After fighting against the Russians during the war in Afghanistan, Qumu allegedly moved to Sudan, where he worked for a company belonging to Osama Bin Laden. He was capture in 2001 shortly after 9/11.
According to notes, the Libyan government considered the detainee a “dangerous man with no qualms about committing terrorist acts.”
Qumu was sent back to Libya in 2007 and released from prison in 2008 under an amnesty.
On Sunday, the US Senator John McCain urged America to step up its involvement in NATO air strikes on Libya, warning that a stalemate would likely draw Al-Qaeda into the conflict.