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March 20, 2019

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be Released in May;
Has Not Renounced Islamism

Great.

John Walker Lindh, a former American Taliban militant convicted in 2002 for supporting the terrorist organization, is due to be freed in May.

The former Islamist fighter, dubbed "Detainee 001 in the war on terror," was arrested in 2001, just months after the Sept. 11 attacks and the start of the war in Afghanistan. Then just 20 years old, he was among a group of Taliban fighters who were captured by U.S. forces.


Within a year, Walker Lindh was convicted of supporting the Taliban and sentenced to 20 years in prison -- even as some hardliners urged authorities to consider treason charges that could have resulted in the death penalty.

He may not be our problem, primarily. Somehow he acquired Irish citizenship (!!!) and plans to move there after his release.






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