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  • Bush Admin Sold 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh's Plea Deal As A Win For America. Now He’s Free

    05/26/2019 12:16:02 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2019 | Peter Hasson
    Former President George W. Bush’s administration sold the 2002 plea deal with John Walker Lindh, an American who joined the Taliban, as a victory in the war on terror that would make the American people safer. But 17 years later, Lindh is out of prison, and his praise for terrorists while in prison has experts concerned he might still pose a threat. .... McNulty said the government was “quite confident that if we had gone to trial, we would have prevailed on all counts,” transcripts show. McNulty was specifically asked if the government could have proven that Lindh conspired to...
  • Talibanny Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree

    05/23/2019 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 23 May 2019 | Mark Steyn
    John Walker Lindh - or Abdul Hamid, as he may well prefer to be styled - comes out of prison today. At the time we were assured he was just a goofy kid who'd gone off to find himself and accidentally found the Taliban instead. But here we are, eighteen years later, and he's even more fully committed to global jihad than before. And, for some reason, the Irish Government chose to confer citizenship on a convicted jihadist while he was in gaol, so we can at least stop calling him the American Talib and instead refer to him as...
  • 'American Taliban' released from prison, a key case for questions about radicals re-entering society

    05/23/2019 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | May 23, 2019 | David Shortell
    (CNN)John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" whose capture in Afghanistan riveted a country in the early days after the September 11 attacks, has been released from prison, his lawyer said. After serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence, Lindh, the first US-born detainee in the war on terror, on Thursday walked out of a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, and will join the small, but growing, group of Americans convicted of terror-related charges attempting to re-enter into society. Lindh will live in Virginia subject to the direction of his probation officer, his lawyer, Bill Cummings, tells CNN. But...
  • Despite supporting ISIS, American Taliban jihadist John Walker Lindh gets early release from prison

    04/21/2019 9:31:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 19, 2019 11:00 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    Despite supporting ISIS, American Taliban jihadist John Walker Lindh gets early release from prison “American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh will be released from prison next month after agreeing to strict restrictions on his internet use, communications and travel.” Unless Lindh is on 24-hour watch, he can easily violate these restrictions. “According to recent court filings obtained by NBC News, Judge T.S. Ellis III has barred Lindh from communicating with anyone online in any language other than English.” How can that possibly be enforced? “Lindh also will not be permitted to watch any video content related to terrorism.” But what...
  • Obama's Nominee to Justice Dept. Was a Terrorist's Lawyer

    03/14/2009 6:38:04 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 20 replies · 1,025+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/14/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    On March 9, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on one of Barack Obama's latest nominees. This time it was to assess the suitability of Tony West, Obama's nominee for the assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Division. Things went "smoothly" according to the San Jose Mercury News, also publishing a nice bio of West. The Washington Post merely mentioned the hearing was "notable." Similarly the East Bay Express simply makes mention of the hearing having occurred. Apparently there was nothing of interest in West’s nomination. Curiously enough, though, not one of these...
  • US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS

    03/20/2019 5:40:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 20, 2019 8:16 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS, advocates for global jihad John Walker Lindh was captured while fighting alongside the Taliban against U.S. troops. If that isn’t treason, what is? This jihadi says he wants to move to Ireland, but if the Irish aren’t stupid enough to let him in, he will likely become a hero of the Muslim victimhood circuit in the U.S., speaking at CAIR and ISNA conferences, demonizing the United States and slyly recruiting for jihad. “John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islamism,” by...
  • Lawyer Who Defended GITMO Detainees Now In Charge of GITMO Policy

    03/05/2012 8:04:35 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    J. Christian Adams, Obama Justice Department Black Panther case whistleblower and author of Injustice was on Fox and Friends over the weekend with some alarming news. The very same lawyer who has adamantly defended GITMO detainees, has now been appointed to one of the highest positions within the Department of Justice to oversee GITMO policy. ..."The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It's not that he's just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes," Adams told Fox News on Sunday. Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder's announcement of West's promotion, he...
  • A Warrior’s Homecoming: What To Do and What Not to Wear

    06/04/2014 4:50:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-4-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m running a little poll today, just because I’m curious.Which reception for the returning Taliban warrior John Walker Lindh  Nicholas Brody Bowe Bergdahl do you think would be most appropriate: a White House Medal of Honor ceremony, or a military court martial?And if you go with the Medal of Honor, what do you think Lady M should wear? Black, white, or red white and blue with green Cinderella pumps. If none of the above, kindly enter your own selection in the comments.As always, Chicago Rules apply: vote early, often, and feel free to cast votes for all of your dead...
  • Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine (Lindh)

    05/27/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2014
    Here is one of those shameful only in America stories: A convicted terrorist serving 20 years in a high-security Indiana facility is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons because the mandatory jail uniform violates Muslim wardrobe rules. Can anyone imagine this occurring in any other country? The unbelievable story comes out of the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary in western Indiana. The facility houses 1,514 male offenders, including a convict dubbed the American Taliban. His name is John Walker Lindh and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks he was captured in Afghanistan for aiding the Taliban against United States troops. Lindh subsequently...
  • Judge gives prison 30 days to allow Muslim prayer (where John Walker Lindh is)

    07/19/2013 3:58:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 6:05 PM EDT | Charles Wilson
    A federal judge on Friday gave the government 30 days to start allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates to hold group prayers outside their cells in a high-security prison in Indiana. In a seven-page order, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said the Bureau of Prisons might have misconstrued her ruling seven months ago that granted Lindh’s request to hold group prayers in the Terre Haute federal prison’s Communications Management Unit, so she made her intent clear. “The warden is to allow group prayer during every Muslim prayer time for which the inmates are not confined to their...
  • U.S. Prison Warden: Muslim Prayers Led to Gangs

    06/28/2013 8:59:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 27 June 2013
    U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to gangs The warden of a U.S. prison holding high-risk inmates, including American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, insisted Thursday that he was obeying a court order to allow daily group prayer by permitting inmates to pray in pairs within their cells. Warden John Oliver told a federal judge that when the prison allowed group prayer earlier this year, Muslim inmates formed gangs and bullied other prisoners. Lindh attended the hearing by video conference from the high-security unit that houses him and about 40 other inmates, including several convicted on terror charges. A U.S....
  • American Taliban lawyer appointed to third-highest Justice Department position

    09/20/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 16 replies
    FoxNation ^ | September 19, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees.
  • Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2012 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners. "I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he...
  • John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group

    08/27/2012 4:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/26/2012 | CARRIE JOHNSON and MARGOT WILLIAMS
    John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam and went to travel the world. U.S. authorities eventually captured him in Afghanistan after 9/11, when he was allegedly fighting alongside the Taliban. His story was the focus of a "Law and Order" episode, and a song called "John Walker's Blues" by Steve Earle. For the last five years, Lindh has been living in a secret prison facility in Indiana with convicted terrorists, neo Nazis and other inmates who get special monitoring. On Monday, Lindh will come out of the shadows and into a federal courthouse...
  • Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post

    03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jim Kouri
    In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive. California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department. Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's...
  • John Walker Lindh is guilty

    05/23/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote this piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded." He also writes that his son "had no involvement with terrorism." Item: In a statement of fact signed by Lindh and his attorneys, John Walker Lindh stipulates 6. In or about late May or June 2001, the defendant agreed to attend a training camp for additional and extensive military training. In or about June 2001, the defendant traveled to the al-Farooq training camp, a facility associated with Usama Bin Laden, located several hours west...
  • John Walker Lindh seeks Ind. prison prayer ruling

    09/01/2010 4:36:08 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    hosted ^ | Sep 1 | CHARLES WILSON
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and another Muslim inmate have asked a judge to order a federal prison to allow them and other Muslims in their highly restricted cell block to pray as a group, in accordance with their beliefs. The American Civil Liberties Union last Thursday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for summary judgment on behalf of Lindh, 29, and Enaam Arnaout, 47, who claim that the prison's policy restricting group prayer in the Communications Management Unit violates their religious rights....
  • Obama Picks American Taliban's Lawyer To Lead lawsuit Against Arizona!

    07/08/2010 9:59:05 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Congressman
    Am in DC, in office of Republican Congressman. It's just been confirmed by Eric Holder that Obama picked radical Seattle lawyer Tony West, who represented American Taliban John Walker Lindh, to lead the Dem's fight against Arizona's new immigration law. West is a member of the infamous Gitmo 9, lawyers who sued President Bush to get special treatment for the detained Islamic terrorists held in Cuba. This is the message Obama is sending to Arizona and the world: I love terrorists; I reward those who work for them, and I hate any state that chooses to defend its borders. Is...
  • Man who idolized American-born Taliban fighter charged in alleged Ill. courthouse bomb plot

    09/24/2009 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,183+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old Illinois man who idolized American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has been arrested after attempting to detonate what he thought was a bomb inside a van outside a federal courthouse, officials said Thursday. Michael C. Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested Wednesday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to murder federal officers or employees and trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. Federal officials said the case has no connections with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York. "This alleged plot drives home...
  • Man charged with plot to bomb Springfield, Ill., federal courthouse, kill employees

    09/24/2009 12:32:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies · 3,526+ views
    AP ^ | September 24, 2009
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly planned to bomb a federal courthouse in Illinois and kill employees there. Federal officials say the case has no connections with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York.