American Taliban terrorist, John Walker Lindh, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islam or jihad

An update on this July 2017 post, ‘American Taliban’ Lindh refuses to renounce terrorism, “spent his sentence studying Islam”.

Source: John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islam

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.

Walker Lindh’s release later this year is likely to be met with headaches for security services across the globe, especially since he has since acquired Irish citizenship and plans to move there — even though he hasn’t denounced radical Islamic ideology and has even made pro-Isis comments to the media.

The National Counterterrorism Center penned a document dated Jan. 24, 2017 claiming the former Taliban fighter remains as radicalized now as he was in 2001.

“As of May 2016, John Walker Lindh (USPER) — who is scheduled to be released in May 2019 after being convicted of supporting the Taliban — continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts,” the Foreign Policy magazine reported.

The report added Walker Lindh told “a television news producer that he would continue to spread violent extremist Islam upon his release.”

It appears, however, that the Irish government won’t follow the example of the British government — which rescinded a Jihadi bride’s British citizenship — and won’t stop Walker Lindh from entering the country.

“Irish citizens are not subject to immigration control,” the spokesman for Ireland’s Department of Justice told the London Times. “Therefore, if a person has Irish citizenship and presents their Irish passport on arrival, they will not be refused entry to the state.”

Walker Lindh confirmed his plans to head to Ireland after his release in remarks he made to CAGE, a London-based organization focused on supporting people impacted by the War on Terror.

“I don’t really know what to expect from the Irish government,” he wrote to the group, according to the newspaper. “I know virtually nothing about them. I think the only reasonable way to present my case to them is to explain my unique circumstances that make my survival in the US practically impossible.”

He added: “Essentially I am seeking asylum from one country where I am a citizen in another country where I am also a citizen. The worst they can do is decline my request. I figure it is worth at least trying.”

In the U.S., meanwhile, multiple lawmakers have called for the creation of a registry of convicted terrorists, modeled after sex-offender registries, as multiple high-profile releases are set to take place in the next two years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Also recall that one of Lindh’s lawyers was an Obama lobbyist and fundraiser/bundler named Tony West, an Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. Is he still in the swamp?

8 thoughts on “American Taliban terrorist, John Walker Lindh, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islam or jihad

  1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ( WTF ) !! This convicted Terrorist is F’n telling you that he is going straight back to being a Terrorist and you are going to let him out of prison to go be a Terrorist ?!@$%#@#^^@(&% ?
    I do believe that if a person serves their time for crimes other than Murder, Terrorism, and Treason they should be released. John Walker Lindh committed Terrorism and Treason and should have received the death penalty for those a and been executed a long time ago.

  2. Pingback: American Taliban terrorist, John Walker Lindh, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islam or jihad — Creeping Sharia – El Noticiero de Alvarez Galloso

  3. Terrorists live by the sword, so they should die by the sword. Placing them in jail is an insult to those they killed. Allowing them to go free is an insult to everyone else.

  4. He needs to find a country to go live in, that is compatible with him ideology. Stay here will get him to his 72 virgins in a heartbeat.

  5. SCOTUS just ruled that criminal illegals CAN be deported after being detained. So their ruling should be extended to criminal muslims as well. Don’t you think? After all, both groups have the same anti-American agenda.

If sharia keeps spreading, you will not only be silenced by the media and big technology, you will be jailed - or worse. Speak while you can!

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