It’s ok: they recanted their extremist views!
How many of these people do you think we will be hearing about in connection with future terrorist attacks?
From AP, :
SAN`A, Yemen “” Yemeni authorities have released 113 militants belonging to the Al Qaeda network “” including at least five once accused of involvement in the deadly bombing of the USS Cole “” after they recanted their extremist views, security officials said Thursday.
The militants once accused in the USS Cole bombing were later cleared. The 15 Yemeni militants convicted in August of involvement in the 2000 bombing, which killed 17 U.S. sailors, were not released.
The 113 men were released during the past two weeks after signing pledges not to carry out terror acts or criminal activities.
Last month, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said more than 1,800 convicts, including Al Qaeda members, would be released from prisons for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr holiday following it.