Now 20 percent of former Gitmo inmates have returned to jihad, up from 14 percent last year. The only surprise is that the number isn’t higher, since nothing is or was done at Gitmo to weaken the inmates’ attachment to the jihad and Islamic supremacism — in fact, their attachment to Islam was reinforced by the exaggerated respect non-Muslim guards had to give to the Qur’an, and by the unobstructed Islamic worship made available to the detainees there. Was jihad and hatred of America preached right at Gitmo? What would have prevented that?
“More ex-detainees wage jihad,” by Jeff Bliss and Tony Capaccio for Bloomberg News, January 7 (thanks to James):
As many as one in five former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees are suspected of or are confirmed to have engaged in terrorist activity after their release, U.S. officials said, citing the latest government statistics.
The 20 percent rate is an increase over the 14 percent of former inmates an April Pentagon report said were thought to have joined terrorist efforts, said the officials, who requested anonymity. The officials didn’t provide the numbers on which the 20 percent figure is based….