Obama plans, in his final days in office, to replenish the enemy ranks even further by freeing more hardened, committed, battle-trained jihadis from Guantanamo.
“British jihadi who was freed from Guantanamo Bay ‘has fled to Syria to join Al Qaeda,'” by Omar Wahid and Nick Craven, The Mail on Sunday, January 7, 2017 (thanks to David):
A jihadi from Britain who claims to be a former Guantanamo Bay detainee has fled to Syria where he is now fighting for Al Qaeda.
The terrorist – who has dubbed himself Abu Mugheera Al-Britani, meaning ‘from Britain’ – has written in detail about his experience in the notorious US prison camp.
Although Al-Britani’s real identity has not been established, at least 16 UK nationals and residents were held at the military camp in Cuba.
His account will fuel concerns that some freed terror suspects have not abandoned their fanatical ideology and could remain a threat to the public. It will also raise fears that compensation paid to former inmates is helping to fund terror campaigns.
All the UK-related Guantanamo inmates have now been released and, between them, have received a total of £20 million in High Court compensation paid for by the British taxpayer.
The money was handed over after detainees sued MI5 and MI6 for complicity in their alleged torture at the hands of the Americans.
Al-Britani claims he ‘spent years’ at Guantanamo Bay, where more than 700 of the world’s most dangerous Islamic terrorists were imprisoned in the aftermath of 9/11.
In an online magazine for fanatics, he writes: ‘Sitting in the blessed land of al-Shaam [Greater Syria], reflecting on those weeks and days spent behind bars, I thank Allah for releasing me and providing me with the opportunity of carrying out jihad in his path again.’…