Bomber's Martyrdom Tape Renews Fears Over Consequences of Closing Gitmo
As President Obama pushes for the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison, the debate over where to house the terror detainees being held there is heating up.
An exclusive video of a former Gitmo detainee's martyrdom tape, obtained by FOX News, is a reminder of the concerns that terror suspects — who have been held but released from Guantanamo Bay — are increasingly returning to the fight against the United States and its allies.
Abdallah Ali al-Ajmi was transferred back to his home country of Kuwait after his release from Guantanamo in 2005. Last April he blew himself up in a homicide attack that killed 12 people in Mosul, Iraq.
Al-Ajmi, known in Guantanamo as Detainee 220, made his martyrdom tape before the attack.
"In the name of Allah, most compassionate, most merciful and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet," al-Ajmi says in the video. "I thank Allah, Lord of the Worlds, who freed me from Guantanamo prison and, after we were tortured, connected me with the Islamic State of Iraq [ISI]. And it is the gift of Allah to follow the path of this nation, the ISI."
In the video, translated by the NEFA Foundation, a non-profit that tracks terror groups, al-Ajmi mentions Guantanamo Bay right away. For many jihadists, having served time at Guantanamo is seen as a badge of honor.
Yeah, well, serving time at Gitmo wouldn't be seen as a badge of honor if no one got turned loose to brag to their friends, but instead, the dirtbags all got left to rot in ignominy for the rest of their lives.
But this does prove that 'religion of peace' thing, doesn't it? I mean, this dude's 'most compassionate, most merciful' god freed him so that he could 'most mercifully and compassionately' blow up innocent people...just steeped in peace.
Yeah, closing up Gitmo and bringing this load of dirtbags to the U.S. mainland is a great idea.
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