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Ex-Gitmo Detainee Vows to Re-Join Terrorists

BullzeyeBullzeye Member Posts: 3,560
edited September 2004 in General Discussion
Keep in mind, this guy was one of the most vocal protestors of his innocence. He was one of the group of European-born detainees that tried to sue the US for wrongful imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish man who was released from U.S. military detention in Guantanamo Bay told a television interviewer he plans to travel to Chechnya (news - web sites) and join Islamic militants fighting Russian forces.

In a live interview with the DR-1 television channel Wednesday night, Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane said he planned to go into hiding and then "try to find a way to Chechnya."

As a condition of his release from Guantanamo in February, Abderrahmane pledged to refrain from warfare. Of the pledge, he said, "They can use it as toilet paper over there in the United States."

Abderrahmane was not charged upon his return to Denmark. He was widely criticized earlier this week when he told Danish media that Denmark's prime minister and the nation's troops in Iraq (news - web sites) were legitimate targets for terrorists.

Although lawmakers criticized the remarks as out of bounds and said they amounted to incitement to violence, they did not violate any Danish laws.

"I am going to Chechnya and fight for the Muslims," the 31-year-old Dane said during an interview on the daily news show, Nyhedsmagasinet. "The Muslims are oppressed in Chechnya and the Russians are carrying out terror against them."

His lawyer, Tyge Trier, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Abderrahmane, whose mother is Danish and father Algerian, has claimed he was in a training campaign to join Islamic fighters in Chechnya when he was arrested in Pakistan and transferred to Guantanamo in February 2002.

Danish Justice Minister Lene Espersen said Abderrahmane's comments represented "a new situation that the law enforcement authorities must reconsider."

Pia Kjaersgaard, the leader of the Danish People's Party, said Abderrahmane's behavior was "completely grotesque" and urged the government to hand him over to the U.S. authorities.

Another lawmaker, Elisabeth Arnold of the centrist Radical Party, said he represented "a risk."

In previous interviews, Abderrahmane has said Danish authorities seized his passport after he returned to Denmark in February. He has also said he cannot leave the country without the permission of the Danish Intelligence Security Service.

In June, a Danish television crew followed Abderrahmane as he traveled to London to meet British Guantanamo detainee Tarek Dergoul to discuss a possible lawsuit against the United States.

Currently, there are more than 600 prisoners in the detention at the Guantanamo base. A few dozen have been released since early 2004, while only four have been charged so far.

"Our finest tribute to our fallen dead would be to convince their sons that we were not Rambo and neither are they. -Gus Hasford


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    bsallybsally Member Posts: 3,165
    edited November -1
    Thank God for political correctness and "rights" of war prisoners.[}:)][}:)] We got him once, looks like two strikes and he is out. Pick him up again and let him sit at Gitmo pondering the second chance he had.

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    tajjntajjn Member Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just drop him off half way to Gitmo.[}:)]

    Not now, I'm busy reloading!!!!
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    Mr.PissyPantsMr.PissyPants Member Posts: 3,575
    edited November -1
    Or just pick him up and hand him over to the Russians. I am sure they do wonderful things with terrorists.

    Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
    -Benjamin Franklin
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    Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    You know....if they drugged the Gitmo detainees and stuck a chip in their rears to track them with satellites it could pay off in our fight against terrorism.

    Launch a cruise missile at his rear.

    Try sueing now buddy!!!

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    RosieRosie Member Posts: 14,525 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Red I like your way of thinking.
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    PATBUZZARDPATBUZZARD Member Posts: 3,556
    edited November -1
    How about a new solution? NO PRISONERS. Go back to the old, "Dead US prisoners (read: hostages) equals no German (read:Iraqi) prisoners." Can't remember which general promoted that, but it was shortly after the Battle of the Bulge.

    "Gunner sabot tank! Identify! UP! Fire! ON THE WAY!!" <<boom>>

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    IconoclastIconoclast Member Posts: 10,515 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That boy better only go out in the daytime and keep to public places . . . .

    And as others have noted, this is yet another example of the fallacy with investing these scum with the rights they would enjoy in the normal course of the US judicial system. Locking 'em up for the duration should be the minimum sentence they face.

    "There is nothing lower than the human race - except the french." (Mark Twain) ". . . And liberals / demoMAGGOTS" (me)
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