Skip to comments.Germany agrees to accept two Gitmo detainees
Posted on 07/17/2010 1:10:49 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Germany agreed to accept two Guantanamo detainees last week.
In justifying the decision, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere explained: The United States has asked us to take three people who were cleared for release. We decided to take in two who we were almost certain would pose no threat to society. With the third we weren't sure."
SNIPPET: "But in this case the press has reported the identity of the two detainees in question. The German newspaper Bild has named them: Ayman al Shurafa, a 34-year-old citizen of Saudi Arabia, and Mahmud Salim al Ali, a 35-year-old Syrian.
A review of the declassified files produced at Gitmo, and available on The New York Times web site (see here and here) reveals that the two were new jihadist recruits in 2001. Neither was a master terrorist at the time of their capture. However, both traveled to Afghanistan to receive training in al Qaedas camps, and one of the two allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide operation."
SNIPPET: "From Hamas recruit to al Qaeda trainee
Ayman al Shurafa, also known as Ohmed Ahmed Mahamoud al Shurfa (ISN # 331), is a Saudi citizen who was studying in the Palestinian territories when he decided to pursue jihad in 2001."
SNIPPET: "The hold of the sheikhs is so strong that even as he sat at Gitmo answering military officials questions, al Shurafa said he would have to ask the higher religious leaders, the sheikhs about the necessity of waging jihad if and when he was released from Gitmo."
SNIPPET: "The second detainee reportedly awaiting transfer to Germany is Mahmud Salim al Ali (ISN # 537), a Syrian who was living in Kuwait in late 2001 when he allegedly decided to travel to Afghanistan to fight US-led forces."
Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/07/germany_agrees_to_ac.php#ixzz0tvNXPipf
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Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims’ families
AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
Posted on January 20, 2009 2:48:21 AM PST by Cindy
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims’ relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
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How much are we paying Germany for this?
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