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British man who launched ISIL suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded 1m compensation
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21 February 2017 7:40PM | Gordon Rayner

Posted on 02/21/2017 3:58:52 PM PST by Olog-hai

A British Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government.

Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment.

He was freed following intense lobbying by Tony Blair’s Labour government.

Al-Harith, who used the nom de guerre Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, entered Syria via Turkey in 2014 to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, leading to questions at the time about the monitoring of terrorist suspects.

It also raised the possibility that compensation money paid by British taxpayers had been handed on by him to ISIL.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albritani; alharith; blair; guantanamo; iraq; isil; isis; rop
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1 posted on 02/21/2017 3:58:52 PM PST by Olog-hai
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£1 million will buy a lot of trucks and C4


2 posted on 02/21/2017 3:59:38 PM PST by PGR88
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Nothing to see here. The real problem Brit is Milo.


3 posted on 02/21/2017 4:00:17 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Olog-hai

No one is surprised.


4 posted on 02/21/2017 4:00:35 PM PST by jch10 (President Trump, President Trump, President Trump! I just love saying that!)
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To: Olog-hai

Splendid, just effing splendid!


5 posted on 02/21/2017 4:03:02 PM PST by Strac6 ("We sleep safe in our beds only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on the enemy.")
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should have killed the scumbag


6 posted on 02/21/2017 4:03:32 PM PST by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: Olog-hai

"British"

7 posted on 02/21/2017 4:03:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: PGR88

The British government lobbies to get him out of Guatanamo.

He gets out, then sues the British goverment and collects about $1.3 million (depending on exchange rate).

Then he merrily goes back to Jihad killing those that oppose ISIS.

Practically a fairy tale ending for a Jihadi.


8 posted on 02/21/2017 4:06:14 PM PST by marktwain (We wanted to tell our side of the story. We hope by us telling our story...)
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To: Olog-hai

Clearly, he was radicalized by his experience at Guantanamo. /S


9 posted on 02/21/2017 4:06:16 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: gaijin

British EBT Card Holder...


10 posted on 02/21/2017 4:07:04 PM PST by Professional
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It is no wonder Muslims think so many Infidels are the world's biggest suckers. We seem to prove it daily.

They must be laughing their azzes off at this one.

11 posted on 02/21/2017 4:08:49 PM PST by Gritty (Appeasing Islamic terrorists doesn't work, never worked, and will never work.- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you, Johnny and Lindsay. And Ted Kennedy too, wherever you are.


12 posted on 02/21/2017 4:09:25 PM PST by rfp1234 (DinosorosExtinction)
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Stupid is as Stupid does. And the Brits want to keep Trump out! LOL


13 posted on 02/21/2017 4:11:57 PM PST by Chgogal (I will NOT submit, therefore, Jihadists hate me.)
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“The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Zakariya al-Britani - may Allah accept him - detonated his explosives-laden vehicle on a headquarters of the Rafidhi army and its militias in Tal Kisum village, southwest of Mosul.”

...courtesy of Tony Blair. That's the reality, and Blair should be made to wear it, along with every liberal agitating to close down Gitmo.
14 posted on 02/21/2017 4:12:59 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Olog-hai

A more accurate title to the piece would be “The British government provides aid and money to Islamic terrorists to murder you”.


15 posted on 02/21/2017 4:14:50 PM PST by WMarshal (President Trump, a president keeping his promises to the American people. It feels like winning.)
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Abu-Zakariya al-Britani...

I REALLY wish there was a way to outlaw names.

No abu or ali or al or whatever the #### they name themselves.

Keep your ####ing gutter muslim names in the ME.


16 posted on 02/21/2017 4:20:58 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper cbrust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s like a new absurdity every day.


17 posted on 02/21/2017 4:21:18 PM PST by Yardstick
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was released from the US detention camp in 2004
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This one really is Bush’s fault.


18 posted on 02/21/2017 4:40:04 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: gaijin

#7 my goodness
What a story.


19 posted on 02/21/2017 4:49:33 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks, Barry!

Am I the only one that thinks that GB should be shut down...

After all the prisoners are shot and left to rot in the tropical heat?

(forgive me - I just think that innocent people shouldn’t have to die so politicians can posture)


20 posted on 02/21/2017 5:04:18 PM PST by turfmann
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