Skip to comments.British man who launched ISIL suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation
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 Blairs 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 ...
£1 million will buy a lot of trucks and C4
Nothing to see here. The real problem Brit is Milo.
No one is surprised.
Splendid, just effing splendid!
should have killed the scumbag
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.
Clearly, he was radicalized by his experience at Guantanamo. /S
British EBT Card Holder...
They must be laughing their azzes off at this one.
Thank you, Johnny and Lindsay. And Ted Kennedy too, wherever you are.
Stupid is as Stupid does. And the Brits want to keep Trump out! LOL
A more accurate title to the piece would be “The British government provides aid and money to Islamic terrorists to murder you”.
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.
It’s like a new absurdity every day.
was released from the US detention camp in 2004
This one really is Bush’s fault.
#7 my goodness
What a story.
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)
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