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  • Lawyer Who Defended GITMO Detainees Now In Charge of GITMO Policy

    03/05/2012 8:04:35 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    J. Christian Adams, Obama Justice Department Black Panther case whistleblower and author of Injustice was on Fox and Friends over the weekend with some alarming news. The very same lawyer who has adamantly defended GITMO detainees, has now been appointed to one of the highest positions within the Department of Justice to oversee GITMO policy. ..."The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It's not that he's just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes," Adams told Fox News on Sunday. Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder's announcement of West's promotion, he...
  • A Warrior’s Homecoming: What To Do and What Not to Wear

    06/04/2014 4:50:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-4-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m running a little poll today, just because I’m curious.Which reception for the returning Taliban warrior John Walker Lindh  Nicholas Brody Bowe Bergdahl do you think would be most appropriate: a White House Medal of Honor ceremony, or a military court martial?And if you go with the Medal of Honor, what do you think Lady M should wear? Black, white, or red white and blue with green Cinderella pumps. If none of the above, kindly enter your own selection in the comments.As always, Chicago Rules apply: vote early, often, and feel free to cast votes for all of your dead...
  • Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine (Lindh)

    05/27/2014 12:07:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2014
    Here is one of those shameful only in America stories: A convicted terrorist serving 20 years in a high-security Indiana facility is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons because the mandatory jail uniform violates Muslim wardrobe rules. Can anyone imagine this occurring in any other country? The unbelievable story comes out of the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary in western Indiana. The facility houses 1,514 male offenders, including a convict dubbed the American Taliban. His name is John Walker Lindh and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks he was captured in Afghanistan for aiding the Taliban against United States troops. Lindh subsequently...
  • Judge gives prison 30 days to allow Muslim prayer (where John Walker Lindh is)

    07/19/2013 3:58:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 6:05 PM EDT | Charles Wilson
    A federal judge on Friday gave the government 30 days to start allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates to hold group prayers outside their cells in a high-security prison in Indiana. In a seven-page order, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said the Bureau of Prisons might have misconstrued her ruling seven months ago that granted Lindh’s request to hold group prayers in the Terre Haute federal prison’s Communications Management Unit, so she made her intent clear. “The warden is to allow group prayer during every Muslim prayer time for which the inmates are not confined to their...
  • U.S. Prison Warden: Muslim Prayers Led to Gangs

    06/28/2013 8:59:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 27 June 2013
    U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to gangs The warden of a U.S. prison holding high-risk inmates, including American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, insisted Thursday that he was obeying a court order to allow daily group prayer by permitting inmates to pray in pairs within their cells. Warden John Oliver told a federal judge that when the prison allowed group prayer earlier this year, Muslim inmates formed gangs and bullied other prisoners. Lindh attended the hearing by video conference from the high-security unit that houses him and about 40 other inmates, including several convicted on terror charges. A U.S....
  • American Taliban lawyer appointed to third-highest Justice Department position

    09/20/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 16 replies
    FoxNation ^ | September 19, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees.
  • Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2012 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners. "I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he...
  • John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group

    08/27/2012 4:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/26/2012 | CARRIE JOHNSON and MARGOT WILLIAMS
    John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam and went to travel the world. U.S. authorities eventually captured him in Afghanistan after 9/11, when he was allegedly fighting alongside the Taliban. His story was the focus of a "Law and Order" episode, and a song called "John Walker's Blues" by Steve Earle. For the last five years, Lindh has been living in a secret prison facility in Indiana with convicted terrorists, neo Nazis and other inmates who get special monitoring. On Monday, Lindh will come out of the shadows and into a federal courthouse...
  • Holder elevates al-Qaeda lawyer to top Justice Department post

    03/05/2012 7:52:22 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Jim Kouri
    In a semi-stealth promotion, a major Barack Obama fundraiser who served as a defense lawyer for a convicted al-Qaeda terrorist is scheduled to become the third-highest ranking Department of Justice executive. California-based attorney Tony West was named Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, making him the No. 3 man at the Justice Department. Here you have a man linked to a terrorist group who is now a top Justice Department official. It smacks of corruption," said political strategist and attorney Michael Baker. West assisted candidate Obama in raising tens of millions of dollars as a co-chairman for Senator Obama's...
  • John Walker Lindh is guilty

    05/23/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote this piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded." He also writes that his son "had no involvement with terrorism." Item: In a statement of fact signed by Lindh and his attorneys, John Walker Lindh stipulates 6. In or about late May or June 2001, the defendant agreed to attend a training camp for additional and extensive military training. In or about June 2001, the defendant traveled to the al-Farooq training camp, a facility associated with Usama Bin Laden, located several hours west...
  • John Walker Lindh seeks Ind. prison prayer ruling

    09/01/2010 4:36:08 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    hosted ^ | Sep 1 | CHARLES WILSON
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and another Muslim inmate have asked a judge to order a federal prison to allow them and other Muslims in their highly restricted cell block to pray as a group, in accordance with their beliefs. The American Civil Liberties Union last Thursday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for summary judgment on behalf of Lindh, 29, and Enaam Arnaout, 47, who claim that the prison's policy restricting group prayer in the Communications Management Unit violates their religious rights....
  • Obama Picks American Taliban's Lawyer To Lead lawsuit Against Arizona!

    07/08/2010 9:59:05 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Congressman
    Am in DC, in office of Republican Congressman. It's just been confirmed by Eric Holder that Obama picked radical Seattle lawyer Tony West, who represented American Taliban John Walker Lindh, to lead the Dem's fight against Arizona's new immigration law. West is a member of the infamous Gitmo 9, lawyers who sued President Bush to get special treatment for the detained Islamic terrorists held in Cuba. This is the message Obama is sending to Arizona and the world: I love terrorists; I reward those who work for them, and I hate any state that chooses to defend its borders. Is...
  • Man who idolized American-born Taliban fighter charged in alleged Ill. courthouse bomb plot

    09/24/2009 2:25:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,183+ views
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Sept. 24, 2009 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old Illinois man who idolized American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has been arrested after attempting to detonate what he thought was a bomb inside a van outside a federal courthouse, officials said Thursday. Michael C. Finton, also known as Talib Islam, was arrested Wednesday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of attempting to murder federal officers or employees and trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. Federal officials said the case has no connections with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York. "This alleged plot drives home...
  • Man charged with plot to bomb Springfield, Ill., federal courthouse, kill employees

    09/24/2009 12:32:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies · 3,526+ views
    AP ^ | September 24, 2009
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested on charges that he allegedly planned to bomb a federal courthouse in Illinois and kill employees there. Federal officials say the case has no connections with the major terrorism investigation under way in Colorado and New York.
  • FREE SPEECH TV: Democracy Now! Introduces a New American Hero

    08/03/2009 12:52:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies · 609+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 3, 2009 | Claude Cartaginese
    It has now become an annual ritual, as predictable as an eclipse: Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker come out before the media to extol the virtues of their son, Suleyman al-Faris, also known as Abdul Hamid. Don’t recognize the names? Perhaps you may remember him by his real name — John Walker Lindh (”Jihad Johnny”), the American Taliban. This year is no exception, and Frank Lindh and Marilyn Walker want to talk again to anyone who’ll listen, in an effort to get their son out of federal prison. This year, the story has been picked up by Amy Goodman and...
  • Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque

    06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 4,783+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2009 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
    Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe. All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque. The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad...
  • No Mercy for Jihad Johnny

    12/19/2008 8:52:40 AM PST · by dbz77 · 14 replies · 665+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If it's December, it's time for the left to throw another shameless pity party for convicted American jihadist John Walker Lindh (aka Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid). Every Christmas season for the past four years, the Taliban accomplice and his parents have asked President Bush to pardon him. This country should save its tears and mercy for the defenders of freedom. The farther we move from the September 11 attacks, the cloudier our collective memory of Lindh's case becomes. Sympathetic journalists have rewritten the history, embracing him as a naive young hippie-dippie from Marin County, Calif., who was just caught...
  • No Mercy for Jihad Johnny

    12/19/2008 3:08:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,009+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If it's December, it's time for the left to throw another shameless pity party for convicted American jihadist John Walker Lindh (aka Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid). Every Christmas season for the past four years, the Taliban accomplice and his parents have asked President Bush to pardon him. This country should save its tears and mercy for the defenders of freedom. The farther we move from the September 11 attacks, the cloudier our collective memory of Lindh's case becomes. Sympathetic journalists have rewritten the history, embracing him as a naive young hippie-dippie from Marin County, Calif., who was just caught...
  • { John Walker Lindh } 'American Taliban' asks Bush to set him free

    12/17/2008 11:47:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 86 replies · 2,201+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/17/8
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- The parents of American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh are asking President George W. Bush to set their son free before Bush leaves office next month.
  • Dad wants Bush to commute sentence of John Walker Lindh, American Taliban

    09/28/2008 8:40:34 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 60 replies · 1,701+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/27/08 | Scott Herhold
    He's a gentle man, lean and soft-spoken, careful to begin his lecture with an explanation of principles like the right to counsel. The passion in Frank Lindh builds only when he describes the details of what happened to his son, John Walker Lindh, the bearded young man who was tagged as the American Taliban. In the waning days of George Bush's administration, the senior Lindh is asking the president to commute the rest of his son's 20-year sentence, now seven years along. It's almost certainly a hopeless quest. Bush is not a man prone to second-guess himself. ... In retrospect,...