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  • 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
    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
    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,...
  • Father Of 'American Taliban' Lindh Urges Pardon

    09/25/2008 3:34:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 1,605+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Sep 24, 2008
    The father of John Walker Lindh, who has spent nearly seven years in federal prison for serving in an Afghan army, told a room full of law students at University of San Francisco on Wednesday his son has been used as a scapegoat for the faults of the U.S. government. Frank Lindh of Marin County spoke for the fourth consecutive year about how he believes U.S. troops in northern Afghanistan in 2001 illegitimately captured his son, known as an "American Taliban," for fighting as a Taliban soldier just after the Sept. 11 attacks. Frank Lindh said he believes his son...
  • 600 U.S. Taliban?

    07/18/2008 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 178+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 18, 2008
    War On Terror: After 9/11, Pakistan promised to close its radical madrassas as part of anti-terror reforms. Now we learn they're not only still open, but also recruiting and brainwashing American boys.All told, 600 American children are being indoctrinated into jihad in 22 madrassas across Pakistan. A U.S. filmmaker stumbled on them while tracing the path of the London suicide bombers. He discovered they attended the same radical Islamic schools. A congressional delegation has confirmed his findings. One particularly radical school in Karachi freely displays a banner at its main gate urging Muslims to join the Taliban. At least 80...
  • Lindh no terrorist, parents say in new plea to commute sentence

    12/22/2007 9:56:01 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 40 replies · 156+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2007 | Bob Egelko
    John Walker Lindh's lawyers and parents appealed to President Bush for the fourth time Tuesday to commute the Marin County man's 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban in 2001, saying the nation has grown less fearful since then and that others convicted of similar charges have been treated more leniently. "John Lindh had no involvement whatsoever in terrorism or criminal activity," his mother, Marilyn Walker, said at a news conference.... "Others have received a lot less in the way of a sentence even when they were convicted of a lot more," the lawyer said. Bush has not responded to...
  • Free Our Talib (Los Angeles Time Idiots Want Traitor John Walker Lindh Pardoned) MEGA-BARF ALERT

    07/30/2007 1:49:58 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,118+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/29/2007 | Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
    The concept of mercy spans testaments and faiths, and any system of justice requires the embrace of mercy for leavening and legitimacy. In this case, justice has been served by Lindh's time in prison. Now Bush is uniquely positioned to grant mercy, for while many will long argue over the effectiveness of his war on terror, none question his commitment to it. By giving Lindh a commutation, Bush could prove that his war is, as he often and properly asserts, not against Islam but against those who seek to harm America. Lindh never sought to harm his country; he has...

    09/14/2002 11:52:02 AM PDT · by twas · 57 replies · 596+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | Sept. 14 | SUSAN SCHULMAN
    The war on terrorism reached into the Buffalo community Friday evening, when federal agents raided several houses and a store in Lackawanna and accused five men of Yemeni descent of operating an al-Qaida cell. The normally quiet neighborhood of modest homes and narrow streets was overrun by gun-toting police and FBI agents who ended a year-old probe with the arrests of the five men, all accused of providing material support and resources to the al-Qaida network. Disbelieving residents poured into the streets as darkness fell, and authorities searched apartments and cars before taking the suspects into custody, then cordoning off...
  • Brosnahan: Don't Blame HP Chair, She's Not a Lawyer (Dunn hires Taliban John's lawyer)

    09/22/2006 1:11:55 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 528+ views
    law.com (excerpt) ^ | September 22, 2006 | Justin Scheck
    Excerpt - Don't blame Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, her new lawyer said Wednesday, for the convulsions the company's board have suffered in the wake of its troubled investigation of boardroom leaks. "She's neither a lawyer nor is she an investigator," said James Brosnahan, the Morrison & Foerster litigator whom Dunn hired this week. "And she's not the kind of person, frankly, who would advise people to do something illegal." Dunn has come under scrutiny for her role in directing the troubled probe -- The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that she closely supervised it -- and she's the latest figure...
  • Father of ‘American Taliban' to speak

    09/19/2006 3:15:45 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 35 replies · 1,029+ views
    Colorado Daily ^ | September 17, 2006 | KATE JOHNSON
    Frank Lindh, the father of a man now serving 20 years in prison for “aiding” Taliban forces, will speak to CU-Boulder students on matters of human and constitutional rights Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Museum Collections W100 at 7:30 p.m. John Walker Lindh was apprehended November of 2001, and on Feb. 5, 2002 he faced 10 charges, including conspiracy to murder Americans. As part of a plea-bargain deal, John pled guilty to possession of weapons and serving the Taliban army. As a result, all other charges were dropped. John is currently serving a sentence of 20 years without the possibility of...
  • Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay)

    08/05/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 440+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others
    TRUTH in the David Hicks affair remains as elusive as ever after fresh allegations this week from inside the US military that the Guantanamo Bay commissions are so seriously flawed that a fair trial is impossible. The most damaging blows yet to the commissions -- still supported by the Howard Government -- came from three US Air Force prosecutors involved in the trials who have quit the investigation in protest. One, John Carr, said the process appeared to have been rigged and that the first four cases -- including Hicks -- had been been "handpicked" and would not be acquitted....

    06/22/2006 3:33:42 PM PDT · by radar101 · 34 replies · 1,293+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 22, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I bring you my boo-freakin'-hoo moment of the day, courtesy of Esquire writer Tom Junod's nauseating profile of John Walker Lindh a/k/a "Suleyman al-Faris" a/k/a "Abdul Hamid a/k/a "Hamza." Junod laments an order forbidding Lindh/al-Faris/Hamid/Hamza from speaking Arabic and describes his typical day in prison: At seven o'clock in the morning he goes to work in the library. It is not a job that most other inmates want, but it suits Hamza, because all Hamza does is read and study. He reads and studies so much that people have to stop him from reading and studying, and sometimes his only...
  • How to treat a traitor

    02/16/2006 10:52:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Meridian Star ^ | January 31, 2006 11:09 am | Craig Ziemba
    In a prime example of not leaving well enough alone, the father of John Walker Lindh has now publicly asked President Bush to grant his son clemency. John Walker, you may recall, was the American citizen captured while fighting alongside Taliban forces against our troops in Afghanistan. Rather than taking a bullet to the chest or being beheaded (as Islamic jihadists do when they capture Westerners), John Walker Lindh plea bargained a sentence of 20 years in a medium-security prison. Now his father says that sentence was too harsh. In a speech to the Commonwealth Club last week, Frank Lindh...
  • The Truth about John Walker Lindh

    01/30/2006 7:25:23 PM PST · by killjoy · 56 replies · 1,894+ views
    Blackwater USA ^ | 2006/01/30 | Robert Young Pelton
    John Walker Lindh aka John Walker aka Suleiman Ferris aka Abdul Hamid aka The American Taliban is a person that I will mostly likely to be associated for some time to come. I am sure on my obituary there will be a bombastic note that I was “the journalist who “discovered” Lindh after the battle at Qali Jangi” (the afghans have that dubious honor) Many have told me that Lindh’s story was a big deal back in the States. I will never know, I was in Afghanistan covering combat operations with in the ongoing war against the Taliban for CNN...
  • 'Jihad Johnny' Linked to Flt. 63 Shoe Bomber

    12/29/2001 12:11:11 AM PST · by truther · 5 replies · 327+ views
    NewsMax | Friday Dec. 28, 2001 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    'Jihad Johnny' Linked to Flt. 63 Shoe Bomber America's Tailban traitor "Jihad Johnny" Walker and Flight 63 shoe bomber Richard Reid were recruited to do Osama bin Laden's dirty work by the same extremist Muslim group currently operating all over the globe to build an anti-Western army to fight jihad, one Mideast expert contended Friday. "The French newspaper La Provence reported Tuesday that Reid had been an acolyte of Tabligh-i-Jamaat," reports Islamic scholar Steven Schwartz in the New York Post. "U.S. media disclosed last week that Walker had been recruited by a San Francisco cell of the same group." Schwartz ...
  • Father defends 'Taliban' son in speech (Gotta read this one)

    01/26/2006 9:03:13 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 93 replies · 3,169+ views
    Bay Ara Reporter ^ | 1/26/06 | Matthew S. Bajko
    Frank Lindh, the gay father of John Walker Lindh, dubbed the "American Taliban" after being found in Afghanistan in late 2001, lashed out at the mainstream media and politicians on both sides of the aisle in Washington during a fiery, and at times, emotional speech before the Commonwealth Club last week. Breaking a self-imposed silence about his son's case, Lindh gave the speech in order to reach out to the American public, which he said has been brainwashed by lawmakers, government officials, and sensational news coverage into thinking his son is a traitor to his country and an ally of...
  • 'American Taliban' Father Urges Clemency

    01/19/2006 2:52:23 PM PST · by madprof98 · 79 replies · 1,480+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 1/19/06 | MARTHA MENDOZA
    After years of silence, the father of American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh said Thursday he has asked President Bush to grant his son clemency, adding that the then teenager never raised arms against the United States. "In simple terms, this is the story of a decent and honorable young man embarked on a spiritual quest," said Frank Lindh, swallowing back tears at times during a speech at the Commonwealth Club, a nonprofit organization. John Walker Lindh, now 24, was captured by American forces on Nov. 21, 2001, alongside the Taliban. Frank Lindh said his son thought he had been...
  • Semi-News: Bin Laden Files Suit Over Wiretaps

    12/23/2005 6:22:28 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies · 215+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 23 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Osama Bin Laden, reputed leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, has filed suit in the U.S. Federal Court for the District of Columbia seeking $100 billion in compensation for what he alleges were illegal wiretaps carried out by the Bush Administration. “These illegal invasions of my private phone conversations with my friends have caused me both tangible and intangible harm,” Bin Laden said. “I am worried. A great many of my friends have not returned my calls. My fundraising efforts have been hampered. The list goes on and on.” Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), co-author of the McCain-Feingold Suppression of Free...

    12/21/2005 6:44:26 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 35 replies · 1,437+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 12/21/05 | Neal Boortz
    JOHNNY TALIBAN WANTS OUT Here's a name we haven't heard in awhile. John Walker Lindh...the 'American Taliban'...the kid from California that was captured in 2001 fighting for Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan...wants to be released. If you remember, he was given a relatively light 20-year sentence for his actions. But now he wants out. They want President Bush to commute his sentence. The odds of that are about oh...slim and none. Little Johnny Walker is lucky he wasn't lined up against a wall and shot. You know, that's what they used to do a long time ago to people who committed treason....
  • THE WHINE OF AN AMERICAN JIHADIST (Johnny Taliban Want's To Be Released From Prison)

    12/21/2005 2:27:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 886+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 20, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid, aka John Walker Lindh, is asking for mercy. Via the San Francisco Chronicle: American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has asked President Bush again to reduce his 20-year prison sentence by an unspecified amount, Lindh's attorney said Tuesday. Lindh, now in his early 20s, wrote a first-person account to the Justice Department's pardon attorneys arguing why he believes Bush should reduce his sentence. Lindh's attorney said the document could not be publicly released under U.S. government restrictions intended to prevent Lindh from disclosing national secrets. National secrets? Don't worry. The New York Times will no...
  • {Jihad Johnny] Lindh asks for lighter prison sentence

    12/20/2005 5:47:15 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 70 replies · 1,668+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh has asked President Bush again to reduce his 20-year prison sentence by an unspecified amount, Lindh's attorney said Tuesday. Lindh, now in his early 20s, wrote a first-person account to the Justice Department's pardon attorneys arguing why he believes Bush should reduce his sentence. Lindh's attorney said the document could not be publicly released under U.S. government restrictions intended to prevent Lindh from disclosing national secrets. Lindh, a native of Marin County, Calif., who is now imprisoned in southern California, was captured in Afghanistan weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. He pleaded...
  • 'American Taliban' Wants Out of Jail

    12/20/2005 4:48:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 1,274+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    The so-called "American Taliban" is asking the president again to commute his sentence. Lawyers for John Walker Lindh have renewed a Petition for Commutation, asking President Bush to commute Lindh's 20-year prison sentence. Lindh had originally asked President Bush to shorten his sentence in September of last year, saying his case should get another look after another U-S born Taliban suspect - Yaser Esam Hamdi - was released. In an appeal to the president filed yesterday, Lindh's lawyers say other defendants who have recently pleaded guilty to similar charges have received much shorter sentences. Lindh grew up in Marin County,...
  • Portrait of a Wahhabi: My encounters with Randall Royer…and the “usual suspects.”

    07/01/2003 12:07:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 2,371+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2003 | By Stephen Schwartz
    Portrait of a WahhabiBy Stephen Schwartz FrontPageMagazine.com | June 30, 2003 On Thursday, June 26, I testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, chaired by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz).  My topic was “Wahhabism and Islam in the U.S.”  I outlined the outrageous degree to which Saudi-funded Wahhabi extremists, who are supporters of terrorism, have come to dominate Islam in the U.S. My testimony was not greeted with enthusiasm by James Zogby, the phony civil rights leader who heads the “Arab American Institute." Zogby, a Lebanese Christian once known for his moderate camouflage on Israel, but...
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at opensecrets.com, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • Ashcroft, Worse Than Arafat?

    11/20/2004 8:41:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 498+ views
    It might seem odd to compare and contrast two news stories from last week – the resignation announcement of Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Paris death of Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat. But an examination of the two demonstrates the degree to which the "news" media’s compass of objectivity is so terribly misaligned. To read the coverage, you’d think Ashcroft was the tyrant, and Arafat the liberator. On November 10, the New York Times front page put the two stories side by side in the top left-hand corner. Reporter Elisabeth Bumiller told readers the "polarizing" Ashcroft was resigning after a...
  • ZOT! To the Good People of the World

    11/04/2004 3:16:06 PM PST · by liberty byrd · 145 replies · 3,230+ views
    A concerned citizen
    To all good people of countries other than the US- WE are now officially a rogue nation- please don’t blame the citizens of the US as we have been taken over by Nazis. Trust us, we are more frightened than you. There is no possible way that Bush is the most popular president ever. There is no way that he won this election. It is a lie, supported by fraudulent elections and corrupt government officials. There is no popular support for Bush, only Bush freepers on the net paid for by homeland security to convince other nations and naive US...
  • ZOT! Censorship on Freerepublic.com proves every point I made.

    11/04/2004 11:53:37 AM PST · by AndreINCA · 142 replies · 3,279+ views
    You all took turns laughing because I am an extreme left, but I laugh at you because you people proved me right. You delete remarks for no other reason but you don't like the thoughts expressed, (though mine was left for assument) inactivate my account, and preach free speech for all. My words weren't for the purpose of starting a war, only to say, "hey, what do you think about this?" I didn't get one intellgent arugment. Name calling yes, insults yes, nothing thought provoking. So you cane prove me right yet again, and delete this post and inactivate my...
  • ZOT! Don't support Bush, hear Osama Bin Laden out.

    11/03/2004 4:37:48 PM PST · by AndreSOCAL · 146 replies · 3,715+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 11-03-2004 | Andre
    Following is the full English transcript of Usama bin Ladin's speech in a videotape sent to Aljazeera. In the interests of authenticity, the content of the transcript, which appeared as subtitles at the foot of the screen, has been left unedited. Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed: Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: People of America this talk of mine is for you and concerns the ideal way to prevent another Manhattan, and...

    10/06/2004 1:46:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 873+ views
    http://www.donfeder.com/ A PURPLE HEART FOR JOHNNY JIHAD? By Don Feder Last week, John Walker Lindh petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002. It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for Afghanistan’s former rulers. Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp...
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • 'American Taliban' Seeks Commuted Sentence

    09/28/2004 11:42:55 AM PDT · by GeneD · 47 replies · 1,356+ views
    Filed at 2:14 p.m. ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Tuesday to commute his 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban. His lawyer, James Brosnahan, said Lindh was a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time. He said that Lindh was fighting alongside the Taliban in a civil war against the Northern Alliance, that he is not a terrorist and that he never fought against U.S. troops. Brosnahan said the sentence should be reduced because Yaser Esam Hamdi, another American citizen captured in Afghanistan on suspicion of aiding the Taliban, is...
  • American Caught With Taliban Seeks Review Of 20-Year Term

    08/14/2004 4:55:09 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 11 replies · 703+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2004 | Philip Shenon
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 - Lawyers for John Walker Lindh, the young American captured in Afghanistan after joining the Taliban and now serving a 20-year prison sentence, called on the Justice Department on Friday to review his case in light of the department's announcement this week that it might soon free another American captured with the Taliban. "We hope that the government gives Mr. Lindh the same reconsideration they have extended to Mr. Hamdi," the lawyers said in a statement, referring to Yaser Esam Hamdi, an American-born Saudi who is expected to be released soon to return to his family in...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...
  • Al Qaeda Chief KSM Wanted Gadahn to to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore

    05/30/2004 4:08:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 297+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 7, 2004 issues | Newsweek
    Full Title (didn't fit in thread title): NEWSWEEK: Al Qaeda Chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Wanted American Terror Suspect Gadahn to Join Plot to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore Captured Chief Says the Islam Convert Not Eager to Participate in 'Martydom' Operations, But Was Willing to Help NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Captured Al Qaeda chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- "KSM" to his interrogators -- wanted American-born terror suspect Adam Yahiye Gadahn to join a plot to blow up fuel stations outside Baltimore, according to a May 2003 classified FBI document obtained by Newsweek. Gadahn, one of the seven...