Allen B. West

Another former GITMO detainee killed waging jihad in Syria

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Catch and release might work with fish, but it’s not working so well with jihadists.

As The Long War Journal reports, we have another case of recidivism with Ibrahim Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to Moroccan custody. Bin Shakaran was killed while leading a jihadist group fighting Syrian government forces and was “martyred, Insha’Allah, in battles for Hilltop # 45 in Latakia,” according to Kavkaz Center, a propaganda arm of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate.

And he isn’t the first former GITMO detainee from Morocco to have been killed in Syria while waging jihad for Sham al Islam. Another ex-Guantanamo detainee, known as Mohammed al ‘Alami, was killed last year.

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According to the report, Sham al Islam has been fighting alongside al-Qaida’s Syrian branch, the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, as well as Ahrar al Sham and the Army of the Emigrants and Supporters in an ongoing offensive in the coastal province of Latakia. Sham al Islam was one of several rebel groups including Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, Ahrar al Sham, Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (or Army of Emigrants and Helpers), and Suquor al Izz that fought in another offensive in Latakia in August 2013 in which major human rights abuses were committed.

But fear not folks, because our warrior leader Obama assured us these are just “junior varsity” groups — I guess that means they kill you with smaller caliber weapons.

Weak and ineffective liberal policies are no match against an enemy who plays by no rules. Remember all the political ranting about the “enhanced interrogation program” and the declassified report as called for by Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca)? And Nancy Pelosi obviously had amnesia when she was briefed as House Speaker on the program and said not a peep. These same liberals are all up in arms about GITMO and the “mistreatment” given to the detainees there. Even with proof of recidivism, our dear leader, Barack Hussein Obama, has said GITMO goes against our better character and is still trying to shut the facility down and release detainees.

So let me make my position very clear. I don’t give a damn about these Islamic jihadists, terrorists — or whatever you want to call them. The bottom line is protecting Americans. We are fighting terrorists, non-state, non-uniform belligerents who do not deserve any rights on the battlefield. They target civilians and enact the most heinous of war atrocities, yet liberal progressives in this country are stuck on this stupid issue of trying to find moral relativism with barbaric fiends from the 7th century.

Those that we do not kill, we should keep locked up and off the battlefield. Imagine the message we’re sending our men and women in uniform who are fighting these bastards — and then we play a kumbaya game of “catch and release.” It’s unconscionable!

Liberal progressives are not capable of defending you or this Republic.

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