Oh, how foolish and naive are those who believe terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay are nothing more than innocent victims?
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the case of Ronald Fiddler, a British-born ISIS fighter who was released from Gitmo in 2004.
Fiddler became the homicide bomber who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base outside of Mosul. ISIS claims his mission resulted in multiple casualties, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Via the New York Post:
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and praised Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, a British suicide bomber, for exploding a vehicle full of explosives near Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling IS fighters for control of the city.
A report on BBC.com identified al-Britani as Ronald Fiddler, a Brit who was seized by US forces in Afghanistan and taken to Guantanamo Bay in 2002.
Indeed, Fiddler was not only released from Guantanamo Bay where he belonged but was awarded £1 million compensation by British Government for his troubles.
David Blunkett, who served as Home Secretary for the Labour government at the time of Fiddler’s release assured the world that “No one which is returned … will actually be a threat to the security of the British people.”
Fiddler was one of five British detainees released without charge, two of whom, former inmates Ruhal Ahmed and Shafiq Rasul, were presented by the BBC in 2010 as nothing more than “innocent potheads.”
In another report covering the release of five Guantanamo Bay Britons in 2004, the BBC again fails to mention a word about the reason these other two terrorists were detained, instead focusing on Rasul’s love of soccer, fashion, clubbing, and describing Ahmed as ‘a very friendly boy’ who was a keen kickboxer.
As for Fiddler/Harith? Well, here is his profile from the BBC:
His family say he is a gentle, quiet man who rarely spoke of his faith unless asked, and after four years learning Arabic and teaching English at Khartoum University in Sudan, seemed happy enough to return home, marrying and setting up a computer business with his wife.
According to the report, Fiddler was mistaken for a spy by Taliban soldiers while he was on an innocent backpacking trip.
And they bought it.
That’s what the left would have us all believe – that these men captured and placed in Guantanamo Bay are wrongly accused choir boys. That’s why former President Obama released 201 of the 242 prisoners during his two terms in office.
“There is simply no justification beyond politics for the Congress’ insistence on keeping the facility open,” he wrote in a letter on his last day in office.
President Trump responded to Obama’s mindless policy about Gitmo, saying “there should be no further releases.”
“These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield,” he said.
You tell us – who was right?
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