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“American Taliban” Fighter Released After 17 years

posted on May 24, 2019

The Associated Press’s Matthew Barakat reports that John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” was released from prison this week after nearly 20 years. A convert to Islam, he was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan after 9/11. Michael Jensen, a terrorism researcher at the University of Maryland, told Barakat that “Lindh represents an interesting test case, as he is on the leading edge of dozens of inmates who were convicted on terror-related offenses in the aftermath of Sept. 11 and are eligible for release in the next five years.”

Read at The Associated Press