Binyam Mohammed is an al Qaeda terrorist who planned, with his would-be partner Jose Padilla the “Dirty Bomber” to carry out mass-murder attacks in U.S. cities as part of a 9/11 “second wave.” More here. Unlike Padilla, who was prosecuted on tangentially related terrorism charges and is now serving a lengthy albeit not lengthy enough sentence, Mohammed was released by the Obama administration, under great pressure from British authorities.Mohammed is a cause celebre in the U.K. — where he is living free and clear — because he made “torture” allegations against the CIA. Our military prosecutors wanted to try him for war crimes, but the Brits did not want a public trial — and neither, I imagine, did parts of our intelligence community — for fear that they'd be branded “torturers” in the press which, naturally, happened anyway. So we released him, and of course he has had the vigorous support of the ususal suspects in pursuing civil suits demanding that details of his “torture” be revealed.
Andy McCarthy: Binyam Mohammed: Is That All There Is? – National Review Online
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