Saudi Officials Re-Arrest Former "Rehabilitated" Gitmo Grads
So much for the jihadist rehabilitation center.
Nasser al-Wahaishi, his alleged deputy Said Ali al-Shihri, and the group’s alleged field commander Qassim al-Raimi, all senior members of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch (Times Online)
Since leaving Club Gitmo several of the graduates took part in attacks on the Russian pipeline, the Russian city of Nalchik, Pakistani forces, in Morocco, the US Embassy in Yemen, etc.
At least 61 Gitmo grads have returned to terror.
Nine Saudi Islamists, including former Guantanamo inmates, were rearrested in the Kingdom this week.
The Times Online reported:
Nine Saudi Islamic militants, including former Guantanamo inmates, have been rearrested in the Kingdom despite completing a controversial rehabilitation programme.
The arrests follow the embarrassing revelation last week that another Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee who was released to the authorities in 2007 has emerged as the deputy leader of al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch of the terrorist organisation.
Both incidents are a serious setback for the experimental regime in which Saudi terror suspects are “weaned off” Islamic militancy at the so-called “Betty Ford clinic” for jihadists.
The rearrest of nine Saudi militants has also underlined the dilemma now facing governments with nationals still being detained in Guantanamo Bay, following President Obama’s decision to close the camp. He has called on other countries to take detainees to help clear out the controversial prison…
At the Saudi rehabilitation centre, inmates selected for reform have access to a swimming pool, table tennis and PlayStations. They even play football with their guards.
During the programme, the militants have to attend lessons based on Islamic law which shuns the use of violence. A team of psychologists instruct them how to manage their emotions when seeing images on television of Muslims suffering in war situations.
The Saudi authorities claimed that none of the militants who had been sent to the centre on the outskirts of Riyadh had returned to terrorism.
The Pentagon claims that dozens of released Guantanamo detainees have “returned to the fight”.
Two Gitmo detainees rehabilitated in Saudi Arabia rejoined the jihad and made a movie.
Former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri (right) and former detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi appeared in a threatening Al-Qaeda movie this week. Said Ali al-Shihri (or al-Shahri) passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. (AFP)
Previously On Released Gitmo Detainees:
Gitmo Detainees Re-Arrested in Russia
Former Gitmo Prisoner Arrested for Terrorism in Moscow
Three Former Gitmo Detainees Held in Morocco
Former Gitmo Inmate Involved in Russian Terror Attack on Nalchik
Camel-Riding Former Gitmo Detainee Blows Himself Up
Former Gitmo Detainee Re-Arrested in Pakistan
Seven Percent of Gitmo Detainees Return to Battlefield.
Former Club Gitmo Detainee Carries Out Suicide Mission in Iraq
McClatchy: Gitmo Turned Innocent Afghans Into Terrorists
Loony Left Blog “Think Progress” Makes Terrible A$$ of Themselves
Pentagon: 61 Gitmo Grads Returned to Terror
Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Detainee Becomes Al-Qaeda Chief
2 Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Grads Appear in Al-Qaeda Movie