Well, isn't this special? Trading one seaside spot for another. And right off the coast of America. What's to stop them from coming to America? Illegal aliens have special status here. Didn't Pelosi call them the true patriots?
Jihad in Bermuda! America is twice as bad as the Nazis -- that was the harsh accusation by the Chinese Muslims, also known as the Uyghurs, held at Guantanamo Bay. The 17 men were picked up in the training camps in Afghanistan where they were preparing for Jihad. (more here)
The Justice Department Thursday morning announced that four of the 17 Uighur detainees held at Guantanamo Bay have been resettled in Bermuda.
Abdul Nasser -- speaking for himself as well as Huzaifa Parhat, Abdul Semet, and Jalal Jalaladin -- thanked the Bermudan government and people in a statement released by his attorneys.
"Growing up under Communism," Nasser said, "we always dreamed of living in peace and working in free society like this one. Today you have let freedom ring."
The Obama administration put out some seemingly mixed messages on the Uighur transfer, saying that their release to Bermuda would make the US safer, while insisting the government would guard against their travel to the US.
An Obama administration source told ABC News that "the Uighurs will
not be able to travel to the United States unless the U.S. government
consents in advance."
I am sure Holder will have no problem with that.
Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that “by helping accomplish the President’s objective of closing Guantanamo, the transfer of these detainees will make America safer. We are extremely grateful to the government of Bermuda for its assistance in the successful resettlement of these four detainees, and we commend the leadership they have demonstrated on this important issue.”
Another seaside resort under serious consideration --
The US has also been negotiating with the obscure Pacific nation of Palau to take Uighurs as well.
Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority from the Xinjiang province of far-west China, were living in the Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan run by the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, a Uighur independence group the State Department designated as terrorist three years after their capture. Evidence indicates that some of the Uighurs intended to fight the Chinese government and received firearms training at the camp.
They fled to Pakistan after U.S. aerial strikes destroyed their camp after September 11, 2001 and were turned over to the U.S. military and detained as “enemy combatants" though they had no apparent animus towards the U.S.
Closing GITMO? Unleashing this? This video is Islamic jihad.
WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. THIS IS SHARIAH LAW. THIS IS ISLAM. THIS IS WHAT THIS NATION'S YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE FIGHTING. WHO IS THE ENEMY HERE?
THIS VIDEO IS VERY ****GRAPHIC****. THIS VIDEO IS VERY ****GRAPHIC****.