Once a terrorist...

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    Ex-Gitmo Detainee Vows to Fight Russia

    3 minutes ago Europe - AP

    By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press Writer

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish man who was released from U.S. military detention in Guantanamo Bay told a television interviewer he plans to travel to Chechnya (news - web sites) and join Islamic militants fighting Russian forces.

    In a live interview with the DR-1 television channel Wednesday night, Slimane Hadj Abderrahmane said he planned to go into hiding and then "try to find a way to Chechnya."

    As a condition of his release from Guantanamo in February, Abderrahmane pledged to refrain from warfare. Of the pledge, he said, "They can use it as toilet paper over there in the United States."

    Abderrahmane was not charged upon his return to Denmark. He was widely criticized earlier this week when he told Danish media that Denmark's prime minister and the nation's troops in Iraq (news - web sites) were legitimate targets for terrorists.

    Although lawmakers criticized the remarks as out of bounds and said they amounted to incitement to violence, they did not violate any Danish laws.

    "I am going to Chechnya and fight for the Muslims," the 31-year-old Dane said during an interview on the daily news show, Nyhedsmagasinet. "The Muslims are oppressed in Chechnya and the Russians are carrying out terror against them."

    His lawyer, Tyge Trier, could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Abderrahmane, whose mother is Danish and father Algerian, has claimed he was in a training campaign to join Islamic fighters in Chechnya when he was arrested in Pakistan and transferred to Guantanamo in February 2002.

    Danish Justice Minister Lene Espersen said Abderrahmane's comments represented "a new situation that the law enforcement authorities must reconsider."

    Pia Kjaersgaard, the leader of the Danish People's Party, said Abderrahmane's behavior was "completely grotesque" and urged the government to hand him over to the U.S. authorities.

    Another lawmaker, Elisabeth Arnold of the centrist Radical Party, said he represented "a risk."

    In previous interviews, Abderrahmane has said Danish authorities seized his passport after he returned to Denmark in February. He has also said he cannot leave the country without the permission of the Danish Intelligence Security Service.

    In June, a Danish television crew followed Abderrahmane as he traveled to London to meet British Guantanamo detainee Tarek Dergoul to discuss a possible lawsuit against the United States.

    Currently, there are more than 600 prisoners in the detention at the Guantanamo base. A few dozen have been released since early 2004, while only four have been charged so far.



    I sincerely hope they implanted a tracking device in his ass so when we launch the next JDAM it gets exactly where it needs to go.
     
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    Sounds to me like he violated his parole. Slam his sorry ass back into prison and leave him there till he's too old to walk.
     

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