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Obama Administration considering setting terrorists free inside the U.S.!

Posted by sanityinjection on March 20, 2009

No, I am not exaggerating. The individuals in question are 17 Uighurs, a Muslim minority group from China. They have been held at Guantanamo because they were at Tora Bora with al-Qaeda, and when Tora Bora was attacked they fled to Pakistan with al-Qaeda where they were apprehended.

Before President Obama took office, the government determined that these men do not qualify as enemy combatants. The Uighurs claim that they bear no animosity toward the US. Their main target is China, and they belong to a Muslim terrorist group that is fighting the Chinese government.

Normal procedure would be to send them back to their country of origin. But the US knows that if we send them back to China they will be tortured and possibly killed. So what do we do with them? 5 other Uighurs have been accepted by Albania, presumably the most dangerous ones. Since no other country has been willing to accept the remaining Uighurs, the Obama Administration is considering setting them free here in America, since they do not seem to pose a threat to US national security.

Does anyone else think this is a tremedously bad idea? For starters, we don’t want any Muslim terrorists here in the US, no matter who their enemy is. Our nation should not be a haven for Hamas, Islamic Jihad, ETIM (the Uighurs’ organization) or any other group to plan and carry out attacks on other nations.

Second, this would essentially be granting these men permanent residency in the US because of their terrorist activities. What a slap in the face to all those peaceful, law-abiding people who want to come to the US but have to wait because of our immigration quotas! If only they had thought to become terrorists before applying.

Not for the first time, one is left wondering whether the Administration has any idea what it is doing from one day to the next.

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3 Responses to “Obama Administration considering setting terrorists free inside the U.S.!”

  1. Vergil Keynes said

    As much as there is to dislike about Obama’s administration – and there is a lot – I’m not sure this is one to get up in arms over. Obviously, we don’t want known terrorists running about the United States. However, they’ve already been imprisoned for a few years, and we can’t just keep them forever without a trial, since that would set a bad precedent and violate their rights (habeas corpus, anyone?). I suppose we could release them to the mercies of Red China, but we can safely guess that their fate there would not be pleasant.

    Lawfully, I don’t think we can continue to keep them imprisoned, so we either give them to Red China or release them. I didn’t notice the article you linked mentioning whether or not the Commies even want them back; if not, there would seem to be only one option left.

    Have you seen any analyses on the chances of them sneaking out of the country once they’re released? If they’re dedicated, they may just be able to slip back to central Asia.

  2. sanityinjection said

    I think we have to keep working on Muslim countries to accept them. Perhaps Turkmenistan?

  3. sanityinjection said

    The Arizona Republic agrees with me:

    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2009/03/23/20090323mon1-23.html

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