Three new poems by ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh

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An Islamist organization devoted to supporting Guantanamo Bay detainees and other prisoners held on charges of terrorism has posted three poems that it said it received from John Walker Lindh. An American citizen, Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, and is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence after agreeing to a plea bargain.

Each of the poems is signed “Abu Sulayman Al-Irlandi, Detainee #001,” and dated Ramadan 1431 (i.e. August-September 2010). “Al-Irlandi” means “the Irishman,” and the poems themselves contain additional nods to Lindh’s Irish heritage, including a reference to himself as “a Mussulman [i.e. Muslim] Paddy.”

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