Team Obama “Arrest” Al-Qaeda Terrorist in Gulf, Read Him “His Rights,” Bring Him to NYC For Trial
Worst. President. Ever.
Team Obama “arrested” an al-Qaeda terrorist in April and held him on a boat for two months to “ask him questions.” Then they read the al-Qaeda terrorist his Miranda rights (because we’re all global citizens). This week they brought the al-Qaeda terrorist to New York City for his civilian trial.
It’s an Obama world.
A Somali man suspected of assisting al Qaeda was held abroad on a U.S. Navy ship for questioning for over two months without being advised of any legal rights, an administration official said.
The man, identified as Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, was brought to New York City on July 4 to face charges in a U.S. criminal court.
He appeared in a New York court on Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Somali group Al Shabaab, prosecutors in Manhattan said on Tuesday.
Warsame was arrested in April by the U.S. military in the Gulf, he was questioned about anti-terrorism “for intelligence purposes for more than two months” before being read his Miranda rights, the prosecutors said in a statement.
Miranda rights entitle suspects to a lawyer and the right to remain silent.
He was questioned by interrogators from the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group and the U.S. military, according to an administration official.
President Barack Obama’s administration has come under fire by Republicans and even some fellow Democrats over his decision to prosecute some terrorism suspects in criminal courts and not in military courts, where rules for evidence are looser.
In Washington, another senior administration official said Obama’s national security team had unanimously recommended the prosecution of Warsame in a criminal court.
It’s a good thing they sat him down and questioned him. Surely the al-Qaeda terrorist spilled the beans after a few days of tough questions.