In December 2015 Barack Obama told Yahoo News that “only a handful” of Gitmo detainees had returned to a life of terrorism.
The actual number is closer to 196… So Obama was only off by 191.
Former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, is now an al-Qaeda leader in Yemen.
In December 2015 Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard dissected Obama’s stunning dishonest remarks.
It doesn’t match up at all. I think what we saw from the president there was sort of aggressive, breath-taking dishonesty. The president may not know how many Guantanamo detainees have been released but we do. 653. Of which, 196 are either confirmed or suspected recidivists. That is not a handful. That is about 40 handfuls. That’s far more than the president is suggesting. Beyond that the president said the United States has released only low-level individuals. Again, unequivocally false.
Via Special Report:
According to Obama’s own Director of National Intelligence, 117 former detainees are confirmed of returning to terror. 79 more detainees are suspected of returning to the fight.
That’s a confirmed recidivism rate of 18% and a confirmed-suspected recidivism rate of 30% .
Gitmo terrorist Sabir Mahfouz Lahmar who was released by Barack Obama was arrested for recruiting for ISIS.
The Daily Mail reported:
A former Guantanamo Bay inmate is among six people from an alleged ISIS recruiting network who were detained on Tuesday.
Sabir Mahfouz Lahmar was one of the six suspects arrested in Bordeaux as part of the crackdown, a French judicial source said.
Lahmar was freed from the US detention center in Cuba in 2009 after France agreed to accept him, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, revealed.
The 48-year-old was one of six Algerians detained in Bosnia in 2001 on suspicion of plotting to bomb the US embassy in Sarajevo.
Here is a partial list of Gitmo detainees who have returned to terror:
** Gitmo Detainees Re-Arrested in Russia
** Former Gitmo Prisoner Arrested for Terrorism in Moscow
** Three Former Gitmo Detainees Held in Morocco
** Former Gitmo Inmate Involved in Russian Terror Attack on Nalchik
** Former Gitmo Detainee Re-Arrested in Pakistan
** Seven Percent of Gitmo Detainees Return to Battlefield.
** Former Club Gitmo Detainee Carries Out Suicide Mission in Iraq
** Pentagon: 61 Gitmo Grads Returned to Terror
** Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Detainee Becomes Al-Qaeda Chief
** 2 Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Grads Appear in Al-Qaeda Movie
** 11 Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Grads Back On Saudi Most Wanted List
** American Teenager Murdered By Former Gitmo Detainee
** Breaking: Taliban’s Top Officer in Southern Afghanistan Is Former Gitmo Detainee
** Former Gitmo Detainee Leads Fight Against US Troops
** Another Former “Rehabilitated” Gitmo Detainee Killed in Shootout
** Former Gitmo Detainee Now Al Qaeda “Spiritual Leader”
** Former Gitmo Detainees Lead Yemeni Al-Qaeda Group Linked to Detroit Bomber
** Former Gitmo Detainee Leads Insurgency in Southern Afghanistan
** Thanks Barack… Another Gitmo Detainee Returns to the Fold
** 25 Former Gitmo Detainees From Saudi Arabia Return to Life of Terror
** ONE WEEK AFTER PARIS TERROR ATTACKS – Obama Releases Five More Gitmo Detainees
** Former Gitmo Terrorist Arrested in Uganda; Suspect in Prosecutor’s Shooting Death
** Two more Gitmo detainees arrested in terror raid in Belgium
** Former Gitmo Detainee Now an Al-Qaeda Leader in Yemen
** ANOTHER Former Gitmo Detainee and Current ISIS Recruiter Arrested in Libya
** ISIS Suicide Bomber Is Former Gitmo Detainee – Awarded £1 Million After Release from Guantanamo
** Trump Was Right – Another Gitmo Prisoner Returns to Life of Terrorism