Close Gitmo? Spanish Police Raid Islamic State Cell in Africa, Arrest Former GITMO Combatant

ByPamela Geller on February 25, 2016
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This as President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility after delivering his plan to Congress to achieve a goal that has long eluded his presidency.
There is a 30% recidivism rate for GITMO enemy combatants. It’s the act of a madman (or a co-conspirator).

A couple of weeks ago, one of the terrorists whom the Obama administration transferred from Guantanamo Bay last month previously threatened to cut the throats of Americans upon his release.

“More Details on Former Guantánamo Prisoner Arrested for Jihad,” By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart, February 23, 2016 (thanks to Christian):

According to separate statements from the Interior Ministries of both countries, the four arrests comprised three Spanish citizens who were seized in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in North Africa, and one Moroccan national, who was taken in the Moroccan city of Nador.

The Moroccan statement identified one of the Spanish detainees in as a former Guantanamo prisoner who had fought with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, but did not provide his name or information about his departure from the US detention center in Cuba.

Spanish authorities described the man as a “leader trained in handling weapons, explosives and military tactics,” which rendered the cell “particularly dangerous.” After being captured in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo, the man was returned to Spain in 2004, according to Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.

The Spanish daily El País identified the ex-Guantanamo inmate as Hamed Abderraman Ahmed, who had been arrested by the U.S. military during an operation against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In 2006, Spanish police arrested eleven people in a large scale operation in Ceuta against an alleged Islamic jihadist cell. Some 300 National Police are reported to have taken part in the operation. Among the arrested men were two brothers of Hamed Abderrahaman Ahmed.

Another of those arrested in Ceuta Tuesday is the brother of a fighter who carried out a suicide attack in 2013 against the Syrian army.

The four formed a group trying to recruit fighters to join the ranks of the militia of the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, in addition to insurgents willing to carry out attacks in Spain and Morocco, the Spanish statement said.

Moreover, the alleged jihadists had “the clear intent and full disposition to carry out terrorist acts in Spanish territory,” the Ministry reported, adding that the men had entered into contact with a series of individuals who could supply them with weapons and materials to build explosives.

The three arrests in Spanish Ceuta bring the total of those arrested this year in Spain for links to jihadist terrorism to nine.

On February 7, six people were arrested in the provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Ceuta as alleged members of a jihadist cell that sent weapons, military equipment and money to terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, such as Jahbat al-Nusra and Islamic State, disguised as humanitarian aid.

During the course of 2015, the Spanish police arrested some 100 suspected Islamic extremists, and more than 600 since the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people and left 2,000 injured.

Responsibility for the 2004 attacks, the most serious and lethal terrorist acts in Spain’s history, was claimed by the jihadist group Al-Qaeda.

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  • Richard

    If there is a question whether Obama is a madman or a Muslim co-conspirator, I think it’s very clear that he is the latter.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Hussain is a muslim agent who is doing high level administrative damage to systems that would observe, control and deal with islamic crime, treason against America being foremost.

      • Dorrie

        Wish I could tweet what you just said!

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Hi Dorrie, glad to hear from you again. A lot people are seeing the obvious, now that they are looking.

        • joe1429

          Go Trump!!!!! Super tuesday blowout!!!

      • joe1429

        50 yrs ago, he would have been executed, for this treasonous behavior

    • knight

      I really wonder how the US voted him in, especially the second time

      • anon

        we didn’t. take that as you will.

      • George E. Smith

        Precincts that had 100% for Obama (Even dictators that are the only one on the ballot don’t get that!), some precincts that had as much as 148% turnout, voting machines (computerized voting) that register only for BHO, etc.

      • Richard

        My father always voted republican, since he passed away however I believe he’s been voting democrat.

    • George E. Smith

      I would have bet on both!

    • Ron Cole

      Please Richard,
      “{it} is the latter”.

    • joe1429

      Only a traitor would think of this insanity… in the middle of a war on terror!

  • Ron Cole

    One contiguous muslim fascist terrorist group that should be in Club Gitmo is hussien the paperless alien, dat Iranian Imam valkeyrie jarr&tts, the wh C∅rteasàns,
    le éň émӱ ĕnémà méďĩ à , half of congress and the supremacist tribunal*,
    , the feral deserved**, and most feral bureaucrats.
    The above Enemy pose the greatest danger to the Constitution, Christianity, Israel, our Families, and our great Warriors in America’s history..

    con·tig·u·ous – [kənˈtiɡyo͞oəs] -ADJECTIVE
    sharing a common border; touching:
    “the 48 contiguous states”
    synonyms: adjacent · neighboring · adjoining · bordering · next-door · [more]
    next or together in sequence:

    * ..le alien supremacist tribunal: Formerly the United States Supreme Court
    ** the feral unreserved cartel: Covert society of feral banking mobsters
    – they prefer to be labelde the Fedaral Reserve though there is nothing either Federal or Reserved about their mob.

    con·tig·u·ous [kənˈtiɡyo͞oəs] ADJECTIVE
    As in sharing a common border; touching:
    synonyms: adjacent · neighboring · adjoining · bordering · next-door · [more]
    next or together in sequence:

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Turn Gitmo into a retirement home for democrats. Wth all the recreational features available to former prisoners, scheduled events for new residents.

    • Ron Cole

      That water therapy is renown and so rejuvenating.
      I hear that sheep’s eye Casserole with fresh goat droppings has received raves.
      Besides we might learn all about KoщщmeЯade MäЯk∅ “Яyan⊗” Яübi∅ ‘s
      booties.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Nothing like a beach front resort, with lots of sun, water sports, ethnic cuisine all catered to by ill tempered military personal.

    • George E. Smith

      Does it have a golf course for BHO?

      • Mahou Shoujo

        He is good at digging holes, digging 18 more will be no problem for him.

        • George E. Smith

          Right on!

  • Dr. Karl Stalin
  • This is why Obama wants it closed. He wants these terrorist friends of his out there wreaking havoc and murder.

    • knight

      Time to practice live targets

  • Juan
  • ColonelNeville

    You can take the jihadist out of Gitmo but you can never take the jihadist out of the authentic Mohammodean Muslim. Every inmate in Gitmo should have been executed as an enemy combatant on the battlefield – as per FDR’s explicit WW2 instructions. Every inmate in Gitmo today should be hung under International Piracy Laws and the conditions of war.

  • EJO

    Kerry is a full fledged idiot.
    ———-
    BY: Aaron Kliegman
    February 24, 2016 5:45 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Wednesday that a terrorist who the Obama administration released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay subsequently returned to fight for al Qaeda, telling lawmakers: “he’s not supposed to be doing that.”

    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/kerry-gitmo-detainee-returned-terrorism-not-supposed-to-be-doing-that/

  • james stamulis

    Rubio showing the RINO bastard he is and always has been! I made the mistake of voting for him for the senate but the alternative was even worse but that will never happen again! We need to grow a pair and gut Isam!

  • SK

    I understand the need to capture these guys. But if they keep returning to the battlefield our guys will just whack them instead of capture. What a slap in the face to our troops.

  • joe1429

    “Not only will we not close gitmo. When i am president, we will be filling it up, with some very bad dudes” Donald Trump!