Guantanamo Bay Detainee Released by Obama Arrested During Raid on ISIS Cell in France
Another inmate released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay by Barack Hussein Obama got arrested during a raid on an ISIS terrorist cell located in France. Sabir Mahfouz Lahmar was one of six people arrested in Bordeaux for operating a French ISIS recruiting network; so much for the narrative that the Muslim terrorists held at Guantanamo are reformed and eager to start anew and live their lives as secular humanists.
According to the Department of Defense (DOD) file on Lahmar obtained by Judicial Watch, Lahmar was “a senior member of a Bosnia-based element of the Armed Islamic Group (GIA)” detained for his involvement in “an al-Qaida plot to attack the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia/Herzegovina.” The DOD’s report provides a copious amount of details on Lahmar that present a convincing picture of a jihadist that is committed to harming America and the American people. The following are snippets from the DOD’s report:
- Arrested and convicted in 1997 for assaulting an American citizen in Bosnia.
- Authorities in Croatia think Lahmar was involved in the 1997 bombings in Travnik and Mostar.
- Detainee spent time at an al-Qaida associated guest house in Afghanistan and attempted to travel to Iran to meet with al-Qaida leadership.
- Served in the el-Mujahid Brigade and has been reported as leading a group that has been training for acts of terrorism as far back as 1998.
- Detainee wanted in Belgium and France for his involvement in violent activities.
These items, as well as an abundance of other actions by Lahmar, led the DOD to label him a “high risk” because “he likely poses a threat to the U.S., its interests, and allies.” Unfortunately, Obama ignored the DOD’s report on Lahmar for motives that only he can explain and chose to release Lahmar who subsequently set-up an ISIS terrorist cell in France.
The arrest of Lahmar is a reminder that Obama and his administration took deliberate actions to make America and the American people less safe. It is imperative that the American people do not allow themselves to be distracted by the ongoing circus taking place under the Washington, D.C. big top, and focus on real issues such as the Islamists who are waging war on America.