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Tue May 21, 2019, 12:01 PM

Father of slain CIA officer calls for investigation of comments by 'American Taliban' fighter

Source: CNN

The father of a former CIA officer killed in Afghanistan in 2001 has formally petitioned for an investigation of extremist comments allegedly made in prison by American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, who is scheduled to be released later this week.

In a letter to a Virginia federal court, Johnny Spann said Lindh reportedly "ignored" conditions placed on him in a plea agreement he reached in 2002.

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According to a National Counterterrorism Center document reported by Foreign Policy magazine in 2017, Lindh "continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts" from behind bars.

Lindh allegedly "told a television news producer that he would continue to spread violent extremist Islam upon his release," according to the NCTC document, which Spann cites.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/20/politics/spann-investigate-lindh-release/index.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 12:22 PM

1. These allegations should be thoroughly investigated...

...and if they're confirmed to be accurate, Lindh should serve every single second of his 20-year sentence.

Rest in peace, Johnny "Mike" Spann; thank you for your service. Semper Fidelis...

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Tue May 21, 2019, 03:59 PM

2. The Parole board didn't hear about these comments?

That would be surprising.

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