Amnesty International Stands by Jihadist
Will more from the human rights group speak out for the victims of jihad?
8:42 PM, Feb 16, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The problem is that there is absolutely no evidence to back up Begg’s description of his “experiences” at Gitmo. The DOJ’s Inspector General, for example, “did not find sufficient evidence to support Begg’s allegations.” (A PDF of the report, which contains refutations of Begg’s claims, can be found here.)
It apparently never occurred to Amnesty that Begg was capable of inventing his story.
Still, Saghal deserves credit for speaking up about this matter. Left-wing human rights organizations would be well-served if they had more employees like Saghal who can tell the difference between an oppressed innocent and a jihadist.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.