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A New Anti-Semitic, Anti-Gitmo Myth is Born

A former Gitmo detainee tells Al Jazeera that the Jews use witchcraft at Gitmo.

5:40 PM, Dec 20, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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According to one memo prepared by U.S. officials, Hajj was identified as a “special friend to a known Taliban leader” who was in charge of Arab fighters on the front lines near Konduz and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. This same Taliban commander “reported directly to an al Qaeda commander.” And the al Qaeda commander, in turn, was also an instructor at the infamous al Farouq training camp. Hajj did not deny his relationship with the Taliban commander during his ARB hearing, but questioned whether it was enough to keep him in custody and said he was unaware of any ties between the commander and al Qaeda.

A memo produced at Guantanamo contains this allegation: “The detainee said that if he were in a combat situation, he would attack Americans to defend his country and/or family and he would fight again for the sake of his religion or his family.” Hajj would later deny this, saying that he just wanted to return to his family in Sudan.

Hajj also said he would not speak ill of his American captors. During one ARB hearing, Hajj explained:

It’s no use. I’m not needed to say anything about Americans. The newspapers, the media, people in other countries are talking about Americans. …People who visit Guantanamo know about Americans, [they] know about the injustice that has been done here. So there is no use, no need for me to say anything.

Hajj obviously changed his mind. Someone needed to tell the world about the Jews’ witchcraft at Gitmo. And Al Jazeera was glad to broadcast it.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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