John Walker Lindh - or Abdul Hamid, as he may well prefer to be styled - comes out of prison today. At the time we were assured he was just a goofy kid who'd gone off to find himself and accidentally found the Taliban instead. But here we are, eighteen years later, and he's even more fully committed to global jihad than before. And, for some reason, the Irish Government chose to confer citizenship on a convicted jihadist while he was in gaol, so we can at least stop calling him the American Talib and instead refer to him as the Shamrock Talib, or the Emerald Imam or Paddy O'Taliban or some such. Here's what I had to say first time round, back when he was captured in the first weeks of the Afghan war - December 9th 2001. This piece is ...
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