Monday, May 27, 2019

AMERICAN TALIBAN - John Walker Lindh

"Release of ‘American Taliban’ raises questions about U.S. efforts to deradicalize" PBS NewsHour 5/23/2019


SUMMARY:  John Walker Lindh, who became known as the "American Taliban," was released from federal prison Thursday, three years short of his 20-year sentence.  President Trump criticized the release, saying Lindh was still an extremist.  Nick Schifrin reports and talks to Kevin Lowry, who was chief probation officer for the U.S. district court in Minnesota, about how the U.S. deals with convicted radicals.

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