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John Walker Lindh
John Walker Lindh
Born February 9, 1981 (1981-02-09) (age 27)
District of Columbia, USA
Charge(s) serving in Taliban army, illegally carrying weapons
Penalty 20 years imprisonment
Status imprisoned in FCI, Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Indiana [1]
Parents Marilyn Walker and Frank Lindh

John Phillip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981) is an American traitor who was captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan while fighting there for the Taliban. The American government has since charged him, and he is now serving a 20 year sentence. John Walker is the name of: // John Walker (politician), (1744–1809), U.S. Senator and Continental Congressman from Virginia John Randall Walker (1874-1942), United States Representative from the state of Georgia John Walker (Missouri politician) (1770-1838), State Treasurer of Missouri John Williams Walker (1783-1823), a United States... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Weapon (disambiguation). ... A prison is a place in which people are confined and deprived of a range of liberties. ... The Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, is a federal prison for adult males located at the intersection of State Road 63 and Springhill Drive, two miles southwest of Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. ... Terre Haute (IPA: ) is a city in Vigo County, Indiana near the states western border with Illinois. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses of War in Afghanistan, see War in Afghanistan (disambiguation). ... The Taliban (Pashto: , also anglicized as Taleban) are a Sunni Muslim and ethnic Pashtun movement [2] that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when their leaders were removed from power by a cooperative military effort between the Northern Alliance, United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. ...


Lindh prefers to go by the name Hamza Walker Lindh today, although during his time in Afghanistan, he went by Sulayman al-Faris[1].

Contents

Youth, conversion and travels

Lindh was born in Washington, D.C., to parents Marilyn Walker and Frank Lindh. He was baptized and raised Roman Catholic, and grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to San Anselmo, California. Lindh suffered from an intestinal disorder as a child. After briefly attending several middle schools his family opted to homeschool him starting in 1993, when he was 12.[citation needed] For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Christian religious act of Baptism. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... San Anselmo is a town located in Marin County, California, in the western United States. ... The intestine is the portion of the alimentary canal extending from the stomach to the anus and, in humans and other mammals, consists of two segments, the small intestine and the large intestine. ... Middle school and junior high school cover a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education and serve as a bridge between them. ... Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ...


As an adolescent, Lindh participated in IRC chat rooms. He became a devoted fan of hip-hop music, and engaged in extensive discussions on Usenet newsgroups, sometimes pretending to be African American.[2] The Spike Lee film Malcolm X impressed him deeply and sparked his interest in Islam. Teen redirects here. ... Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of instant communication over the Internet. ... A chat room or chatroom is a term used primarily by mass media to describe any form of synchronous conferencing, occasionally even asynchronous conferencing. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Usenet (USEr NETwork) is a global, decentralized, distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. ... A newsgroup is a repository, usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...


At age 14 Lindh's health improved and he enrolled at Redwood High School as a freshman. After five months he left the school for an independent study program, eventually earning a GED at age 16. For other Redwood High Schools , see Redwood High School (disambiguation). ... The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ...


Although his parents did not officially divorce until 1999, their marriage was in serious trouble throughout Walker's adolescence. Frank Lindh stated that they had been effectively separated since 1993. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


In 1997, John Lindh officially converted to Islam and began regularly attending mosques in Mill Valley and later San Francisco[3]. In 1998, he traveled to Yemen for about 10 months, to learn Arabic so that he would be able to read the Qur'an in its original language. He returned to the United States in 1999, living with his family for about eight months before returning to Yemen in February 2000, whence he left for Pakistan to study at a madrassa. A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Mill Valley is a city located in Marin County, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Arabic redirects here. ... The Qur’ān [1] (Arabic: , literally the recitation; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Koran, or Al-Quran) is the central religious text of Islam. ... A Madrasah complex in Gambia Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarkand, ca. ...


Capture and interrogation

John Walker Lindh In US Custody.

Lindh was captured on November 25, 2001, by Afghan Northern Alliance forces, and questioned by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Mike Spann and another officer at General Dostum's military garrison named Qali Jangi near Mazari Sharif. As shown on British Channel 4 news, Spann asks Lindh "are you a member of the IRA?" and hit Lindh's head. As newsfilm showed, Lindh's elbows were fastened behind his back at the time. Later that day, the makeshift prison was the scene of a violent uprising, in which Spann was killed along with hundreds of foreign fighters. However, Spann's companion, another man in US military uniform without a name tape, just like Spann, was filmed speaking on a satphone complaining that a US air strike on the scene had probably cost some American lives. The air strike injured five US Marines who were a few yards from the Lindh interrogation scene. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Northern Alliance is a term used by the western media, Taliban and Al Qaida to identify the military coalition of various Afghan groups fighting the Taliban. ... CIA redirects here. ... Johnny Micheal Mike Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) was the first American killed in combat after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. ... General Abdul Rashid Dostum (also Abdurrashid Dostum, born 1954), a powerful ethnic Uzbek warlord is the principal leader of Afghanistans Uzbek community. ... Mazari Sharif, also known as Mazar-i Sharif or Mazār-e Sharīf (Persian: ‎ ), is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan, with population of 300,600 people (2006 official estimate). ... The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann) (IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the Army or the RA.[2]) is an Irish Republican, left wing[3] paramilitary organisation that, until the Belfast Agreement, sought to end Northern... A satellite telephone, satellite phone, or satphone is a mobile phone that communicates directly with orbiting communications satellites. ...


Robin Moore alleges in his book The Hunt for Bin Laden that Lindh was affiliated with Al Qaeda. Moore also wrote that it was "commonly believed" that Lindh was not only present during the killing of Michael Spann, but that he "most likely" participated in the affair that "may" have lasted as long as 12 hours. However, Jonathan Idema, who actually wrote most of Moore's book on his behalf, was later discredited. Moore himself eventually disavowed The Hunt for Bin Laden and the book remains out of print.[4] Robin Moore (b. ... Map of major attacks attributed to al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda (also al-Qaida or al-Qaida or al-Qaidah) (Arabic: ‎ , translation: The Base) is an international alliance of terrorist organizations founded in 1988[4] by Osama bin Laden and other veteran Afghan Arabs after the Soviet War in... Jonathan Keith Jack Idema is an American citizen convicted in September 2004 for running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. ...


After the initial uprising Lindh found refuge in a basement bunker after taking a bullet in the right upper thigh, hiding with a group of Saudi, Uzbek, and Pakistanis. He was found seven days later on December 2, 2001, when Northern Alliance forces diverted an irrigation stream, drowning many, and eventually flushing out Lindh and about 80 survivors from the original 300. The Northern Alliance captors then pinned Lindh's elbows behind his back. is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Northern Alliance may refer to: NATO The Afghan Northern Alliance The white supremacist group of Canada The Northern Alliance Radio Network of conservative bloggers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops. ...


Lindh initially gave his name as "Abd-al-Hamid" but later gave his birth name when interviewed by Robert Young Pelton for CNN. Pelton brought a medic and food for the American and interviewed Lindh about how he got there. Lindh said that the prison uprising was sparked by some of the prisoners smuggling grenades into the basement, "This is against what we had agreed upon [with the Northern Alliance], and this is against Islam. It is a major sin to break a contract, especially in military situations,". [5] Robert Young Pelton ©Spencer Mandell. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Sin (disambiguation). ...


Upon capture, Lindh was given basic first aid and then questioned for a week at Mazari Sharif, before being taken to Camp Rhino on December 7, 2001, the bullet still within his thigh. [6][7] When Lindh arrived at Camp Rhino he was stripped and he was restrained to a stretcher, blindfolded and placed in a metal shipping container. While bound to the stretcher his picture was taken by American military personnel.[8] While at Camp Rhino he was heavily medicated. He was later to complain that as military personnel passed the echoing cargo container around each 24 hour cycle, they hammered on its metal sides and shouted abuse and threats. He remained in severe pain from the bullet that remained in his leg. The photograph of him naked was cropped so as not to show his leg wound. On at least one occasion he was interrogated while naked, drugged and with the bullet still in his leg. On December 8 and 9t he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)[7]. He was held at Camp Rhino until he was transferred to USS Peleliu on December 14, 2001[9]. Mazari Sharif, also known as Mazar-i Sharif or Mazār-e Sharīf (Persian: ‎ ), is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan, with population of 300,600 people (2006 official estimate). ... Camp Rhino was the first land base established in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... USS Peleliu (LHA-5) is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy, named after the Battle of Peleliu during World War II. Originally to be named Khe Sanh and then Da Nang, Peleliu was laid down in 1976 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, launched 25... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


He was interrogated before the operation on December 14. While on the Peleliu, he signed confession documents while he was held by the United States Marine Corps and informed his interrogators that he was not merely Taliban but al-Qaeda, though his father later asserted he was not involved in, and unaware of, al-Qaeda. On December 31, 2001, he was transferred to the USS Bataan, where he was held till January 22, 2002, when he was flown off the Bataan to begin the journey back to the United States to face criminal charges. While on the USS Bataan, Attorney General John Ashcroft, on January 16, 2002, announced that Lindh would be tried in the United States. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... USS Bataan (LHD-5) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1997. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


His attorney claimed to the press that he asked for a lawyer repeatedly before being interviewed but he did not get one, and that "highly coercive" prison conditions forced Lindh to waive his right to remain silent. Although the FBI asked Jesselyn Radack, a Justice Department ethics advisor, whether Lindh could be questioned without a lawyer present, her advice that this should not be done was not followed.[10] For other uses, see Coercion (disambiguation). ... The Miranda warning is a police warning that is given to criminal suspects in police custody or in a custodial situation in the United States before they are asked questions relating to the commission of a crime. ... Jesselyn Radack is a former U.S. Department of Justice ethics adviser who argued that John Walker Lindh (the American Taliban) had the right to a lawyer. ... The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. “Justice Department” redirects here. ...


Trial

On February 5, 2002, Lindh was indicted by a federal grand jury on ten charges:[11] is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... In the American common law legal system, a grand jury is a type of jury which determines if there is enough evidence for a trial. ...

  • Conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals
  • Two counts of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations
  • Two counts of providing material support and resources to terrorist organizations
  • One count of supplying services to the Taliban.
  • Conspiracy to contribute services to Al Qaeda
  • Contributing services to Al Qaeda
  • Conspiracy to supply services to the Taliban
  • Using and carrying firearms and destructive devices during crimes of violence

If convicted of these charges, Lindh could have received up to three life sentences and 90 additional years in prison. On February 13, 2002, he pleaded not guilty to all 10 charges.[11] Look up conspiracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Life imprisonment is a term used for a particular kind of sentence of imprisonment. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


A photo (see this page) emerged from his captivity of him being held naked and bound, wearing a blindfold.[12] When details of the conditions of his captivity began to emerge, it was discovered that he had initially been wounded and hidden for a week with limited food, water, and minimal sleep before being captured. After being captured and taken to a room with a single, sealed-off window, Lindh reportedly had his clothes cut off him and was duct-taped to a stretcher and placed in a metal shipping container for transportation. Lindh was reportedly not allowed release from the stretcher when he needed to urinate. While being interrogated, Lindh was allegedly denied access to a lawyer, despite several alleged requests, and was threatened with denial of medical aid if he did not cooperate. Lindh was held for over a week in U.S. custody before his wound was treated and the bullet removed.[13]


The court scheduled an evidence suppression hearing, at which Lindh would have been able to testify about the details of the torture to which he claimed he was subjected. The government faced the problem that a key piece of evidence — Lindh's confession — might be excluded from evidence as having been forced under duress.


To forestall this possibility, Michael Chertoff, then-head of the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice, directed the prosecutors to offer Lindh a plea bargain, to wit, Lindh would plead guilty to two charges: — serving in the Taliban army and carrying weapons. He would also have to consent to a gag order that would prevent him from making any public statements on the matter for the duration of his 20-year sentence, and he would have to drop any claims that he had been mistreated or tortured by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan and aboard two military ships during December 2001 and January 2002. In return, all other charges would be dropped. [[Category:Articles needing additional references from August 2007]] Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) is the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. ... The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. ... A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal or copping a plea) is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and a defendant arrange to settle the case against the defendant. ... A gag order is an order, sometimes a legal order by a court or government, other times a private order by an employer or other institution, restricting information or comment from being made public. ... For other uses, see Torture (disambiguation). ...


Lindh accepted this offer. On July 15, 2002, he entered his plea of guilty to the two remaining charges. The judge asked Lindh to say, in his own words, what he was admitting to. Lindh's allocution went as follows: "I plead guilty", he said. "I provided my services as a soldier to the Taliban last year from about August to December. In the course of doing so, I carried a rifle and two grenades. I did so knowingly and willingly knowing that it was illegal." On October 4, 2002, Judge T.S. Ellis, III formally imposed the sentence: 20 years without parole.[14] is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Generally, to allocute in law means to speak out formally. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Thomas Selby Ellis, III (born 1940 in Bogota, Colombia) is currently serving as judge on the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. ... It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ...


As another result of Lindh's plea bargain, a Son of Sam law was invoked. Any and all profits made from book deals or any movies about Lindh's experience will be automatically handed over to the federal government. Lindh, his family, his relatives, his associates and his friends will be unable to profit financially from his crimes and/or experiences. A Son of Sam law is a law designed to keep criminals from profiting from their crimes by selling their stories to publishers. ...


Lindh's attorney, James Brosnahan, said Lindh would be eligible for release in 17 years, with good behavior. This is because, although there is no parole under federal law, his sentence could be reduced by 15 percent, or three years, for good behavior. In addition, Lindh agreed to cooperate "fully, truthfully and completely" with both military intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the terrorism investigation.[14] It has been suggested that Medical parole be merged into this article or section. ... Military intelligence (abbreviated MI, int. ... For the band, see The Police. ...


Imprisonment

In January 2003, Lindh was sent to a medium-security prison in Victorville, northeast of Los Angeles. On March 3, 2003, Lindh was tackled by inmate Richard Dale Morrison, who hit him while screaming obscenities before running away. Lindh suffered a bruised forehead. On July 2, 2003, Morrison was charged with a misdemeanor count of assault. Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of western San Bernardino County, California, USA. According to the U.S. Census Bureaus 2000 census, the city has a total population of 64,029. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charged with damaging religious property, Richard Dale Morrison was serving a 63-month sentence from Judge Philip Pro, at Victorville Prison in California, after he pled guilty to setting fire to an all-black Church of Christ in Henderson, Nevada in 1996. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A misdemeanor, or misdemeanour, in many common law legal systems, is a lesser criminal act. ...


Lindh was held at ADMAX in Florence, Colorado, the federal Supermax facility for a short time but he's currently serving his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute at Terre Haute, Indiana.[15] In April 2007, citing the reduced sentence for the Australian prisoner David Hicks, Lindh's attorneys made a public plea for a Presidential commutation to lower his twenty year sentence. The ADX Florence facility from the outside The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, CO. is a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, USA. It is unofficially known as ADX Florence, Florence ADMAX, Supermax, or The Alcatraz of the Rockies. ... Florence is a city in Fremont County, Colorado, USA. The population was 3,653 at the 2000 census. ... Supermax is the name used to describe control-unit prisons, or units within prisons, which represent the most secure levels of custody in prison systems. ... Terre Haute (IPA: ) is a city in Vigo County, Indiana near the states western border with Illinois. ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ... A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it. ...


Allegations of homosexuality

In October 2002, both Time[16] and The Guardian[17] reported that Khizar Hayat, the Pakistani businessman who paid for Lindh to attend the madrassa, apparently claimed to have had a homosexual relationship with him. Lindh's attorneys denied the allegation. Hayat himself relayed the story of his relationship to the media, but after the reports were publicized he then denied any sexual relationship as "nonsense" to CNN.[18] (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... For other uses, see Guardian. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


An implication of a sexual relationship was incorrectly made in the article, based on Hayat's broken English, rather than a direct quote about having sex. The passage in the original article confirmed that Hayat had a good, though not colloquial, command of the English language. OpinionJournal asserted that the nature of Time's reporting, on this particular matter, was wrong.[19] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... OpinionJournal. ...


Media references

  • In 2002, President George H. W. Bush referred to Lindh as "some misguided Marin County hot-tubber". The comment provoked a minor furor and prompted a retraction of the statement by Bush.[20]
  • Steve Earle recorded a song about Lindh entitled "John Walker's Blues". It was released on his 2002 album Jerusalem.
  • Hot Buttered Rum String Band, several of whose members hail from Marin, released a song about the Lindh's trial, "The Trial of John Walker Lindh," on their 2002 album Live at the Freight and Salvage.
  • Alternative hip-hop group/label anticon. appeared on a DJ Krush song about Lindh named "Song for John Walker", released on Krush's 2003 album The Message at the Depth.
  • Lindh was the subject of a musical, John Walker: The Musical, in the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival and was covered in The New York Times, [21] New York Post and CNN.
  • An episode of Law & Order was based on Lindh's story. The main character was a young man from a middle-class background who converted to militant Islam.
  • Patti Smith has written a song about the wrongful imprisonment of John Walker Lindh. It is called "Without Chains".

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See also

The following is a list of notable converts to Islam. ... For the American chaplain, see David Hicks (chaplain). ... Yaser Esam Hamdi was a U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan while fighting U.S. forces with the Taliban in 2001. ... Adam Yahiye Gadahn Adam Yahiye Gadahn (Arabic: , born Adam Pearlman, September 1, 1978) is an American-born English-language spokesman for the al-Qaeda organization. ...

References

  1. ^ Tom Junod (7/1/2006, 2:00 AM). The State of the American Man:Innocent (HTML). pub. Retrieved on 2007-09-15.
  2. ^ http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2003-09-03/news/black-like-me Black Like Me: John Walker Lindh's hip-hop daze, by James Best
  3. ^ The Taliban Next Door - TIME
  4. ^ Blake, Mariah (2005-01). Tin Soldier: An American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory. Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.
  5. ^ Lucas, Dean. Famous Pictures Magazine - American Taliban. Retrieved on 2007-06-26.
  6. ^ U.S. denies torturing American Taliban (HTML). Japan Today (Wednesday, August 1, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  7. ^ a b By Deborah Charles (2000). Lindh's rights were violated, lawyers say (HTML). IOL. Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  8. ^ Tony West Attorneys for defendant John Walker Lindh (June 13, 2002). UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs JOHN PHILLIP WALKER LINDH - CRIMINAL NO. 02-37-A (PDF). UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Retrieved on 2007-08-01. “By the time Mr.Lindh arrived at Camp Rhino, it was night and the temperature was cold. Immediately upon arrival, soldiers cut off all of Mr. Lindh's clothing. He developed frostbite. Completely naked, wearing nothing but his blindfold and shaking violently from the cold nighttime air, Mr.Lindh was then bound to a stretcher with heavy duct tape wrapped tightly around his chest, upper arms, ankles and the stretcher itself. Next, he was placed in a windowless metal shipping container, about 15 feet long, 7 feet wide and 8 feet high, but not before military personnel photographed Mr. Lindh as he lay naked on the stretcher.”
  9. ^ PAUL J. McNULTY UNITED STATES ATTORNEY (April 02, 2002). UNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs JOHN PHILLIP WALKER LINDH - CRIMINAL NO. 02-37-A (PDF). UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT. Retrieved on 2007-08-01. “On December 14, 2001, Lindh was flown from Camp Rhino to the USS Peleliu where he received the following treatment: 12 days after his US capture in Afghanistan, he was operated on by the Peleliu’s senior surgeon to remove the bullet lodged in his leg; he received daily medical treatment for the bullet wound as well as mild frostbite on his toes; he received various forms of medication including Motrin and Keflex (an antibiotic). He and his fellow detainees were advised five times per day as to the time for prayer and the brig supervisor called up to the deck to ascertain the location of Mecca so that he could advise the detainees in which direction to pray. He and his fellow detainees were provided Quorans to facilitate their prayers. He was permitted to shower twice a week and to wash his feet every day. He was given meals and unlimited water, was permitted to talk with his fellow detainees; and he was repeatedly queried by Peleliu personnel whether there was anything else he needed.”
  10. ^ The Trials of Jesselyn Radack and The Woman Who Knew Too Much
  11. ^ a b Transcript of John Ashcroft - February 5, 2002
  12. ^ U.S. troops took photos of blindfolded Walker Lindh April 12, 2002
  13. ^ Walker's Transcript of the his time in US custody
  14. ^ a b CNN.com - 'I plead guilty,' Taliban American says - July 17, 2002
  15. ^ http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServlet?Transaction=IDSearch&needingMoreList=false&IDType=IRN&IDNumber=45426-083&x=25&y=20
  16. ^ Khizer Hayat quote from Time.com: The Making of John Walker Lindh
  17. ^ Guardian: Bright boy from the California suburbs who turned Taliban warrior
  18. ^ CNN: Pakistani man denies having sex with Taliban American
  19. ^ OpinionJournal: Gay Talib?
  20. ^ From hot tub to hot water | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
  21. ^ http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=9D02EFDD143EF930A1575BC0A9629C8B63

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