5 Taliban freed from Gitmo for Bergdahl rejoin jihad

WND.com reports: “When President Obama agreed to exchange five members of the Afghan Taliban for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been captured after deserting his colleagues, critics warned the terrorists eventually would return to their jihad against the United States.

On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the five released from Guantanamo Bay in 2014 have joined the group’s political office in Qatar.

The five are said to be involved in peace negotiations, but they all are close to founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Associated Press noted.

‘The Taliban are bringing back their old generation, which means the Taliban have not changed their thinking or their leadership,’ said Haroun Mir, a political analyst in the Afghan capital, according to the AP.

Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer recalled that who warned that the released Taliban prisoners would return to Taliban leadership ‘were mocked and vilified as ‘Islamophobes.’‘…”

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