“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh’s controversial release from prison, explained

Many are enraged by his newfound freedom.

The man known as the “American Taliban” was just released early from federal prison in the US — a decision nearly as controversial as the man himself.

John Walker Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2002 after pleading guilty to supporting the Taliban, the brutal Islamist group that harbored al-Qaeda in Afghanistan during the planning of the 9/11 attacks.

His capture alongside Taliban fighters in November 2001 quickly turned him into...

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