Two unrelated stories in the terrorism front:
1) On Thursday Mohamed Warsame, a Canadian citizen of Somali descent, was sentenced to about seven and a half years in prison. He’s been awaiting trial for five years on terrorism-related charges. With credit for time served, he’ll be deported to Canada next spring. He apparently attended what he contends were religious camps but the government says were terrorism camps. David Kris, a spokesman for the Justice Department, told MPR’s Elizabeth Stawicki the Warsame case serves as “a reminder of the continuing threats the nation faces.” Since the case never went to trial, we don’t really know much about the threat the nation faces, at least as it pertains to Mr. Warsame.
2)Haji Sahib Rohullah Wakil is one of the Guantanamo detainees the Pentagon says has gone back to a life of terrorism. But he often has meetings with the U.S. backed government in Afghanistan. “For six years, I was ready to go to court and defend myself. They should show the world their proof against me,” Wakil told McClatchy News. “I am ready to answer any question.”