STARNES: Releasing American Taliban’ is not Justice, it’s Insanity
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An American citizen who was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting for the Taliban is now being allowed to walk free, even though the brazen traitor still professes Islamic extremism.
The release of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban” had Fox Nation’s Todd Starnes absolutely beside himself with fury Thursday, as the host of The Todd Starnes Show ranted against the release in his opening monologue.
“This is an outrage, an absolute outrage,” Starnes said.
Lindh was involved in a prison uprising shortly after his capture, which led to the death of CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann, one of the first American servicemen killed after 9/11.
“This man should be spending the rest of his life in prison,” Starnes fumed, adding what he called a “politically incorrect” comment, wondering why people like Lindh are put in prison in the first place.
“These are people that wanted to kill our soldiers,” he continued, “So why are they in prison right now? I mean this guy should have been down at Gitmo, that’s what should have happened to John Walker Lindh, but no, now he’s going to wander around.”
Starnes played audio of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Spann’s family, and former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly, who all expressed outrage at the terrorist’s release.
“Who the hell thought that was a good idea?,” Starnes railed, “Do they not understand that the Islamic radicals want to kill all of us? They want to kill Christians, they want to kill the Jews, they want to kill women who don’t wear the head coverings, they want to kill gays, they’re throwing gays off of buildings.”
These are very bad people, they are monsters,” he added.
Lindh had been sentenced to a 20-year sentence, but his release came early, as he was granted parole after serving 17 years. In prison, he continued to express support for Islamic radical extremism, and continued to support a jihad against the United States.
“This is a danger to society right here,” Starnes said. “They talk about justice, this is not justice ladies and gentlemen, this is insanity, that’s what this is.”