Jamal al-Harith got a million pounds from the British government—and plenty of friendly coverage in the press—after his release from Guantanamo. Now he’s become a martyr for ISIS.
Human-rights organizations and editorialists on the left and the right have long petitioned for Shaker Aamer’s release from Guantánamo Bay. Their wish has been granted, but that doesn’t change who Aamer may really be.
A new argument among jihad analysts has it that the makers of 9/11 are now a handy bulwark against ISIS. Um, no.