The Biden administration released Abdul and Mohammed Rabbani, two Pakistani brothers, who had been held at the Guantanamo detention facility since 2002 for their links to al-Qaida.
The brothers' release was the latest Biden move toward emptying and shutting down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, according to The Associated Press.
Robert Spencer, of Jihad Watch, says there are abundant precedents for being concerned about their release because many Gitmo detainees returned to terrorism after being set free.
“A lot of the guys who occupied Kabul for the Taliban in August 2021 said that they were coming out of Gitmo, and that they had been held there,” he recalls. “They were released obviously with the understanding that they would not return to terrorism but they did."
President George W. Bush set up the facility, located on the southeastern tip of Cuba, to house terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 al-Qaida attacks on the United States.
According to Spencer, this latest release drops the number of detainees to 32 who are still there.
“It's playing a very dangerous game but, of course, the Biden regime doesn't care about any of that,” Spencer complains. “And they don't care about the safety and well-being of the American people or they never would have released these guys at all.”