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John Walker Lindh released

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John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban arrested in Afghanistan shortly after the 9-11 attacks is now free. He was released this morning from a federal prison in Indiana.

The first American-born detainee in the war on terror was taken into custody in late 2001. Lindh grew up in a San Francisco suburb, converting to Islam when he was 16. Documents based on interrogations say Lindh went to Pakistan in 2000 and trained with a radical Islamic group. He later moved to Afghanistan and became a member of the Taliban.

Lindh was sentenced to prison for 20 years, serving 17 of them.

Some are calling for an investigation into comments Lindh allegedly made in support of ISIS during his incarceration.

According to a report from the Bureau of Prisons, Lindh previously said in e-mails that once he was released he may want to move to Ireland, where he also has citizenship, or Puerto Rico.

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