A mass transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees began earlier this month. At least 22 of the 59 Guantanamo Bay detainees are expected to be transferred prior to January 20 and some have been moved already. Included in these transfers are zealots who have threatened to bomb and behead US citizens.
There is often limited supervision in the countries Guantanamo detainees are sent to and the recidivism rate is high. Previously freed detainees that have returned to the jihad include at least four members of the group which claims it carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Others in the group being released include an accused senior Al Qaeda bomb-maker, a senior Al Qaeda financial manager and two intended 9/11 hijackers–all of whom have been held at Guantanamo for more than a decade.
They will likely add to the growing list of violent activity planned in various parts of the world–particularly in the West.
Several threats have surfaced over the past month or so and these are threats specific to the US and parts of Europe. The following are just a few of the dangers uncovered recently: