Since President Obama has taken office in 2009, roughly 160 prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay. As the president tries to fulfill his campaign promise of shutting down the terrorist prison, a startling but unsurprising trend has emerged: released prisoners are returning to terrorist organizations!
Out of the 160 released terrorists, nine have reverted back to direct terrorist activities. Two of the prisoners returned to terrorist organizations in the first half of 2016.
Guantanamo Bay houses the “worst of the worst” criminals. These are individuals who are top Al Qaeda members, they helped plan the 9/11 attacks, and have an overall mission of destroying the United States. Releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is counterintuitive to the goal of protecting the U.S., which should be President Obama’s top priority.
President Obama insists that Guantanamo Bay is used as a recruiting tool by ISIS, despite various national security experts stating his claim is false. One fact is undisputable: releasing terrorists from Guantanamo Bay is the best way to increase the number of ISIS members, as we already know the people we are releasing are terrorists!
Sign this petition to tell President Obama that you want Guantanamo Bay to remain open, and the vicious criminals to remain locked away. We must keep our communities safe.