A former Guantanamo Bay terrorist who was deemed by the U.S. government “too old” to go back to the battlefield has just proven us wrong.
Pakistani officials have accused Dost of recruiting jihadists for Baghdadi’s organization.
According to Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper, Dost has even been named the head of the Islamic State’s presence in the “Khorasan,” an area that covers much of Central and South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.
In addition, Dost isn’t the only Gitmo terrorist to go free who is believed to have jumped on the ISIS bandwagon. Fox News reported on how 20 to 30 Gitmo detainees released under the Obama administration are thought to have linked up with the Islamic State or other terror groups in Syria.
Interestingly enough, the other terror group is the Al-Nusra Front, which recently made an alliance with ISIS.
Dost’s recruiting job for ISIS in Pakistan isn’t just alarming because he was previously a prisoner at Gitmo, it’s alarming because it means ISIS’ influence is spreading. Since the Islamic State’s rise to power,two terrorist organizations in Pakistan have pledged their allegiance to ISIS.
Also disturbing, Pakistan has more terror attacks than any other country in the world. Something tells us Dost won’t have a hard time with his recruiting.