She calls the early release of Lindh for good behavior "a slap in the face" to everyone killed on September 11, 2001, all their loved ones, and "to the millions of Muslims worldwide who don't support radical extremists".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Lindh's release "unexplainable and unconscionable". Maggie Hassan also expressed concern about Lindh's release in a letter last week to the Bureau of Prisons. By the middle of 2001, he had joined the Taliban.
US-born Lindh converted from Catholicism to Islam as a teenager.
John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban, on January 2002.
He will serve his supervised release under restrictions including monitoring of his internet devices and that he can not leave the country.
Even so, Lindh would have been released no later than three years from now regardless of his behavior, unless he committed other prosecutable crimes while in prison.
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Probation officers never explained why they sought the restrictions but it is clear that authorities retain misgivings about Lindh.
"Beyond the confusion of a young man from California caught standing side by side with the Taliban, the handling of Lindh's case remains one of the more curious events since the attacks on 9/11", Malhotra continued. Fighters stormed the compound where Lindh was being held and killed Johnny Spann, an undercover CIA Officer, from Alabama.
Now 38, Lindh is among dozens of prisoners due to be released over the next few years after being captured in Iraq and Afghanistan by United States forces and convicted of terrorism-related crimes following the 11 September 2001 attacks.
Spann's daughter Alison Spann, now a journalist in MS, posted a letter on Twitter that she said she had sent to Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports she wrote a letter to President Trump asking him to block Lindh's early release from prison.
Leaked US government documents published by Foreign Policy magazine show the feds, as recently as 2016, described Lindh as holding "extremist views". Pompeo said Lindh "still is threatening the United states of America, still committed to the very jihad that he engaged in that killed a great American and a great Central Intelligence Agency officer".
Johnny Spann, Mike Spann's father, is also taking action since CNN has reported that he is asking the courts to investigate comments Lindh has made in prison which suggest he still believes in promoting Islamic radicalism. According to reports, Lindh has remained radicalized and has not renounced his Islamist beliefs during his 17 years in prison.