Abdul Rahman Ahmed's oral statement at his 2006 Administrative Review Board hearing

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Guantanamo captive Abd al Rahman al Zahri had indicated that he wanted to make an oral statement after the allegations against him were read aloud during his 2006 Administrative Review Board hearing.

(The translator indicated that the detainee recited a verse from the Koran prior to beginning his statement.) To the Board, I didn't come here to defend myself. I have no need for that because I didn't commit any crime. I have the right to come. Regarding what the United States has said, I do pose a threat to the United States and its allies. I admit to you it is my honor to be an enemy of the United States. I'm a Muslim jihadist and I'm defending my religion and my family. I did not come out for the money, fame, killing or blood shed. As God witnesses the worse thing is blood shed. We came out to worship God and nothing but God, all religion and the justice of Islam. We came out because of your infidelity and also your crusade. It is again (sic) the Muslim tradition and its inception and all the religious places and it (sic) resources. Just to be sure and evident to my decision ot my mighty God, I will continue in the way of jihad. Against the infidel, the United Stated (sic) and its allies until all the property of the Muslims will come back to them. God praises the Muslim people and all the people of Islam. I will never return or come back from jihad. I will now explain my jihad. According to September 11, 2001, I praise the attacks and other attacks. These are simple attacks against you for your criminal acts and your military invasion to the Islamic countries and a letter to you and the whole world. Muslims do not care about you. Those attacks were great attacks and opening the door for jihad in this world and Muslim relevance. My relation (sic) to the prince of Mujahedin praise Usama bin Laden (sic). God praises him. I'm not one of his men and not one of his individuals. I am one of his sons. I will kill myself for him and will also give my family and all of my money to him. I praise Mular (sic) Omar. Relating to my (sic) relationship with (sic) Taliban, it is a Muslim country. My duty toward them is like any duty of a Mulsim person to defend the Taliban and its stay. The truth is under convincing, regarding your designation of me as a terrorist. It is right that I don't want to be classified. Changing the names does not change anything. You can say terrorist of Mujahedin but the truth stays the same. If (sic) say that every terrorist is a person that believes in God and worships God, I left my house to defend my family, country, and religion. I hope to God that I'm not the first and only terrorist. If you follow the history books, you are still the crusaders. You are vicious missions (sic) against Muslims and the Islam religion (sic) and blood shed (sic), killing, invasion, and controlling countries. The United States is putting all the religions down (sic) with your criminal acts never seen in the history books. Whatever you are convinced with, you preach with democrady and human rights. This is all fabricated things you talk about. You hide underneath it with vicious killing and criminal acts. This does not convince anybody and doesn't change any of your truth. This is all fabricated things you talk about. You hide underneath it with vicious killing and criminal acts. This does not convince anybody and doesn't change any of your truth. United States is nothing but a criminal gang. You are taking over the world and including Muslims. Your leadership is lead (sic) and all the Jews that are with you. This is nothing but a way to show your greediness to the world especially to (sic) Middle East. With the help of God, we will stand Mujahedin and terrorists against Americans. This is so God will praise Muslims and his people. Our jihad against you will stay. It is not based on individuals or certain people. Our jihad against you will stay. It is not based on individuals or certain people. It doesn't stop with these people. It is the duty of every Msulim that comes from a religous background. The United States cannot stop the jihad no matter what you do. The history that will come will be the dividing factor between us and you when we meet on the door step of a big conflict. I tell you do what you do and do what you say. There is only God. I don't care about you and whoever your allies. I'm assured from God I will win that war. I beg God to help us.