Memorandum from FBI to DoD Re: Administrative Review of Enemy Combatant 61, 05/31/2006
|Department of Defense||05/31/2006|
|Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants|
|Frank Sweigart, Director|
|From:||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|Subject:||Administrative Review of Enemy Combatant|
In accordance with the Administrative Review Board assessment dated 08/24/2005, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Counterterrorism Division, to the Department of Defense (DOD), Office for the Adminstrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, MURAT KARNAZ, Internment Serial Number (ISN)061 , was assessed to pose a (ARB decision) threat to the national security of the United States and its allies.
The below summary is based solely on information derived from FBI investigation in response to a DoD request (Cycle 2, Round 23) date 05/01/2006.
MURAT KARNAZ, ISN061 , is a Turkish national currently detained at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
KARNAZ was born in Turkey but was raised in Germany. KARNAZ was denied membership in the w:Jama'a al-Tabligh (JT) but admitted to attending a JT mosque in Germany, associating with JT members, and traveling to study at a JT controlled mosque.
KARNAZ was never in the military and never received military training. While in Pakistan, KARNAZ stayed in guest houses in Karachi and Islamabad. KARNAZ was detained by Pakistani authorities and turned over to U.S. forces.
KARNAZ hasintelligence value regarding recruiting, personnel, and operations of the Jama'at al-Tabligh in Germany and Pakistan.
A review of FBI records conducted to date leads to the conclusion the FBI has no investigative interest in this detainee, MURAT KARNAZ, ISN061
There is no information that KARNAZ received any military training or is associated with the Taliban or al-Qa'ida. Although he has denied being a member of the Jama'at al-Tabligh, his associated, travel and religious studies contradict this denial. For these reasons, KARNAZ is believed to pose a to the national security of the United States and its allies if released.