Former Muslim GITMO Guard Turns Traitor?

"Seeing religion practiced the way that the detainees (al-Qaeda terrorists) practice Islam is a really life changing experience in itself" (Terry Holdbrooks) Read more: Family Security Matters Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

Source: Family Security Matters, by ALAN KORNMANDecember 22, 2014

Is Terry Holdbrooks aka Mustafa Abdullah, a propaganda agent for the sworn enemies of the United States of America?  That is a question for you and our government to answer.

In August 2002, Terry C. Holdbrooks Jr. (19), aka Mustafa Abdullah, enlisted in the US Army.  In June of 2003, Mr. Holdbrooks first deployment was to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (GITMO) as a prison guard.  Mr. Holdbrooks served as a military police officer with the rank of Specialist in the US Army between 2002 and 2005, attached to the 252nd Military Police, and later assigned to the 463rd MP Company.

Is Terry Holdbrooks A Traitor?

Six months into his GITMO assignment,  Mr. Holdbrooks embraced his Sunni Muslim al-Qaeda terrorist detainees ideology by joining their ranks as a new revert/convert to Islamic doctrine and theology.  Islamic doctrine teaches that all people are born Muslim and revert back to their original state when they accept Islam, thus they are referred to as Muslim reverts.

Mr. Holdbrooks articulated an important revelation during his Dec 12, 2014 lecture at the American Muslim Community Center Mosque in Longwood, FL relating to the behavior of the al-Qaeda detainees when he accepted  Islam as his new way of life.  Muslim terrorists are taught to play dumb when they are taken captive, that was until a non-Muslim guard converted to Islam. Mr. Holdbrooks says, “Detainees came out of the woodwork and most all could speak English as they were celebrating his becoming a Muslim.”

The detainees ability to speak english is important, most detainees hide this fact from their American captors hampering interrogations and costing American lives in lost intel. Mr. Holdbrooks makes no mention of reporting this incredibly valuable intelligence to his superiors.  Mr. Holdbrooks has picked sides in our military engagement with Islamic Jihad befriending his Al Qaeda sympathetic detainees Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Errachidi, and countless other(s).

Terry Holdbrooks Hates His Fellow American Soldiers

Mr. Holdbrooks does not hold his fellow American soldiers in as high regard as he does his al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorist detainees. Mr. Holdbrooks says, “I was questioning things from day one”, “I didn’t have a very high impression of my colleagues,” he says. Many of them were “ridiculous Budweiser-drinking, cornbread-fed, tobacco-chewing drunks, racists and bigots…who blindly follow orders, and within months stopped talking to them altogether…”

Mr. Holdbrooks explains his fascination with how the Muslim detainees would always appear happy embracing their Islamic way of life, under the harshest of situations.  Terry Holdbrooks couldn’t understand why he felt miserable inside, and his Al Qaeda and Taliban detainees seemed to be at peace with themselves.

The Army would later say that Mr. Holdbrooks has a personality disorder and was released before fulfilling his full commission.  In doing so – Terry Holdbrooks transformed himself into the marketable GITMO Guard Who Became a Muslim.

Mr. Holdbrooks says at the Longwood, FL Mosque that, “92% of the Gitmo detainees are innocent.”  The Director of National Intelligence released a “Summary of the Reengagement of Detainees Formerly Held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba” “Of the 603 former detainees tracked by US intelligence services, a total of 100 have now been confirmed as reengaging in “terrorism” or “insurgent” activities, while another 74 are suspected of reengaging.  This brings the total rate of recidivism to nearly 29 percent”, as reported in The Weekly Standard, 9/9/2013.

The GITMO detainees recidivism rate further exposes Mr. Holdbrooks spreading of pro Al-Qaeda propaganda in an effort to degrade our military efforts in removing and housing dangerous Islamic terrorists captured off the battlefield.  I suspect, Mr. Holdbrooks knows the false narrative of the GITMO detainees innocence provides fuel to those forces who wish to see GITMO closed forever.

After Mr. Holdbrooks AMCC Longwood Mosque lecture I had the opportunity to ask him if the Salafist views taught to him by detainees Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Errachidi, had influenced the Islam he was taught by his friends who were also high level al-Qaeda recruiters?

Mr. Holbrooks says, “Shaker Aamer is a brilliant and amazing man, I hate to think how his mental health has deteriorated.  However, when I first met him at Guantanamo he weighed around 250 lbs and when I left Guantanamo he dropped to around 175, obviously that was a combination of the hunger strikes.  He was a very influential individual but he could have mood swings, at times you would have to take what he said with a grain of salt and fact check if what he said was balanced and moderate.  I’ve heard of all the possibilities of his being an al-Qaeda recruiter…the first Qur’an that was given to me was the Yusuf Ali Meaning of the Holy Qur’an…what he (Rashidi) said was not always copacetic, so the answer is NO.”

Mr. Holbrooks answer is deceptive, Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Errachide are brilliant Islamic scholars according to this 2009 interview with  Mr. Holdbrooks says this about Shaker Aamer, “…he’s a wonderful character- unbelievably intelligent, very polite, very well-mannered, great etiquette.  He is a very rational individual – if there was something he didn’t agree with, that he objected to, he’d explain it.  He’d be very polite no matter whom the guard was he was working with whether it was a very ignorant uncaring American with no recognition for his situation, or me, or Chris perhaps – he is always a very polite individual, and would explain whatever was going on in terms that anyone would be able to understand.  He is a wonderful person- I absolutely enjoyed spending time with him.”   Mr. Holdbrooks analysis of Shaker Aamer is opposite of what he told me on December 12, 2014.

Is the 2009 Terry Holdbrooks telling the truth about Al-Qaeda terrorist Shaker Aamer or what he told me on December 12, 2014 – both versions can’t be true?

So why the deception from Mr. Holdbrooks?  When I purposefully added the Salafi qualifier to the question of what was taught him by his terrorist friends, it created a psychological problem for him because Mr. Holdbrooks never denied he followed the Salafi movement – a fact which is very important. Mr. Holdbrooks knows that Salafi Islam is one of the most fundamental and violent Islamic teachings.  The Salafi Jihadist movement is described this way, ” The Salafi jihadist movement has attracted rootless and or committed internationalist militants. They fight for the jihad, seeking to re-create the Muslim ummah and shariat (Islamic Law) to build an Islamic community. Simultaneously conservatives and radical, they form a global network that has attracted Muslims from around the world to fight jihad in Kashmir, Bosnia, Chechnya, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.”

In a 2009 interview,  Terry Holdbrooks is asked if he formed any kind of relationships with the detainees.  Mr. Holdbrooks responds, “A good number of them… Detainee 590; ‘the General’, as we call him.  There were rumors for most of the detainees as to how they received the nick names they had.  We’d talk for hours and hours – we’d talk about books, we’d talk about music, we’d talk about philosophy, we would talk about religion…fortunately he didn’t have anything bad to say about the US other than its most recent history…More often than not when I got the night shift I would generally stay up and talk with him throughout the night- we’d talk about the history of this war, what’s been going on, what’s taking place in the Middle East for the last two hundred, three hundred, four hundred years…590 stayed up one night and- we’d been talking about Islam for quite a while- I’d been studying Islam for quite a while at this point, and one night he stayed up with me and he transliterated how to say in English the declaration of faith, and watched me as I said it, and whatnot.  So I would say the first time I declared my faith in Islam was probably in Guantanamo- was probably that night, with him.”

Terry Holdbrooks sounds enamored with Al-Qaida detainee 590.  Based on this Al-Qaeda fighters world view on Islam as a life choice, Terry Holdbrooks chose Al-Qaida.

Things Are Not As They Appear With Mr. Holdbrooks Detainee Friends

Personal Information: Mohamad Al Ahmed Rachidi (The General) is a Moroccan national, born in 1966 (age 37) in Tangiers, Morocco. Source: The Quantanamo Docket, New York Times

“Reasons for Continued Detention: Detainee has known affiliations with several Islamic extremist groups to include a direct association with the leader of the Moroccan Islamic Fighting Group (GICM) as well as other contacts with known members of Al-Qaida.

Detainee traveled to Afghanistan to participate in Jihad against the US and is suspected of having received training at the Al-Farouq Training Camp. Although detainee is of moderate intelligence value, he has been completely uncooperative and not forthcoming with information. Other more cooperative Moroccan detainees can provide the same information. Detainee has repeatedly expressed his desire to harm Americans. He has been repeatedly violent while in detention.”

TF Guantanamo, the detainee is of medium intelligence value to the United States. Based on the above, detainee poses a high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests or its allies.”Ahmed Errachidi succeeded in befriending GITMO guard Terry Holdbrooks and reverting him to Islam.  Mr. Holdbrooks, with the financial help of the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is working in concert portraying Islamic terrorists captured on the battlefield as victims of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and gentle souls that should be free.

“(S//NF) Executive Summary: Detainee is a member of al-Qaida tied to the European support network. Detainee is a close associate of Usama Bin Laden (UBL) and has connections to several other senior extremist members. Detainee has traveled internationally on false documents and is associated with al-Qaida terrorist cells in the US. Detainee is a reported recruiter, financier, and facilitator with a history of participating in jihadist combat.

Detainee received advanced terrorist training, indicated his willingness to become a martyr, and served as a sub-commander of al-Qaida forces in Tora Bora. JTF-GTMO determined this detainee to be: o o o A HIGH risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests, and allies A HIGH threat from a detention perspective Of HIGH intelligence value.

In the summer of 1989, detainee entered the US legally under a tourist visa and traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived with his cousin until moving to Gaithersburg, Maryland. While in Atlanta, detainee applied for, and received a Social Security card. In the winter of 1989, detainee returned to Saudi Arabia, and later returned to Gaithersburg in 1990.

Detainee is extremely egotistical, has manipulated debriefers and guard staff, and will continue to attempt to do so to support his political agenda. Detainee refuses to participate in direct questioning, often citing imaginary, or assumed mistreatment of himself, or others, as justification of this refusal in a classic example of al-Qaida counter interrogation techniques.

(Source for Shaker Aamer material: The Guantanamo Docket)


Al Qaeda Manual Found In Manchester

The manual was introduced as evidence at the embassy bombing trial in New York.  The manual illustrates, in part, techniques that Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters use if they are captured and under interrogation.

The detainees at GITMO are prisoners of war detained as a threat to United States National Security.  Terry Holdbrooks, in my opinion, sees these detainees as victims based on their personal stories of innocence and non-violent behavior directly towards him.  Mr. Holdbrooks sees his fellow American guards as ignorant, racist, and brutal.  While the al-Qaeda detainees are kind, gentle, and worthy of building deep personal friendships.

Our combat soldiers are trained, if held prisoner, to manipulate their captors and not divulge important military information.  The Al Qaeda Manual presented here shows our Islamic  enemies trade craft in great detail.  Remember,  Shaker Aamer is an al Qaeda recruiter and proficient at it.  I will highlight some of tactics used by Mr. Holdbrooks friends Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Errachidi/Rashidi.   If you wish to understand the Islamic Threat Doctrine devour this manual in its entirety.  This manual will gift an inquisitive reader with the equivalent of a masters education in understanding The Islamic Threat Doctrine and basic spy trade craft.

Shaker Aamer, based on his docket, is a skilled recruiter.  Mr. Holdbrooks senior officers should have known he was an ‘Ideologist‘ and could be easily compromised.

The Ideologist – Someone who is in his country but against his government, is considered a valuable catch and a good candidate for turning. (Mr. Holdbrooks, in my opinion, portrays himself as having such a personality profile).

Mr. Holdbrooks describes himself as a ‘sociologist’ and is fascinated by other peoples and cultures which drove his interest in GITMO’s Al Qaeda and Taliban detainees.

Mr. Holdbrooks may not see it this way but Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Errachidi turned a GITMO non-Muslim guard into a Muslim activist speaking out against GITMO and the U.S. Military while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the MLFA who defends Muslim terrorists on American soil.

Lesson 18

Lesson 18 of the Al Qaeda Manual is the standard mantra coming out of GITMO terrorists being detained there.  Taken from the book: Advice Taken from the book “Mothakkarat Fida’i Asir”.

1.     Prove torture was inflicted upon you.

2.    Complain of mistreatment while in prison.

3.    Name names of those who tortured you to the Judge.

4.    Go on a hunger strike.

5.    Master the art of hiding messages.

6.    Create an Islamic program for themselves inside prison.

7.    Be a role model of selflessness.

8.    Say only what was agreed upon by your commander.

9.    Pretend to be naive and ignorant while maintaining alertness and foresight.

10.   Only mention well known dates or names while under torture

Life After GITMO

The New York Daily News reports, Mr. Holdbrooks was honorably discharged from the Army in October 2005 for generalized personality disorder which helps explain his downward spiral after being discharged.

A blog interview reports, “After his release from the Army Holdbrooks began drinking again, divorced his wife, suffered a series of seizures, as well as a fall that resulted in a skull fracture and the insertion of a titanium plate in his head.”  After hitting rock bottom and forsaking his Muslim identity.  Mr. Holdbrooks embraced his Islam again by reinventing himself as the GITMO Guard who reverted to Islam.

In a interview on the Deen Show  Mr. Holdbrooks says he has been in touch with many of his GITMO detainee friends and has travelled to Saudi Arabia and other locations throughout the Middle East. Where did the travel money come from? When asked how he contacted the GITMO detainees he said the internet is an amazing thing.

Are Mr. Holdbrooks travel and overseas contacts being monitored closely by DOD and Joint Terrorism Task Force?  We just hope so.

Moazzam Begg – Al Qaeda

On February 28, 2014, Mr. Holdbrooks wrote a statement of support for former GITMO detainee Moazzam Begg.  Mr. Begg’s DOD Joint Terrorism Task Force Docket states he was incarcerated for, “affiliation with three extremist organizations including Al-Qaida.  Begg  admitted to attending training at Al-Badr training camp near Khowst 12/93, as well as the Harakat Al-Ansar terrorist training camp.  Detainee was also an instructor at Derunta training camp, another Al-Qaida supported terrorist camp.  Begg has been associated with a senior Al-Qaida financier, as well as other key suspects currently under investigation by US authorities.  Detainee is a confirmed member of Al-Qaida.”

A further study of Moazzam Begg’s ‘docket’ will yield detailed information about who and what our enemies are and more importantly the type of person(s) Mr. Terry Holdbrooks is supporting as recently as February of 2014.

Terry Holdbrooks coming to the aid and comfort of known Al-Qaeda terrorist Moazzam Begg, in 2014, removes all doubt of where his allegiance lies.


Mustafa Abdullah aka Terry Holdbrooks

The Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) sponsored Terry Holdbrooks lecture at the AMCC Mosque, Longwood Florida on 12/12/2014 raising approximately $20,000 with only 75-80 Central Floridian’s attending.

The MLFA built a lucrative cottage industry defending Muslims convicted of terrorism and support of terrorism on United States soil.  One look at their current and past cases is a who’s who of domestic Islamic terrorists (see link above).

Terry Holdbrooks, by his own statements, is sympathetic to the hard core Al-Qaida and Taliban detainees captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Pakistan locked up at GITMO.  Mr. Holdbrooks publicly admitted he’s reconnected with many GITMO terrorists long after he left the Army.  What did Mr. Holdbrooks discuss with these enemies of the United States?

Are any of the terrorists Terry Holdbrooks contacted, one of the 29% of released detainees who have returned to the battlefield and Jihad?

How many other soldiers have been turned at GITMO?  I hope our military leaders have addressed the issue making sure that another Terry Holdbrooks is weeded out before being put in direct contact with our enemies – regular background checks would help.

So I ask again, Is Terry Holdbrooks aka Mustafa Abdullah, a propaganda agent for the sworn enemies of the United States of America?  I’m sorry to tell you this but the answer is Yes!

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