He was treated in a way that was shameful to our countryLindh's father speaks out in his defense Jan 20, 2006
I have become aware of the relationship between the leaders of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's organizationJohn Walker Lindh gets 20 years Oct 04, 2002
Today is a defining day in America's war against terrorSix indicted on charges of terrorism Oct 04, 2002
The position of the United States government is that there may be more terrorists in this countrySept. 11: 'Sleepers' said to target US Sep 06, 2002
He traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan and on several occasions in 2001, he met with senior al Qaida officials'Dirty bomb' suspect a U.S. citizen Jun 10, 2002
John Phillip Walker Lindh (born February 9, 1981) is an American citizen who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. He is now serving a 20-year prison sentence in connection with his participation in Afghanistan's Taliban army. He was captured during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent Taliban prison uprising during which Central Intelligence Agency officer Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed.
Lindh received training at Al-Farouq, a training camp in Afghanistan associated with Al-Qaeda. There, he attended a lecture by Osama bin Laden before the September 11, 2001 attacks, though he was not aware of the planned attacks and is said to have found him "unimpressive." Lindh had previously received training with Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, an internationally designated terrorist organization based in Pakistan.
Lindh went by the name Sulayman al-Faris during his time in Afghanistan, but prefers the name Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi today. In early reports following his capture, he was usually referred to by the news media as just "John Walker".