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Top 10 Most Dangerous Terrorists Housed at Guantanamo Bay Prison

The terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison are neither nameless nor faceless, and they are not common criminals. They are some of the world’s most cold-blooded terrorists who have dedicated most of their lives to killing Americans and our allies. In short, they are some of the most dangerous men in the world. Following are the top 10 most dangerous terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay prison. The decision was recently made to close the facility without a backup plan, meaning these terrorists will be shipped out of isolation and potentially into American communities. After reading the short biographies of these 10 terrorists, are these really the kind of men we want to import into the United States? Khalid Sheikh Muhammad The mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, as well as several subsequent plots against American and Western targets worldwide. Masterminded a 2003 plot to smuggle explosives into New York and target gas stations, railroad tracks, and a bridge. Hambali Formerly al-Qaeda’s operations chief for SouthEast Asia; helped plan the first Bali bombings in 2002 that killed more than 200. Had longstanding ties to al Qaeda senior operative Khalid Sheikh Muhammad. Abu Zubaydah Recruited by Osama Bin Laden to be one of al Qaeda’s senior travel facilitators. Oversaw the ‘Khaldeen group’ camp used to train three of the 9/11 hijackers. At the time of his capture, he was attempting to organize a terrorist attack on Israel. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani One of the FBI’s Most Wanted terrorists. He has been indicted for his role in the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings, and has forged or altered passports for many al Qaeda’s operatives.


Mustafa al-Hawsawi One of two key financial facilitators entrusted by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (KSM) to manage the funding for the hijackings. Met with Osama Bin Laden and his top lieutenant soon after the 9/11 attacks. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Mastermind and local manager of the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. At the time of his capture, al-Nashiri was orchestrating attacks on U.S. interests in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Abu Faraj al-Libi Served as a communications conduit for al Qaeda managers to Osama Bin Laden from August 2003 until his capture in 2005. Took over operational responsibilities in the Pakistan-Afghanistan theater after Khalid Sheikh Muhammad’s arrest. Walid bin Attash Alternated between serving as a bodyguard for Osama Bin Laden and participating in combat against the Northern Alliance. Osama Bin Laden reportedly selected him to become a 9/11 hijacker, but he was arrested while attempting to obtain a U.S. visa. Ramzi Binalshibh Served as the primary communications intermediary between the 9/11 hijackers and al Qaeda’s leadership in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Lead operative – until his capture in 2002 – in the post9/11 plot to crash hijacked aircraft into London’s Heathrow Airport. Majid Khan Assisted in research into the feasibility of a plan to blow up U.S. gas stations and to poison U.S. water reservoirs. Khan passed a “test” Khalid Sheikh Muhammad orchestrated showing he was committed to become a suicide operative.