Suicide attack by Dutch Jihadi Kills Fifty Syrian Soldiers in Damascus

According to Pieter Van Ostaeyen, a Dutch expert on jihadists in Syria, fifty Syrian soldiers were killed in a suicide attack by a Dutch jihadi.  The murderer was 24-year old Abu Mujahid al-Hulandi, also known as Anis Zerguit.  According to Van Ostaeyen, Zerguit’s brother was killed at the end of 2014 in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani.


islamonazis in syria with koran and fascist salute 30.9.2013


We all knew this beforehand, but it’s now official.

lone wolf jihad 1.6 billion and counting

And no, Im not taken aback by the FOX news channel as describing it as a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack, when one already knows that independent acts of jihad comes straight out of the Al-Qaida play book of “abu Musab al Suri a/k/a Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, global jihadi strategist, author of the ‘Jihadi Mein Kampf'”:

His name is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, although he’s also known as abu Musab al Suri (the Syrian).  Perhaps his most significant contributions to the cause of global jihad was his insistence that the old-style al Qaeda, with its rigid hierarchical structure, was a disaster for the movement and had to be jettisoned in favor of a different strategy.  In his 1600 page manifesto, al Suri stressed the need for the global jihadi movement to create a new fighting style focused on “individual terrorism.”

This innovation, also known as “leaderless jihad,” is a strategy designed to escape detection. Al Suri advised followers not to have cells or “brigades” larger than ten members, and ideally the cells would be in the single digits.  He also advocated that jihadists use the Internet and other methods to gather their information to conduct attacks. Those unwilling to embrace his strategy before and in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, have now largely become believers, whether by necessity or by revelation.

But perhaps al Suri’s greatest significance to those of us still reeling from the horrors of the Boston Marathon bombings, is advice he offered in this magnum opus, written while on the run between 2001 and 2005, “The Call for Global Islamic Resistance.” It is available online.

H/T: Vlad


They don’t come with an automatic pop-up zebibah…….

Published on Jan 20, 2016
The film followed a group of Britain’s most dangerous extremists for two years, giving unprecedented access into the bubbling undercurrent of home-grown terrorism. Documentary maker Jamie Roberts even spent time with Siddhartha Dhar (aka Abu Rumaysah), the former bouncy castle salesman who is now suspected to be the second “Jihadi John”.

H/T: Vlad

The Jihadis Next Door, Channel 4, review: ‘shocking and crucial’

Gerard O’Donovan reviews Jamie Roberts’s eye-opening documentary, which featured a chilling interview with ‘Jihadi Sid’, the bouncy castle salesman turned Isil executioner

It is hardly unusual these days to see men in beards preaching radicalism and hatred on our TV screens. But it is unusual, as in The Jihadis Next Door (Channel 4), to see such a man waving the flag of Islamic State in his Walthamstow garage, knowing that from there, two years later, having fled to Syria with his family, he went on to become suspected of being at the center of a horrific murder video by the so called Islamic State in Syria.

This shocking footage of Siddhartha Dhar (aka Abu Rumaysah), now known in certain sectors of the press as “Jihadi Sid”, filmed two years ago, may have been the most publicity-garnering in Jamie Roberts eye-opening film about extremist hate preachers in the UK. But it was not the most repulsive.

That shame undoubtedly went to a segment featuring the two men who where the chief focus of the film, Abu Haleema and Mohammed Shamsuddin, leaders of the London-based recruiting and propaganda group of which Dhar was once a leading light. Haleema and Shamsuddin spent much of the film denying that they supported Isis while spouting sentiments that would suggest otherwise. But actions always speak louder than weasel words and in one scene Roberts caught them gleefully tucking into supper while watching – and laughing at – online videos in which innocent men were being murdered by members of the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

More here.


Proponents of Civilization & Violent Jihad are working in tandem to produce desired results.

Without one, the other wouldn’t have much of an effect against us.

The following guest-essay by Sonia Bailley concerns the demonic convergence of the Al Qaeda and OIC timelines — which is occurring RIGHT NOW.

Islamic Timelines Fueling Jihad
by Sonia Bailley

Summary: With the convergence of two Islamic timelines (al Qaeda, OIC) to destroy the West culminating THIS month (the OIC’s timeline ending Dec. 9th), along with the Muslim Brotherhood’s engagement in violent jihad, as opposed to the softer jihad of dawah (inviting non-believers to Islam, meant only as a preparatory phase to violent jihad), Westerners, as predicted by Major Stephen Coughlin, are in for the biggest shock of their lives in the dark times ahead, beginning this week, especially now that the caliphate has been re-established.

These two Islamic timelines, in addition to two Muslim Brotherhood documents — all of which were ignored by Western leaders — are mobilizing jihadists worldwide. The Muslim Brotherhood’s primary mission of dawah, which shakes the identity and faith of Westerners, making them more vulnerable to Islamic conversion and submission, has reached its goal and is ready to be superseded by the next jihad phase, that being all-out war, or violent jihad. All Islamic groups are working together to wage violent jihad on the West. Their intention to do so began ever since the first caliphate was abolished in 1924.

All-out war with the West has begun. With the culmination of two Islamic timelines imposing Islamic law or Sharia worldwide converging this month, in fact one this week, things are bound to get worse. More deadly terror attacks are expected worldwide as a result of this, as forecasted by Major Stephen Coughlin, a former U.S. army intelligence officer and Pentagon expert on Islamic law of jihad. The timelines are building momentum in parallel, with one plan using violent jihad to destroy the West, and the other using soft jihad to destroy Western civil liberties through the use of Sharia-compliant UN resolutions and hate speech codes to curtail any discussion or analysis of Islam.

Al Qaeda’s 20-year plan to violently impose Sharia on the West in stages is just entering Phase Six (2016-2020) of “Total Confrontation”. This timeline, hatched well before 1996, was known to the West for ten years.

The other death-to-the-West Islamic timeline implemented ten years ago by a highly powerful and influential organization — the world’s second largest intergovernmental organization (next to the United Nations) and largest Islamic organization — is also building momentum in a less violent but parallel way.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the largest voting bloc at the UN (comprising the world’s 57 Islamic states) proposed a Ten-Year Programme of Action (at a two-day summit in Mecca concluding on Dec.9th) to internationally criminalize any criticism of Islam or so-called Islamophobia, culminates this week (December 8th and 9th).

Criminalizing Islamophobia[1] was the OIC’s major initiative since 1999, at which time it began pushing for a blasphemy-against-Islam UN resolution. That resolution finally passed in 2011 as UN Resolution 16/18 — the underpadding of which is to establish a global Islamic hegemony or caliphate that subjugates the entire world to Sharia. UN Resolution 16/18 and the hate-speech laws that it gave rise to simply facilitate the Islamization of the West.

Both timelines are influencing, guiding, and mobilizing jihadists worldwide to launch attacks that are gaining momentum throughout the West. All-out war has begun with more and more Islamic terrorist attacks launching worldwide, including now in the U.S.

Coughlin attributes the recent escalation in worldwide Islamic terrorist attacks to the convergence of these two Islamic timelines culminating in December, and to the collaboration of leftists with Islamic organizations that include the Muslim Brotherhood[2], which was listed as a terrorist group in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Why has the media neglected to raise the alert and publish these Islamic timelines, known for over ten years, as front-page bold headlines in every major newspaper? Al Qaeda’s timeline is hell-bent on waging violent jihad on the West. The OIC’s timeline to criminalize speech deemed offensive to a Muslim, even when that criticism speaks the truth about Islam, is already underway in some European countries as hate speech laws that abridge our right to free speech and expression. Deadlines are quickly approaching, while Islamic terror attacks are escalating worldwide.

In all likelihood, the OIC-backed-and-boosted UN Resolution 16/18 will become law not only in Canada, beginning with Quebec as Bill 59[3] (which would criminalize websites offensive to Islam with fines of up to $20,000) — but in the U.S. as well, in light of Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowing just one day after the San Bernardino Islamic terrorist attack that she will prosecute anyone using “anti-Muslim rhetoric” — although she didn’t mention anything about prosecuting anyone using genocidal or jihadi rhetoric against non-believers.

What applies to one religion should equally apply to all, but it doesn’t. Drawing a cartoon of Mohammed warrants a death sentence, whereas a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 colored condoms (Eggs Benedict), a photograph of Christ on the crucifix in a glass of the artist’s urine (Piss Christ), and a painting of the Virgin Mary made of elephant dung and clippings of porno magazines (Black Madonna) all warrant center stage at the Museum of Modern Art. The same rules do not apply for Muslims whose religion is always protected from discussion, analysis, or criticism.[4]

Lynch’s promise conforms to UN Resolution 16/18, which, if it becomes international law, would enforce Sharia against Islamic blasphemy. This will be in accordance with those laws enforced by Mohammed 1,400 years ago that condemned to hell or called for the killing of his dissenters and insulters.

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Published on Dec 4, 2015
Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director David Shedd and Kyle Shideler of the Center for Security Policy discuss the San Bernardino shooting and intelligence collection.
Watch Deirdre Bolton on Risk And Reward.


Thanks to Obama and his government for their impeccable vetting skills.


EXCLUSIVE: ISIS loyalist woman in San Bernardino massacre is linked to Pakistan’s most notorious radical cleric and mosque known as center for fundamentalists

Radical preacher Maulana (a title given to Islamic scholars) Abdul Aziz runs the Red Mosque in Islamabad, which US officials say is linked to Tashfeen Malik
Tashfeen Malik is the wife of Syed Farook (pictured). The couple massacred 14

Notorious: Radical preacher Maulana (a title given to Islamic scholars) Abdul Aziz runs the Red Mosque in Islamabad, which US officials say is linked to Tashfeen Malik, wife of Syed Farook. The couple massacred 14

  • US officials have handed information to Pakistani authorities linking Tashfeen Malik to country’s notorious Red Mosque 
  • Pakistani authorities now considering a move against Maulana Aziz, the preacher at the mosque who this year proclaimed support for ISIS
  • Malik was born in Pakistan, brought up in Saudi, and returned four years ago to study pharmacy degree at university 
  • Pakistani prime minister’s brother held talks with US officials in London over country’s link to massacre of 14 in San Bernardino 

The woman who took part in the ISIS-inspired San Bernardino massacre is linked to her native country’s most notorious radical mosque, American officials believe.

Sources have told Daily Mail Online that US officials handed over information to their Pakistani counterparts about links between Tashfeen Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad.

The mosque is infamous for its links to violence and authorities in Pakistan are now considering taking action against its preacher, Maulana Abdul Aziz, after the disclosures by US officials.

It is unclear currently how law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the US have connected Malik to the mosque.

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Islam 101 = post-hijra islam

syed farook with koran

He went to the mosque and read the same koran, memorized it, studied the same hadiths and came away convinced shedding infidel blood would be pleasing to allah. Therein lies the problem, the post-hijra muslims are right and there is nothing that the four schools of islamic orthodoxy can do (nor would they) to steer them from this path, outside impressing upon them not to do this or that due to their own short-long term goals in the political realm. This is camel in the room.

Also, the mosque’s imam states the following standard apologetic flim-flam which totally discredits him and underlines my point, that they are entirely uninterested in ”combating violent Islamic impulses”, because they can’t, doing so would be anti-islam.

At the Islamic Center of Riverside, where Farook had worshipped until about two years ago, mosque director Mustapha Kuko described him as quiet, private and devoted to Koran study. “He knows that we believe that to take one life is to take all life. So for him to do the opposite of what we as Muslims believe … I don’t know,” Kuko said.

 This verse being invoked was addressed to/for the Jews……….
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.”

Here it is for the Muslims…………..
Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,

It’s obvious that the imam knows this, better than I, yet…..the lies and obfuscations.

Rampage killers led secret life, hiding plans and weapons

Laura J. Nelson, Soumya Karlamangla and Paloma EsquivelContact Reporters

Early Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook asked his mother for the sort of favor grandmothers love to grant: A few hours of baby-sitting. Farook told her that he and his wife, Tashfeen, had a doctor’s appointment and didn’t want to take their 6-month-old daughter.

In an account of the conversation provided by a relative through a local Islamic leader, the grandmother agreed. She was caring for the child at the couple’s Redlands home when news of a mass shooting in nearby San Bernardino broke.

Fearing her son and daughter-in-law were victims, “she started calling. No answer,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles office. It was only after reporters started phoning her that she realized the couple were the assailants.

More here.


Andy Bostom is the go-to man on understanding the Islamic doctrine of jihad.

I understand his (Mohammed Chirani’s) need to dissemble, but it’s pure fantasy and needs to be debunked at every turn.

lying dawa artist france mohamed chirani

French Muslim Mohammed Chirani stares down Islamic State to declare jihad

A French Muslim who created headlines when he went on national television in France to declare jihad on Islamic State (IS) extremists says he is not deterred by the death threats he has received since.

In the wake of the Paris attacks, Mohammed Chirani, a specialist in religious radicalisation, delivered an impassioned speech telling IS that Allah would not protect them.

“Know that our dead, the innocent French citizens, are in paradise,” he said.

“And your dead, the terrorists, are in hell.”

Holding up a copy of the Koran and his French passport, he said he would use both to wage jihad against the extremists.

“I’d like to say we’ll wage jihad against you with the Koran,” he said.

“I’d like to tell the traitors who deceived France, betrayed their country and burned their IDs, that we are kissing our documents.”

More here. H/T: 



Preparing for that islamic brothel in the sky.

His use of playstation was more than likely the means by which he was communicating with his fellow jihadis, the encryption code has proven to be a headache for law enforcement and intelligence communities. The debauchery is telltale jihadi end game scenarios, the 9/11 islamonazi terrorists all binged in the forbidden before murdering the “non-believers“.

NOTE: Live update 23.11.2015: Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam ‘escapes in BMW towards Germany’ as Belgium police arrest 16 people – live news from Brussels and around Europe Brussels at highest terror threat level amid new atrocity fears, as search for Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam and ‘several others’ goes on – latest

Fugitive Paris jihadist loved gay bars, drugs and PlayStation

The missing Paris jihadist had a taste for gay sex, drugs and PlayStation.

As the international manhunt for 26-year-old Belgian Salah Abdeslam continued, patrons of a gay bar in Brussels told The Sunday Times of London that he was a regular there — known for boozing, smoking hash and flirting with other men.

“We had him down as a rent boy,” a bartender named Julien said of Abdeslam, who’s been on the run since the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris.

Others said he was known for long days playing video games in the bar owned by his killed terrorist brother Brahim in the poor Brussels suburb of Molenbeek.

The brothers’ tastes would appear to make them unlikely ISIS extremists. The terror group brutally punishes homosexuality — often hurling gay men off buildings or stoning them to death — and alcohol or drug use.

More here. H/T: Weasel Zippers


This took place on the same day of the Paris Massacre, just hrs before the attacks.

The global jihad movement, a multinational, multifaceted and dynamic and increasingly dangerous enterprise animated by the islamic supremacist doctrine of sharia and coming at us emboldened from a lack of strategy by the United States and from much of the Western world.

Watch Frank Gaffney and his Center for Security Policy event live today beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT

Featuring speakers will incude:



She’s a tool for the jihadis.

Personally, I do not know why this woman appeals to people, unless they prefer to be spoon fed with an endless amount of brainless, mushy pablum.


An Islamic scholar, Varun Soni, the dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s Belief series, and explained that all the head choppers and rapists and suicide bombers who do their deeds while screaming “Allahu akbar” are all misunderstanding jihad.

“One of the most misunderstood concepts of Islam is ‘jihad’, which many people interpret as ‘a holy war,’” said Soni. “But there is nothing holy about war. What ‘jihad’ actually represents is an internal struggle, the battle that is raging in our own heart. And all of our religious traditions talk about that internal struggle. In that respect, jihad is not just a Muslim idea but it’s a reality of the human condition.”

Soni claimed that “Muslims see themselves as coming to god with great humility. For Muslims, submitting to God creates a radical sense of equality.”

Equality? Equality between the beheader and his victim?

Oprah doing a show on jihad could have done enormous good. Instead, she did a show with an Islamic scholar who laughably claimed that jihad is merely a spiritual struggle.

Oprah’s single “teachable moment” devastated the cause of truth and freedom. It is breathtaking.

Little in Islamic text and teachings speak to a “spiritual struggle.” It’s all holy war. And that is exactly why hundreds of millions are waging war in the cause of jihad.

Oprah has taken a page from the media, academia, and political elites who have all but declared war on the truth and scrubbed motive and ideology from jihad-related terror in accordance with the sharia (Islamic law).

Is there no one with a worldwide platform courageous enough to stand up in defense of freedom? Oprah could have made a real difference.

Oprah has a responsibility not to be a tool, not to be a stooge. Over the past 1,400 years up to today, hundreds of millions have been slaughtered in jihad wars, cultural annihilation, and enslavement in the cause of Allah. Do a show on that, Oprah.

Twenty percent of blacks in Mauritania are slaves under Muslim rule. Do a show on that, Oprah.

Slavery is sanctioned in Islamic text and teachings. Do a show on that, Oprah.

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I matters little if it has any islamic theological backing, what does matter however, is what individual jihadis and their supporters think and feel.


If burial in pigskin will deter suicide bombers, then it is incumbent on us to do this. “

There’s a long history of people fighting Muslim Jihadis by wrapping their Jihadis in pigskin or shooting them with lard bullets. US soldiers did it not all that long ago in the Philippines. While the belief that pork on a corpse can stop someone from going to heaven is nonsense… so is the underlying belief that killing non-Muslims atones for all sins. And if it deters Muslims, it’s a plus. And if it doesn’t, it still shows them that people aren’t as helpless in the face of their racist violence as their governments often appear to be.


Once again, as Lori Lowenthal Marcus explained in 2013, “Lone Wolves” are but a change in tactics that Abu Musab al Suri described in his 1600 page manifesto.

Read about that here.

lone wolf jihad 1.6 billion and counting

Al-Qaeda calls for assassination of US business figures

Fred Imbert |

Al-Qaeda called for lone wolf-style attacks on several prominent U.S. business and economic figures on Wednesday.Islamic fighters from the al-Qaida group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front. (File Photo).

The terror group did so in the latest issue of Inspire, its in-house, English-language magazine, the same magazine that reportedly inspired Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, to conduct the deadly attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The magazine named at least five prominent American businessmen and two well-known economic figures.

Islamic fighters from the al-Qaida group in the Levant, Al-Nusra Front. (File Photo).

Rami Al-Sayed | AFP | Getty Images


Bone head.

As a good friend of mine once told me, ”expert” a title reserved for those who believe they have the right to violate my common sense.”

H/T: Vasara Hammer: “I sometimes wonder where do they get these bozo experts. There seems to be an endless supply of them:”

Jihadism Researcher: Finland does not need to worry about Isis infiltrators

Jihadism researcher Juha Saarinen.
Jihadism researcher Juha Saarinen. Nadja Kamara / YleX

Jihadist ISIS collects into its ranks fighters from around the world, including from Europe. However, researcher Juha Saarinen points out that this is a marginal phenomenon.

During Syria’s chaotic civil war jihadist ISIS organization has increased its power. Also, radicalized Europeans who left for the ranks of ISIS has received much discussion, but jihadism researcher Juha Saarinen, says, however, that what’s in question is rather a marginalized group.

[Tundra Tabloids: Marginal? Not according to the people that they blow up and behead]

– Although we’ve seen those leaving Finland to fight abroad mainly coming from the Muslim population, still we’re only talking about percentage of the Muslim population, Saarinen says in a YleX front page interview.

The Security Police estimates that more than 60 people have left Finland for ISIS. Although according to Saarinen, one can not speak about a wide phenomenon, it’s the reaction to radicalization.

[Tundra Tabloids: All of them heading abroad to fight the jihad have come from the Muslim community, I haven’t heard of any Jews, Christians or Buddhists being subcontracted by Islamic State. This is nothing more than obfuscation of the reality. Islamo-ass saving]

– Have to carry out some form of de-radicalization, that is, to bring these people back to thinking in a different way, or at least to see that violence is not a legitimate way to influence politically .

[Tundra Tabloids: How in the world can you (not named of course) use Islam 101 to retrain a mind already steeped in Islam 101? And regardless of that enigma wrapped in a riddle, do we really want Islam 101’ers here in Finland and elsewhere in the West pursuing an islam 101 agenda, regardless of how non-violent it is?]

Will refugees involved with Isis come to Finland?

Syria’s civil war at this time is affecting the whole of Europe, when people are fleeing the war. By the end of July, almost 90 000 Syrians have come to Europe. Of these, Finland has received 119 refugees.

Among other things, the ex-Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen (Christian Democrats.) Has publicly warned that among the asylum seekers in Finland there may be persons belonging to extremist organizations. Researcher Juha Saarinen considered this an unrealistic fear.

[Tundra Tabloids: Of that number how many were actually real refugees? ]

-People are escaping either a reign of terror, or exactly these same jihadists.

Saarinen says that the fear of Isis infiltrators feeds the jihadists’ intentions.

[Tundra Tabloids: As for these asylum seekers belonging to Islamic State, jihadis do not come with labels on their heads, except for the noticeable zebiba that many non-IS muslims have. They’re not going to introduce themselves at the border as ”representatives of al-Baghdadi.]

– Isis intends to show, that they are continuously everywhere, and that people should be afraid. If we go along with this game plan, we will give extra points to jihadists for any such activities which they do not have the capacity to run.

[Tundra Tabloids: Not taking their intentions (what they state) and their war doctrine seriously, is both dangerous and unprofessional.]

Examination of jihadism is a grim job

YleX Frontpage visitor, researcher Juha Saarinen, admits that the years of researching these jihadist groups and the Arab Spring has an impact: for example, he is stupefied over the shocking news photos.

– I see it is a survival mechanism. If, for each image, or videotape it would bring about a big emotional response, so you can burn out quickly.

Not everything has hardened the jihadism researcher because of his work.The Isis organization’s media strategy also includes the publishing of brutal torture and killing videos.

– While watching them is sure to fall in my job description, I’ve drawn the line with them, Saarinen says.


NOTE: This is what we in the Counter-Jihad have been doing for years, nothing new in what he’s saying, in fact, it’s the only factual thing that he’s stated in this interview.


At a time when we should be stacking these 7th century throwbacks up like cord wood or tossing them into the clink ”till hostilities are over” (however long that takes), maroons in public office are trying to release them back into society.

NOTE: You only have to look at the overwhelmingly high number of those released, who went back to the jihad, as reason enough to keep these varmints behind closed bars as long as possible.

Now top US official ‘says he wants to release’ last Briton left in Guantanamo: Defence secretary is ‘prioritising’ case

'Yes you can': The campaign to release Mr Aamer, who has legal residence in Britain, in London last December

‘Yes you can’: The campaign to release Mr Aamer, who has legal residence in Britain, in London last December

  • US defence secretary Ashton Carter ‘inclined’ to release father-of-four
  • Shaker Aamer has been in camp without trial for more than 13 years
  • Supporters cautiously optimistic and insist on his immediate release
  • He has been twice cleared for release from notorious prison in Cuba
Captive: Shaker Aamer has allegedly been tortured 

Captive: Shaker Aamer has allegedly been tortured

Hopes were raised last night that Shaker Aamer could be released from Guantanamo Bay after a senior US government official said he was treating the case as ‘a priority’.

Defence secretary Ashton Carter is said to be ‘inclined’ to release the father-of-four, who has languished in the controversial camp without trial for more than 13 years.

Supporters of the last British detainee greeted the words with cautious optimism, and insisted he should be released immediately.

Mr Aamer, whose wife and children live in Battersea, south London, has been twice cleared for release from the notorious military prison in Cuba – by George W Bush in 2007 and Barack Obama in 2009.

But despite pressure from British ministers, he remains behind bars. Only last week, the US Justice Department denied independent doctors access to his cell.

It also described the 48-year-old as an ‘enemy combatant’ in an apparent hardening of rhetoric.

This week, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense – which is ultimately responsible for handling the release of prisoners – had discussed the case.

It reported a meeting last month in which Mr Carter, who was appointed only six months ago, indicated he was ‘inclined’ to release Mr Aamer, who has legal residence in Britain.

Yesterday the Department of Defense said it had made the case a ‘priority’ in a significant shift of tone. The language echoes that used by President Obama in January after talks with David Cameron.

A spokesman for the defence department also referred to the UK as ‘our British allies’ in a further indication of an apparent willingness to push ahead with the case.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, the spokesman said: ‘I do not have a timeline on when particular detainees will be transferred from Guantanamo.

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