Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Republicans Criticize Obama For Transferring Terror Suspect

July 8, 2011 by  

A terrorism suspect was recently transferred to NYC.A number of Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Barack Obama’s Administration for bringing a Somali terror suspect to the United States.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured on April 19 in the Horn of Africa region, possibly in Yemen, and was held on a U.S. warship until this past weekend when he was sent to New York to face a civilian trial, reports Fox News. Warsame has ties to al-Shabaab, a group connected to al-Qaida.

Warsame was arraigned in New York on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to nine charges.

Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said that the Administration’s decision regarding Warsame was flawed.

“The Obama administration won’t detain terrorists at a military facility in Guantanamo Bay, but they have no problem with a naval ship off the coast of Africa,” he said. “Their policy toward detainees lacks common sense.”

Representative Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said that it was “unacceptable” that the Administration acted “unilaterally” without consulting Congress.

The transfer “directly contradicts Congressional intent and the will of the American people,” he said.

The Washington Times reports that officials said that Warsame gave up important information regarding al-Qaida in Yemen during interrogations on the Navy vessel.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Republicans Criticize Obama For Transferring Terror Suspect”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.