Free to Go Bad

Long, Rob
December 2001
National Review;12/31/2001, Vol. 53 Issue 25, p22
This article presents information on John Walker Lindh, who left his life in Northern California and joined the Taliban in Afghanistan. It has been reported that he was trained as a terrorist Al-Qaeda camps. When he picked radical Islam as his faith and the Taliban as his government of choice, he rejected all of the left-wing pieties of his upbringing and education. After his parents' divorce, he dropped his father's name and was raised with a believe that every idea and impulse he ever had was valid. He was also taught that all cultures are basically equal.


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