Germany’s Taliban Trail: From Murat Kurnaz to Cüneyt Ciftci

Posted by John Rosenthal

When it emerged in mid-March that the perpetrator of a deadly suicide attack on American troops in Afghanistan had come from Germany, the American media showed little interest. A closer look at the bomber’s itinerary reveals that it bears a remarkable resemblance to that of none other than Murat Kurnaz: the supposed “innocent man” who [...]

The Real Murat Kurnaz Story

Posted by John Rosenthal

“At the age of 19, Murat Kurnaz vanished into America’s shadow prison system in the war on terror. He was from Germany, traveling in Pakistan, and was picked up three months after 9/11. But there seemed to be ample evidence that Kurnaz was an innocent man with no connection to terrorism. The FBI thought so, [...]