August 5, 2009, - 12:04 pm

Figures: Guess Who the Gitmo Uighurs Met First? Lifestyles of the Rich & Terrorist

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember the pictures we saw a couple of months ago, featuring Uighur Muslim terrorists from Guantanamo Bay swimming in the Ocean and living it up in the Caribbean, upon their release?

Well, guess whom they met first?  Today’s Wall Street Journal has a vomit-inducing story about the “Life of Reilly” these terrorists are living, when they should be living the life of Ahmed.  And the story details how their translator/personal assistant/ gourmet chef, Rushan Abbas, was once their U.S. interrogator at Gitmo and was the voice against terrorism for Radio Free Asia.  Talk about a whore, er . . . “mercenary.”



Uighur ex-Gitmo Terrorist Plays w/ Wii While Assistant Rushan Abbas Works for Him; Met With Coke Dealer Al Sharpton

The important excerpts:

Rushan Abbas climbed the stone steps of Camden, the official residence of Bermuda’s premier, earlier this summer and led three island newcomers into a stately receiving room where the Rev. Al Sharpton was waiting.

“Thank you for your valuable time,” said Ms. Abbas, after interpreting Rev. Sharpton’s greeting to the three men into Uighur, an obscure language of central Asia.

Being Uighur Muslims from western China — and having spent the past seven years as prisoners at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — the men really had no idea who the American civil-rights activist is.

Here’s a tip:  It’s a shameless shakedown artist who operates much like Muslims do all over the world.

In addition to interpreting, Ms. Abbas coordinated everything from meals to visits from Bermudan lawyers and government employees who are helping them find homes, English classes and work. On Monday, the Uighurs began jobs as landscapers at the state-owned Port Royal Golf Course.

As they settled in at the oceanside guesthouse where they first arrived, Ms. Abbas baked bread, fried flounder, and made halwa, a sweet confection. “She’s our translator, our assistant, and our chef,” says Abdullah Abdulqadir, 30, the most jovial of the four men. . . .

Before leaving Bermuda for home, Ms. Abbas made sure the Uighurs had some things they needed to adjust to a free life in the West. “I really liked the Wii,” said Mr. Abdulahat, boasting how well he played a virtual bowling game the men had in their final week at Guantanamo. Ms. Abbas interpreted. Within seconds, a Bermuda government worker across the table was on the phone pricing gadgets.

Great life if you can get it . . . but you have to become a mass murderer wannabe of the right religion.  Yes, while Americans are struggling to survive, Islamic terrorists who planned to kill us are living “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”  So nice to know your taxes funded Wii games for terrorists.

Looks like they don’t really need any shakedown lessons from Al Sharpton.  They already know the drill.

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14 Responses

It’s hard to get mad at the Uighurs when you know they were unfairly imprisoned for 7 years without a court trial.

ramjordan on August 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, people just hang out at terror training camps in Central Asia, don’t they? Why not volunteer to take some of those poor Gitmo souls in if you are so certain of their good qualities.

    Sorrow01 on August 5, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Are you speaking of Due Process?…They don’t have that right…Due Process is a matter of the US Constitution…These A-Holes are not US Citizens and therefore are not covered by our laws as they are applied by the US Constitution…

    They are in fact Military Combatants, but not covered by the Geneva Convention because they wear no uniform or flag of any nation or country…

    But..I’m sure all the lawyers that worked on these issues aren’t nearly as smart as you in being able to figure out what to do with these men who were trying to kill young American men and women in our Nations service…They may not have been directly involved, ut they were training with the terrorist who were…And a terrorist by any other name…Is still a terrorist.

    Tony P. on August 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm

The only thing we should do with those in GITMO is get rope. The only good muslim terrorist is a dead muslim terrorist, no exceptions! Gotta hand it to the Chinese , they are not hampered by PCMC rules of engagement!

Drakken on August 5, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Wait, so you’re saying that a person who makes money by working as a landscaper doesn’t have the right to buy a wii with his money?

F: Learn to read. He didn’t buy it with his money. Just like he’s not paying for the luxe Bermuda digs, personal chef/assistant, etc. RIF-Reading Is Fundamental. Premature articulation is frowned upon on this site. DS

Fred on August 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Just imagine the connections these Uighurs will make in their new jobs.
Guantanamo ex-prisoners get jobs on golf course
By Sam Strangeways Sam Strangeways 47 mins ago
HAMILTON (Reuters) – Four Guantanamo prisoners who were released to Bermuda in June have been given jobs tending a public golf course on the tiny Atlantic island.
The four members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority began working last week to help prepare the lush, seaside Port Royal course to host the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October.
The hiring raised eyebrows in the British territory, where employers can only take on foreigners if no qualified local wants the job. Wendall Brown, chairman of the board of trustees for Bermuda’s public golf courses, said the men replaced a group of Filipino workers who left at short notice.
“They have been offered a temporary position at Port Royal until the Grand Slam,” he said. “There are still special projects that we need to do like cleaning up and beautifying the course … All four of them have been given a job there. It’s on a temporary basis. Two of them speak fairly good English.”
Brown said the men were likely to still be working there during the two-day Grand Slam tournament, when golf’s greatest champions of the year will be pitted against one another on the 18-hole course.
Port Royal head superintendent Steve Johnson said the Uighurs were doing well in their ground staff roles.
Their lawyer in Bermuda identified them as Khalil Mamut, Abilikim Turahun, Abdullah Abdulqadir and Salahidin Abdulahat, and said they had been known by a series of nicknames during the seven years they were held at the detention camp for suspected terrorists on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Their imprisonment continued long after the U.S. military and courts determined that they posed no threat. The United States said it could not send them to China because they faced persecution there, but U.S. politicians blocked plans to settle them in the United States.
The four landed on the 21-square-mile island on June 11 after Bermuda’s premier, Ewart Brown, negotiated their resettlement directly with the United States. The move enraged the United Kingdom, which insisted the Bermuda government did not have the power to handle such foreign affairs and security matters.
Britain and the United States are still in talks about the men’s future.
Expatriates make up a third of the work force in Bermuda, which has a population of 65,000 and requires permits to work. Brown said the golf course worked with immigration officials to get the men permission to work.

whuptdue on August 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    It is time for them to return to China.

    S: China is smart and won’t accept them back, which is what we should be doing with our Muslims. DS

    Sorrow01 on August 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Debbie, I don’t know when that Sharpton video was made, but $35k is a lot for a kilo. I doubt he sold much at that price, but maybe that was just his opening/ sucker quote.

A1 on August 5, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I wonder when Odopey will send Bill Ayers and Louis Farrakhan down there to be their political and spiritual advisors? This would help them adjust to the American way as Odopey sees it. They then could come to the U.S. as rehabilitated jihadists. This current administration in Washington is un-freakin-believable!

Jarhead on August 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

“NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE” As Al Sharpton has chanted in various NYC “protest the Jews, Koreans, Italians or Whites”. He’s just getting a piece of the justice. Oh the memories – it seems like just yesterday that fat, velour track suit wearing, jeri curl race hustler was marching down Broadway with the New Alliance Party (NAP) shouting about Tawana Brawley.

sandy on August 6, 2009 at 4:56 pm

What to do with Muslim Terrorists? Simple

If captured on the battlefield in action against our troops, the need to be put on their knees in front of a camera and a 9mm round fired into their skull. The video needs to be sent to every media outlet in the world.

If captured off the battlefield but evidence supports their terrorism, then they should be tried by a military tribunal, found guilty, taken out back, put on their knees in front of a camera…

Get the picture? the only thing these people understand is violence and aggression…You cannot negotiate with fanatics. America has nothing…NOTHING…to offer these people that they want…Except our complete destruction or our complete acceptance and governing by Sharia Law…nothing else will appease them…

Tony P. on August 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm


I would like to speak here to the larger issue of the Uighur nationalist movement. The decades long, savage repression of the Uighur people and their culture by the communist Chinese government is well documented. In many ways it is analogous to what has been done to the Tibetans. So when I recently picked up a copy of “Dragon Fighter,” the biography of Rebiya Kader,the titular head of the Uighur movement and noted a short but laudatory introduction by the Dalai Lama I read on. It is one of most stirring and compelling bios. that I have ever read. If even a small portion of the heroism and nobility of spirit depicted in it is true we need to take another look at the Uighur movement. Kader’s advocacy of a democratic and multi-cultural Uighur state is entirely consistent with her life history–at least as portrayed in this bio. This is a far cry from the goals espoused by the Jihadis.


Richard Gilman

Richard Gilman on August 8, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Richard Gilman

Even though it doesn’t sound like you are defending these guys who were let out of Gitmo, just remember – there are terrorist a$$holes. They should be taking a dirt nap.

Jarhead on August 9, 2009 at 10:01 am


In point of fact, fighting radical islam is now one of the highest priorities in my life. In have no use for any of the Gitmo detainees past or present, Uighur or otherwise! Thank you.

Richard Gilman

Richard Gilman on August 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm

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