Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani – a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and Senior Al-Qaeda member – called GOP frontrunner Donald Trump an idiot and took up for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying McCain is a war hero. He also wonders why Caitlyn Jenner is a Republican, according to a recent Al Jazeera report.
“Donald Trump is an idiot!!! Sen. McCain is a war hero. Trump is a war zero,” wrote al-Afghani in a letter from June.
U.S. Officials describe al-Afghani as “a close associate of Osama Bin Laden.”
“How can a racist run for president?” al-Afghani wrote in a letter, several of which were obtained by Al Jazeera.
“At this rate, Hillary [Clinton] has a chance,” al-Afghani added.
According to Al Jazeera, al-Afghani is a “high value” detainee at Guantanamo Bay and a senior Al-Qaeda member.
He is an Afghan citizen and was first held in Pakistan by the CIA in 2007, then transported to GITMO in 2008, and is the last known detainee to be sent there.
The prisoner’s letters also disclosed he was not just concerned about presidential politics, but also the recent Ashley Madison hack, in which millions of subscribers who were having affairs were publicly disclosed, among other news topics. Al-Afghani has access to a variety of news articles while being detained.
“This is terrible news about Ashley Madison please remove my profile immediately!!! I’ll stick with Match.com… There is no way I can get Tinder in here,” he wrote.
According to Al Jazeera, al-Afghani doesn’t have an Ashley Madison account, but there is a Match.com account in his name where he is listed as “detained but ready to mingle.”
He also commented on the reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, saying that he’s “happy for her because people are born how they are.”
But al-Afghani questioned, “How is she a Republican? They want to take her rights away.” He added, “Tell her to use spray tan for her legs.”
Al Jazeera noted that al-Afghani was tortured while at GITMO, but the torture didn’t yield any information.
His lawyer, Carlos Warner, described al-Aghani as a “funny guy” and suggests people should think twice about his imprisonment.