Important People in 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

Doug Stanton
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John Walter Lindh aka Abdul Hamid

John Walter Lindh is an American who is among the Taliban who surrender at Mazar-i-Sharif. He believed that the surrender was a real one and that he would be able to go back to his home in California.

Lindh had become a Muslim because he wanted to find true knowledge. He did not intend to fight in a war in which innocent people were killed. When he was captured Lindh said that he had approved of the attacks on the World Trade Center. However, when Lindh had first heard about the attack he was disturbed because innocent people had been killed.

It is described in the book that Lindh got involved in a group of highly dedicated Taliban before he realized what happened. He had been looking for pure Islamic knowledge and wanted to fight against the terrorists. Once he was put...

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