PREFERRED TERM
John Walker Lindh  
DEFINITION
  • A young American convert to Islam, John Phillip Walker Lindh became known as the “American Taliban” after being captured fighting alongside Taliban forces in Afghanistan in November 2001. Brought back to the United States to stand trial, Lindh pled guilty to supplying services to the Taliban and agreed to serve a 20-year sentence. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Lindh, John Walker (1981–)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/John_Walker_Lindh
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