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The Oath (2010)

Unrated | | Documentary | January 2010 (USA)
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Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Two Men. Bound to Al-Qaeda. Divided by Fate.

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$5,760 (USA) (7 May 2010)

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$42,117 (USA) (23 July 2010)
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Face to face with a jihadist
21 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

In 2001 Afganistan, Salim Hamdan is captured and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Abu Jandal is his brother-in-law, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard from 1996 to 2000 and now a taxi driver in Sana'a, Yemen. He left to fight Jihad in Bosnia as a 19 year old from Saudi Arabia. He had recruited many including Salim Hamdan. He pledged an oath to Bin Laden. Hamdan wins a suit against the government to get his day in court.

The scariest thing about Abu Jandal teaching Hamden's son is the smile of the innocent. Abu Jandal has the crazy eyes of a true believer or a pathological liar. This is a showcase of just how intractable these enemies of America truly are. The missing element is a more in-depth investigation of Abu Jandal other than his own words. They need to dig to confirm everything. By his own words, his intentions are to influence people depending on his audience and it's questionable to trust everything he says.


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