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Casio F-91W – classified as terrorism symbol by the US Government

The Al-Queda sign is not a weird tattoo, a certain piece of cloth or an engraved ring. Wikileaks revealed that the United States Government classified Casio F-91W wristwatch as a potential Al-Queda sign, after more Islamic prisoners, from Guantanamo Bay, were found to wear this particular wristwatch model.

According to an official document, based on American Secret Service conclusions, the Casio wristwatch, model F-91W, is considered a sign of belonging to the Islamic organization of Osama bin Laden.
“A third of the captured prisoners that wear this Casio model had links with explosives – either because they attended classes, or because they had links with the places bombs were made at, or because they had connections with individuals that were identified as explosive experts” shows the classified document – revealed by WikiLeaks and cited by AFP.
Wikileaks cited over 50 documents regarding Guantanamo detainees, that had references to the Casio wristwatch model. Another document, presented by The Guardian, writes clearly that the possession of Casio F-91W, and especially silver A159W model, is an indicator that the individual wearing it participated in Al-Qaeda trainings. Officials write that this watch was given to students during courses of manufacturing bombs, organized by the terrorist organization in Afghanistan, and that the clock was used for detonating explosives.
Other leaked documents evoke certain arbitrary detentions. For example among the Guantanamo Bay prisoners, there was an Afghan man who was 89 years old. According to the documents, the Afgan was transferred to Guantanamo because of several “suspicious phone numbers” found on him. Another detainee is only 14 years old and was arrested because the Secret Services suspected him of knowing local Taliban Leaders.
The White House reiterated in early April, it’s commitment of closing the Guantanamo detention center.
Wikileaks offered recently military records of 779 cases relating to persons held in 2002, in the military prison at Guantanamo.
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