Ex-UK Guantanamo detainee denounces extremism

Ex-UK Guantanamo detainee denounces extremism

LONDON (AP) — The last British resident held at Guantanamo Bay has denounced extremism in his first interview since being released in October.

Shaker Aamer told the Mail on Sunday that extremists "can obtain the hell out" if they are that angry with Britain. He sharply criticized recent attacks, such as the 2013 stabbing of a British soldier in London.

"How can you donate yourself the right to be living here in this country, & living with the people & acting like you are a normal person, & then you just walk in the street & try to kill people?"

p>Aamer arrived in Britain in October after spending nearly 14 years as a prisoner at the U.S. facility in Cuba. He was never charged with a crime.

Source: “Associated Press”