Police Minister Comments on Majid Khan’s Resettlement in Belize
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Majid Khan, was recently photographed resettling in Belize. The forty-two-year-old spent the last two decades in isolation after being linked to Al-Qaeda and aiding in terrorist activities. The U.S. Government is facilitating his resettlement in Belize. This comes after a thorough evaluation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the aid of a physician, who examined Khan’s mental capacity to be reintegrated into society. His resettlement also comes with strict security measures to ensure that he is not a threat to members of the public. However, this has not stopped many Belizeans from voicing their concern about an ex-terrorist living among them. The Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, says he is confident that GOB did its homework to ensure that citizen security will not be compromised by this
Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “If we get any information to that effect then certainly we will put things in place but we have not gotten that type of intelligence at all. Of course there is a monitoring procedure which I will not get into but there is a monitoring procedure that is in place by our department.”
Reporter: Have you interacted with Mr.Khan ?
Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “No I have not. I haven’t met him as yet.”
Reporter: Do you want to meet him ?
Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries: “Uhm I have no problem meeting him. I think that Mr.Khan went through a lot and certainly what he’s accused of is not what other terrorists have been accused of but somehow involve in terms of I think the transportation of proceeds that sort of thing but what he went through at Guantanamo Bay would certainly change an individual but I think that he has gone through a lot of deradicalization and rehabilitation and I think that where he is mentally based on the assessments we’ve received that it will not be an issue and I know that Belizeans are concerned, we hear that concern but at the same time we want to give assurances that we did and put everything in place to make sure there’s no issue.”