The Bergdahl-Taliban Swap

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Air Date: June 4, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Usama Dakdok

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Usama Dakdok is the Founder and Director of The Straightway of Grace Ministry. Usama was born in Egypt and raised in a Christian home as the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of 11.. He learned about Islam in school because it was, and still is, a mandatory subject. To further his knowledge of this religion, he studied Islamic law in college. He started The Straightway of Grace Ministry to have direct ministry to Muslims and also to warn churches and the nation with the truth about Islam.

On Saturday, President Obama agreed to release five of the best, high ranking Al Qaeda terrorists in return for The Bergdahl/Taliban Swap Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since 2009.

Some are calling this an ‘end run’ around Congress and that President Obama blatantly disregarded the law regarding congressional notification concerning this matter.

Usama noted that Bergdahl was not a prisoner of war. He believes Bergdahl was not kidnapped but rather he searched for the Taliban and when he found them he became part of them. In essense, he deserted his fellow American troops. Usama believes he should be in prison and that justice would be served, especially in regard to those who died to save him.

So why did Susan Rice state that Bergdahl served with honor and distinction? What do we make of the Arabic words of Bergdahl’s father during his speech at the White House Rose Garden? Does President Obama’s smile upon hearing those Arabic words tell us anything? Why does Usama believe President Obama executed this trade? These are just a few of the many questions that Usama answers on this hard-hitting edition of Crosstalk.

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