A Short Course In Miracles

The inside story of how accused terrorist John Walker Lindh cut a deal to avoid life in prison--and why the government went along

His long hair has been closely cropped and his beard shaved clean, but John Walker Lindh is still a believer. In his jail cell in northern Virginia, he has been telling his religious adviser how he came to realize that Allah had a plan for him.

Trapped in a cave in Afghanistan, Lindh and his comrades had no way to escape, he told Abdelwahab Hassan. But they awoke one morning to the divine comfort of a Taliban soldier's dream, which promised that somebody would come for them in seven days. They counted each setting sun until, just as foretold, a rescuer...

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