Former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Ronald Fiddler, is said, by the Islamic State, to have detonated a suicide bomb attacking Iraqi forces. Upon his release, he received £1 million in compensation from Tony Blairs government. The IS named the bomber as Abu Zakariya al Britani and claimed that the vehicle he was in had exploded in Tal Kisum village, just south of Mosul. Ronald Fiddler was British, and the “al Britani” surname is usually used by the extremist group to indicate a person’s British background.
Ronald Fiddler, 50, was one of five Britons released in 2004 after being held at America’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre, on Cuba, for more than two years. It has been reported that he was given up to £1m compensation by Tony Blair’s government after he was freed. Originally the Muslim convert was from the Moss Side area of Manchester and was the father of five children. Details of the suicide attack in which he is said by IS to have died were released in a statement reported by the SITE Intelligence Group. Forces from the Hashed al Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), a paramilitary umbrella group dominated by Shia militias backed by Tehran, are active in the area mentioned in the statement.
18% of the people who are released from Guantanamo Bay are confirmed to return to a life of terror. Please explain why they needed to receive £1 million upon release?