Of the 171 prisoners detained in Guantánamo, only about two dozen are hardened militants and war criminals. Most are like Noor Uthman Muhammed —hapless men who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Above: The house in Port Sudan where Noor grew up; he didn’t have a room in the house, and slept in the yard. Unable to find work or direction in life, in 1992 he left for the Khalden training camp in Khost, Afghanistan, to learn defensive jihad. Image by Greg E. Mathieson, Sr./MAI/Landov, via Esquire.