'Detained But Ready to Mingle?' Somehow, a Gitmo Detainee Was on Match.com
When we saw this story, we thought "this cannot be real."
But according to reports, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner was looking for love on Match.com, declaring himself “detained but ready to mingle."
Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani, who was believed at one time to have close ties to Usama bin Laden, maintained the dating profile for three years, according to his attorney, Carlos Warner.
The prisoner’s location is set to Guantanamo Bay, and his tagline reads, “Detained but ready to mingle.” Still, he reportedly gets matched with other users daily.
A letter published by Al Jazeera reveals how al-Afghani even wrote to his lawyer about the Ashley Madison hack.
“This is terrible news about Ashley Madison please remove my profile immediately!!! I’ll stick with Match.com … There is no way I can get Tinder in here,” he wrote.
Al Jazeera reported that al-Afghani doesn’t actually have an Ashley Madison account, but he does have a Match.com account set up in his name.
The account was recently suspended, The Daily Mail reported.