In March 2008 Rahim was sent to Guantanamo. He had previously been imprisoned by the CIA.
A press release from the Defense Department said that Rahim, “was a close associate of Usama bin Ladin and had ties to al-Qaida organizations throughout the Middle East. He became one of bin Ladin’s most trusted facilitators and procurement specialists prior to his detention.”
In January 2010 Obama’s Guantanamo task force recommended Muhammad Rahim for continued detention.