Tag: CIA

The Qur’an Saved his Life from American Torture

Although my conversation with #FBItorture victim Ali al-Marri was brief, he revealed his secret weapon that made him the superior party in this ordeal despite the whip being in another’s hand...

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General Haftar seeks to “choke” Derna in his quest to rule Libya

As the ex-CIA asset General Khalifa Haftar, continues his war across Libya, human rights abuses in the eastern city of Derna have been largely ignored by the international media. Derna has been subject to a 21-month long siege by General Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) which has resulted in

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Historic legal case against CIA torture psychologists

"Our clients’ groundbreaking case has changed the legal landscape..."

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Egypt’s Coup Regime Wages war on its Neighbours after meeting Trump

After waging war on its own citizens, coup regime authorities have unleashed their air force on numerous targets in Libya in what they claimed are the ‘training camps’ of the bus convoy attackers that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians in Minya province. The Libyan cities of Hun and Derna

The Bloody Legacy of Western Imperialism in Iraq

The story of the Iraq War did not start in 2003. Indeed, it started many years before with the sanctions placed upon Iraq during the 1st Gulf War.

Why would Muslims hate ‘the West’? A history of ‘Islamic Extremism’

I was recently invited to present at an international conference titled: “How to understand and Co-exist with Radical Islām.” After reading the concept paper, it was clear from the very first paragraph that the issue at hand was with “Islamic terrorism” and that, according to the writer of the concept

Guantanamo Bay: Oxygen for ISIS

In light of the CIA Torture Report said to be declassified today, Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE examines the use of the iconic orange jumpsuits from the detainees in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib to the hostages kept by the Islamic State. Islamic State's tactics have been taken directly from

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Why can the US get away with torture?

The 10th of December marked Human Rights Day. And what better way to commemorate such a profound celebration than to frequent the achievements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' key drafter, the United States of America. Incidentally, a report was released this same week by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

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CIA Torture Report: just the tip of the iceberg

In the aftermath of the Senate’s damning report on the barbaric, inhumane interrogation techniques used by the CIA, it has been proven to the world that corruption and evil exists at the very highest levels. The Senate’s report on CIA torture or rather the “executive summary” which has been declassified