Tag: GUANTANAMO

America Campaigns Current Affairs Featured Latest Politics US 11 Min Read

National Khutbah Day: Close Guantanamo Bay

As we enter the 20th year since the opening of Guantanamo Bay, CAGE have created a khutbah template for Imams and Khatībs to use when preparing and delivering their Khutbah this week inshāAllāh.

Asia Current Affairs Featured Politics 7 Min Read

Indonesia takes a leaf from the US Terror Playbook

Indonesia’s anti-terror police squad Densus 88 is once again attracting significant public attention. The government’s efforts to counter the threats of terrorism are once more faced with criticism. The cause is the death of Siyono (34 years) in Klaten, Central Java last Friday. The ‘accused terrorist’ died after being picked

America Current Affairs Politics UK US 12 Min Read

Shaker Aamer RELEASED

Many news outlets are reporting the imminent release of Shaker Aamer after more than 13 years in captivity without trial by the USA. It is hoped that he is on a plane said to have left Guantanamo Bay for London only hours ago. The curious case of Shaker Aamer The

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 11 Min Read

Is BBC’s Panorama Normalising Torture?

Is BBC's Panorama Normalising Torture? On Monday 3 August, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Panorama broadcast Panorama: Fighting Terror with Torture. The documentary looked at the CIA’s torture programme used on detainees during the War on Terror. I watched the programme because it is an area of interest which

Current Affairs Iraq Middle East Politics Syria US 8 Min Read

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

Current Affairs Politics US 15 Min Read

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.

Current Affairs Politics US 13 Min Read

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

Analysis Current Affairs Europe Politics UK 16 Min Read

Moazzam Begg walks free, but what about us?

Moazzam, CAGE and the paralysing fear of association   Allāh will certainly aid those who aid His (Cause). Lo! Allāh is Strong, Almighty . So fear them not, but fear Me, if you are true believers . Let me pose a question to you. How many Muslims are actively helping,