Dear Prisoners: A Thanksgiving Letter to those in Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba

Delegates from Witness Against Torture, including Dr. Maha Hilal, hold Thanksgiving with a symbolic prisoner of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Photo by WAT's Justin Norman.

By Dr. Maha Hilal The U.S.-lead “War on Terror” in response to the 9/11 attacks lead to a myriad of disastrous policies that largely and indiscriminately targeted Muslims and Muslim Americans. One of the biggest stains on the American legacy in this regard is the Guantanamo Bay prison to house an exclusively Muslim male population. [Read More...]

Guantanamo Bay Detainees and the White House Iftar – Not in Our Name

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By Tasnim Motala Last night, more than 100 Muslims had iftar — or the traditional breaking of the fast — at the White House. This year, there was a concerted effort to boycott the iftaar due to the Obama administration’s policies of surveillance on high-profile Muslim Americans, unequivocal support for Israel despite mass atrocities in [Read More...]