Dear President Obama: Guantanamo will Never be Resolved

By Dr. Maha Hilal President Obama gave a speech yesterday highlighting his administration’s plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the infamous prison that has been used to house prisoners in the so-called “War on Terror.” Obama offered several rationales as to why the prison should be closed, such as U.S. national security and its standing in [Read More…]

To Be Unknown or Forgotten – the Erasure of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

By Dr. Maha Hilal They can take everything you own-your property, your best years, all your joys, all your good works, everything down to your last shirt — but you’ll always have your dreams so you can reinvent your stolen world. — Yasmina Khadra When I hear the word “Guantanamo,” there is little other than [Read More…]

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

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

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…]


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