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...]

An Open Letter Response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s 9/11 Letter

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By Misha Fazal Dear Mr. Secretary, Thank you for your kind words. September 11 is among the saddest days in recent U.S. history, with regards to the senseless loss of good, hard working people; a day I hope sincerely never repeats itself. But while the half-staff flags remind you of the enduring work of the U.S. government, it reminds me of the 12 years [Read More...]