The war against Islam at Gitmo
One year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Army Chaplain James Yee â€” a converted Muslim, born and raised in America â€” was sent to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility with the assignment of a lifetime. His job: to minister to the prisoners there, in service to the United States.
It was harrowing work.
“We say that the war on terror is not a war against Islam, but that’s not how it felt most days at Guantánamo,” Yee writes in “For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire,” his 2006 memoir. The environment at Guantánamo “excused, if not encouraged, open hostility toward Islam.”
I imagine this is in the top five reasons why they hate us, in case anyone at this late date needs a reminder.