The war against Islam at Gitmo

The war against Islam at Gitmo

Nightmare at Guantanamo

One year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. Army Chaplain James Yee — a converted Muslim, born and raised in America — 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.

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