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Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar Paperback – September 30, 2007
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Starred Review. In a fast-paced, harrowing narrative that's likely to become a flash point for the right and the left, Begg tells of his secret abduction by U.S. forces in Pakistan, his detainment at American air bases for more than a year and at Guantánamo for two more years as an enemy combatant. A British Muslim of Pakistani descent, Begg grew up in Birmingham and excelled at school before becoming involved with Islamic political causes and later moving to Afghanistan to become a teacher. After fighting broke out in Kabul, he and his wife and children moved to Islamabad in 2001, where U.S. operatives seized him. In March 2004, Begg was released from Guantánamo under pressure from the British government, but over the objections of the Pentagon, which still considers him a potential terrorist. Despite considerable media speculation over what Begg may have left out of this memoir, it's a forcefully told, up-to-the-minute political story. Whether Begg is describing his Muslim and Asian friends fighting white supremacist skinhead street gangs in Birmingham, or telling how he shared poetry with a U.S. guard at Guantánamo, his tone is assured. His work will be necessary reading for people on all sides of the issue. (Sept.)
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... serious indictment of the USA for eroding ... rule of law by disregarding habeas corpus, as did ... apartheid regime in South Africa. -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is poorly written, lacks substantial evidence, and the author comes across as arrogant and narrow minded. Many times, he asserts his intelligence (simply telling us how smart he is), but it is rarely demonstrated in his writing. His own history as narrated in this book is a chronicle of suspicious behavior and can almost justify him being targeted. This book is shameful and actually can be used as evidence to those who are proponents of the intelligence gathering community's policies that are being criticized.
This was the last Facebook post before Moazzam Begg, Outreach Director for CAGE, was arrested by West Midlands Police yesterday, in what will most certainly be one of their biggest PR disasters to date, in shâ Allâh.
Moazzam has been campaigning for years to highlight the breaches of human rights, due process and rule of law that have characterised many western governments since the War [of] Terror began. As a result he has suffered much abuse and harassment by certain institutions within the Establishment, which he wrote about recently.
Upon his arrest, CAGE (formerly CagePrisoners) issued the following press release:
PRESS RELEASE: MOAZZAM BEGG ARRESTED FOR UNCOVERING WESTERN COMPLICITY IN RENDITION AND TORTURE?
(London) CAGE is outraged by the arrest of our Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, he has been campaigning for due process and the human rights of victims, despite suffering over three years of torture and abuse by the US government with the complicity of the British security services.
This latest action is designed to ensure that any travel to Syria is deemed suspicious. It follows a concerted campaign of harassment against Muslim individuals and charities involved in providing humanitarian aid to the victims of the Syrian crisis. Moazzam Begg is just the latest individual drawn by the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria who has been labelled a terrorist. The purpose is to intimidate and vilify the wider Muslim community so that they are prevented from delivering much needed aid to the Syrian people.
Moazzam is an internationally recognised figure on issues relating to due process and human rights. His advocacy on behalf of the Guantanamo Bay detainees has been recognised across the world, resulting in various governments accepting detainees who could not be returned to their countries of origin.
Cerie Bullivant, Media Officer of CAGE said:
"Moazzam has been very open about his international travel and his objectives, including importantly exposing British complicity in rendition and torture. The timing of Moazzam`s arrest given his travel to Syria took place in December 2012 requires a detailed explanation. The timing coincides with the planned release of a CAGE report on Syria and a major news piece that was due to be televised soon. As with David Miranda it seems those who are engaged in exposing abuse of powers are targeted and smeared to prevent disclosure of vital evidence."
"We are also concerned that the Police and the security services are using the wide scope of terrorism laws, and applying them in Syria to set precedents that will make legitimate activity unlawful in future."
Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE said:
"CAGE calls on all defenders of civil liberties and the rule of law to stand up and protest against the serious curtailment of yet another victim. The message may be unpalatable to those who wish to shroud their abuse in secrecy but that can never justify an attack on the messengers."
"We are disgusted that Moazzam Begg is being retraumatised with the same guilt by association accusations that resulted in his unlawful incarceration in Guantanamo Bay. We fully support our colleague and see his arrest as politically motivated and as part of a campaign to criminalise legitimate activism."
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