My hunger strike is not easy but it is nothing compared with what Guantanamo detainees are enduring

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Saturday, 10 August 2013 17:29

Stand fast for justice - my hunger strike

This morning, at midnight I started my own hunger strike as part of the Stand Fast For Justice Campaign. Joining the campaign was something that I considered for a while during Ramadan, however, I was advised by many people that such an act is not permissible in Islam, so the most important part for me was to know from a scholar how to do this in a way that is Halal.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:53

Part 4 - Suhoor during my hunger strike

Hunger striking is not easy - but it does not compare to what our brothers in Guantanamo are enduring.

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:45

Hunger: striking for a cause

If the time ever comes when we have absolutely no avenue to fight for our most basic rights, how many of us would choose food over freedom?

Published in Featured
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:49

Long live Shaker Aamer!

Prince William met his newborn the day it was born – but Shaker Aamer has yet to see his after eleven years.
Published in Alerts
Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:03

UPDATE: Ali Asad Chandia

Ali Asad Chandia writes to Cageprisoners. Write back to him to show your appreciation for the Eid Mubarak picture he sent:

Ali Asad Chandia,
Communication Management Unit,
P.O. Box 33,
Terre Haute,
IN 47808.
Published in Alerts
Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:44

An iftar at the White House

As salaamu ‘alaikum. Enclosed is one poem. I hope you can find some space for it on your esteemed internet site.
                                Was salaamu ‘alaikum,
                                Yahya Lindh

                                (Abu Sulayman)

Published in For The Victims
Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:07

UPDATE: John Walker Lindh

John Walker Lindh writes to Cageprisoners. Write back to him and tell him how much you enjoyed and value his poems at:
John Phillip Walker Lindh,
Federal Correctional Institution,
P.O. Box 33,
Terre Haute,
IN 47808.


Published in Alerts
Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:48

A Mussulman Paddy’s Epistle to Barry

Och Barry it seems ye’re but yahoos and fools
With your brains in your breeches your drawers in your skulls
Get home with your flintlocks and put up your swords
And look in your books for the meaning of words
Ye see now ye Yankees how much ye’re mistaken
For Kabul by rabble can never be beaten
Published in For The Victims
Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:38

Ode to Omar Khadr

An avuncular man whose sole name is Sam is
Inscribing his memoirs in history’s annals
His quill dips and scribbles lifts and scribbles some more
With a fist to his jaw and shibshibs on the floor
His inkwell runs dry so he rises to fill it
From a flask of fresh blood that’s corked by a bullet
He sits right back down and starts scratching the pad
To write of an innocent bright faced young lad
Published in For The Victims
Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:22

The ballad of the fleas

It’s said that black death spread by fleas
On backs of rats they rode
One fateful autumn thus they came
With vengeance as their code
Published in For The Victims
Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:24

The month of patience

The hardest part of any personal calamity is that which directly affects your loved ones. That was the case for me during three years away from my family. Not knowing what had happened to them, how they were surviving or who might be looking after them was perhaps the most consistent and internally destructive source of worry during that period. Still, I could reasonably assume who might come to their assistance. 

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The US authorities try to dress up force-feeding prisoners at night as kindness and concern during Ramadan.

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Here's a new twist in the U.S. military's Islamic sensitivity effort in the prison camps for suspected terrorists at the Guantánamo Bay Navy base:

Military medical staff are force-feeding a secret number of prisoners on hunger strike between dusk and dawn during the Muslim fasting holiday of Ramadan.

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All praise is due to Allaah who has marked out tonight as the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

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Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:19

The way out - a reminder for Ramadhan

The Guantanamo prisoners have, despite unimaginable odds, faced their ordeal with dignity and strength sustained by an unshakeable faith. This is one of the reasons why so many of them have returned stronger - not weaker - for the experience of imprisonment.

Published in For The Victims

It was the tears we all shed in the knowledge that each of us had a reason to weep. It was the sadness that was almost sweet. It was our ultimate symbol of defiance. It was the best of times.

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