Thursday, 04 April 2013 19:44

Ever wondered if you were being spied on?


Muslims sometimes get paranoid (often rightly so), thinking they are being observed by security agencies or placed under some sort of lists due to a loose definition of extremism. Actually, there is an easy way to know if you have indeed been profiled by the police.

In 2009, The Guardian published a very simple step-by-step process (reproduced below) allowing you to find out if you are on the main secret database of political activists.

Feel free to let us know what result you get at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:15

Affirming Injustice: The Holy Land Ruling

The United States Supreme Court’s decision on Monday not to hear the final appeal in the case of the Holy Land Foundation, is a wake-up call for everyone concerned with the issue of fair trials in the US for Muslims. The decision has a particular resonance now, in the aftermath of the extradition six weeks ago of five Muslim men from Britain to the US.

Published in Featured
Thursday, 03 March 2011 13:27

Friday: the day that toppled the tyrants

Since the beginning of the revolutions in the Arab world the most disconcerting day of the week for rulers has been Friday - yaum al-Jum'ah, the Day of Gathering. 

Published in Featured
Monday, 28 February 2011 15:52

For my Brother, Mohammed Gul

Words cannot explain my shock when I heard that brother Mohammed had been convicted and sentenced to 5 years.
Published in Blog
Monday, 28 February 2011 14:56

Abdullah al-Kidd

On March 16, 2003, al-Kidd was arrested at Dulles International Airport. Several days earlier, a judge had issued a material witness arrest warrant, and required his testimony in an upcoming trial; the FBI claimed (incorrectly) that al-Kidd had a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia, and that since no extradition treaty existed between the US and Saudi Arabia, once he left he would not return.
Published in USA
Friday, 22 January 2010 18:40

Mohamed Harkat

In January 2011 a Canadian federal judge stated that he found “reasonable grounds” to say that Harkat is a terrorist.
Published in Canada
How the War on Terror is Being Utilized to Curtail the Civil Rights of non-Muslims, too...
Published in Blog
Saturday, 26 January 2008 20:22

Uzair Paracha

Uzair Paracha grew up in both the United States and Pakistan. He was never perceived as having anti-American sentiments.
Published in USA
One of the most striking things about our recent midterm elections is that foreign policy played absolutely no part in the voting — and for that we have Lady Luck, and some good intelligence work, to thank.
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 15:47

If this man was a Muslim...

Last week, Justin Carl Moose pled guilty in a Greensboro, North Carolina court to the charges of distributing information pertaining to the manufacturing and use of an explosive device on Facebook.
Published in Blog
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 18:21

ALERT: Missing person

Cageprisoners has come to learn that Guantanamo Bay detainee Hajji Nassim, know by the US Department of Defense as 'Inayatullah' Internment Serial Number 10028 has growing concerns over his brother Hidayatullah's whereabouts.
Published in Alerts
Friday, 24 September 2010 11:40

Heart for the fight - round 2

As I think of the sentence of our sister Aafia Siddiqui and indeed all the other prisoners, so many of them are people who lived their lives for the sake of Allah alone and were amongst the best of us, and thus do the promises of Allah come true.

Published in Featured
Thursday, 16 September 2010 10:58

IHRC cross-post: Muslim hate crime survey

IHRC is embarking on a pilot project to assess Muslim experiences of hostility and discrimination including hates crimes. 

Published in Alerts

The only known American soldier in Taliban captivity is training fighters in bombmaking and ambush, according to information reported Sunday from one of his captors and the Afghan intelligence agents working to free him.

Published in News
As Guantanamo has slowly been emptied, the Yemenis have remained almost static in terms of their presence thereby making them now the largest single nationality languishing at the detention centre. Cageprisoners interviewed Tina Foster to simply ask why that is and if the situation of the Bagram Yemenis she represents is even comparable.
Published in Interviews

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