Its all halal: Former Gitmo detainees dine with Albert, former Gitmo guard

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Former detainees and ex Gitmo guard enjoying each other’s company

(Image Abdul Hamid Faruki)

Post by Abdul Hamid Faruki

Former Ex-Vice President of America, Dick Cheney, labelled them as the “worst of the worst”. They were detained without charge and trial in one of today’s most notorious prisons. The prison guards of Guantanamo believed they were guarding the most dangerous terrorists. This evening, three of those “terrorists” sat with one of those guards, enjoying a mixed grill platter and chips. If that wasn’t radical enough, we were in a Muslim area at a halal restaurant. How extreme is that!!

Honestly, if you just turn off the TV, think for yourselves, stop listening and falling for career politicians, ignore the bigoted, racist, Islamophobic and xenophobic leaders, then maybe you will see things clearly. Respect and unity is such a powerful thing. I couldn’t imagine Albert (prison guard) thinking that years down the line he would be chilling with Moazzam Begg and other prisoners having steak and chips. And vice versa. It was great seeing these guys having a good time. May Allah bless them all.

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Albert and Moazzam with plenty to reflect on and a positive message

(Image via Moazzam Begg)

Former detainee Moazzam Begg who features in a new documentary film “The Confession” tweeted,

Ex-US soldier who guarded me in just stayed with me & met my family. This time I had the keys

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Hamid Abdul Faruki (far left) and friends

Links

“The Confession review – profound Guantánamo Bay documentary”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/11/the-confession-review-profound-guantanamo-bay-documentary-moazzam-begg

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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