Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Guantanamo: The Saudi Home Front

In America's Shadow
His brother is being held virtually incommunicado in Guantanamo. But Abdullah al-Juaid still has faith in Allah, and (maybe) the U.S. justice system
By Faiza Saleh Ambah, Sunday, October 2, 2005

...The life of Abdullah al-Juaid can be divided into two distinct parts: the period since his brother was taken to Guantanamo Bay in January 2002, and the 31 years before that. The split was sudden, sucking him out of his quiet pastoral life in the mountain city of Taif, pitting him against the world's most powerful nation and placing him in the middle of a major Supreme Court ruling against the U.S. government. ...

A very nuanced article from The Washington Post looking at the case of a Saudi detainee, his family, and the world from which they come, by Faiza Ambah, a woman who is one of the most talented journalists in the Kingdom and the region. - CD

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