Episode
December 1, 2014

Life after Guantanamo

Activist Moazzam Begg talks ISIL, Islam and Syria.
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Former Guantanamo inmate Moazzam Begg says Western countries have it completely wrong when it comes to dealing with ISIL. He claims the British government is wrongfully prosecuting citizens for alleged links to ISIL. And he has requested amnesty for Brits wanting to return home from fighting with groups like ISIL in Iraq and Syria. He also says US actions have made the situation much worse. 

Must reads:

Why British boys are fighting in Syria's war - Al Jazeera

Moazzam Begg: Islamic bookseller or terrorist trainer? - The Spectator

Guantanamo Through a Prisoner's Eyes - NPR

The Curious Case of Moazzam Begg - Foreign Policy

On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Moazzam Begg @Moazzam_Begg
Outreach Director, CAGE
cageuk.org

Mohammed Shafiq @mshafiquk
Chief Executive, Ramadhan Foundation
www.mohammedshafiq.net

Robin Simcox @RobinSimcox
Research fellow, Henry Jackson Society
henryjacksonsociety.org

Ruth Michaelson @_Ms_R
Journalist

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