Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Moazzem Begg of Amnesty International

I have zero tolerance for sanctimonious hypocrites who use terrorism to make money, as Amnesty International is doing with their "Fight Terrorism with Justice" racket.


Since he might delete it at the request of AI (who must regret by now that they ever heard of this guy) I will preserve it here, in full:


17 September 2009

Cageprisoners (CP) proudly presents ‘From the Prisoners to the Prisoners’ by Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, a message exclusively produced for the successful Cageprisoners fundraising dinner held last Sunday 30 August 2009.

In what is his most recent lecture, Imam al-Awlaki brings to life the inspirational writings of several Muslims detained in the ‘War on Terror’. Quoting from figures such as Sami al-Arian (USA), Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (Jordan), Abdullah Thani Faris Al Sulami Al Unuzi (Guantanamo Bay), and Babar Ahmad (UK), Imam al-Awlaki provides an insight into the daily thoughts and feelings of individuals who have been imprisoned without any regard to the principles of due process and the rule of law.

As a result of pressure from Islamophobic pressure groups, Kensington and Chelsea Council refused to allow Imam al-Awlaki’s message to be screened at the event. The Council acted hastily without consulting Cageprisoners about Imam al-Awlaki or the contents of his message. To date, no specific details have been provided as to why the Council decided to ban Imam al-Awlaki’s message. Such blatant censorship by the Council is reflective of the pervasive theme of the ‘war on terror’ – punishment without regard for due process.

In spite of these efforts and perhaps as a result of them, Imam al-Awlaki’s words have seen the light of day and will now inspire countless others beyond the 500 individuals who were deprived of hearing them at the Cageprisoners dinner. “They plot and plan and Allah too plans but Allah is the best of planners.” (Qu’ran 8:30).

Cageprisoners requests its supporters to reflect and act upon Imam al-Awlaki’s message and his encouragement to “give that which belongs to Allah but He decided to put in your hands, to give some if it for the sake of assisting and freeing and helping your brother behind bars.”

Imam al-Awlaki’s message can be heard at the link below:




Notes to Editor:

1. Cageprisoners’ annual fundraising dinner took place on 30 August 2009 at Kensington Town Hall at 6.30 pm. Guest speakers included ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees Binyam Mohamed, Sami el-Hajj and Moazzam Begg as well as Terry Brookes, a former guard at Guantanamo Bay. The dinner was co-sponsored by the Cordoba Foundation, Tyndallwoods Solicitors, Khan Solicitors, Muslim Hands, Birnberg Peirce & Partners, Hhugs, the Hittin Institute, Aerosol Arabic, and Life of This World Productions.

2. Less than two weeks before the event, Kensington Town Hall informed Cageprisoners that the Council Leader had made a decision prohibiting Imam al-Awlaki’s video message from being aired. Cageprisoners response to this decision can be viewed at http://www.cageprisoners.com/articles.php?id=30185

3. Cage Prisoners is a human rights organisation that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. We aim to give a voice to the voiceless.