Posted by infokito ™ on March 2, 2008
"I'm American soldier, a citizen, and a patriot. But the gaze of suspicion, I was misguided minority who do not have an inclusive relationship with the American national government. I'm just a Muslim. "Similarly, Yee wrote at the end of his testimony on the brutality of American soldiers on him and other Muslim prisoners.
James Yee is a Muslim convert the West Point graduate, the most prestigious military academy in the U.S.. At first, he is a Lutheran Christian. He chose to embrace Islam when to Syria.After graduating from West Point he met a woman named Huda who later became his wife.
James Yee graduated from West Point in 1990, served in the U.S. Army for fourteen years, including assignments in Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War I. After embracing Islam in 1991, he studied Islam and Arabic in Damascus-Syria for four years. He has twice perform the pilgrimage to Mecca.
In early 2001, he returned to military service amid strong U.S. sentiment against Islam after the WTC tragedy. In Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), he was assigned as a chaplain (chaplain), which serves all the prisoners who are all Muslim. Gitmo prison in Cuba is a place meringkuknya prisoners accused of conspiring with Osama bin Laden and former Taliban forces.
When he arrived at Guantanamo, Yee found a lot of brutality committed against Muslims who became prisoners there.However, because initially he thought this brutality is based on ignorance, Yee actually looked at this situation as a challenge for him. Yee did not just want to provide spiritual services to the detainees, but he also wanted to educate the U.S. military personnel about Islam.
Unfortunately, this is what dragged him into the puddle problem.Due to treat the detainees with respect and dignity, speak good things about Islam, and leading religious activities, Yee instead be viewed as terrorists, seen as the enemy.
Because James Yee a Muslim, he was suspected and treated arbitrarily if the other soldiers. The soldiers ignored his orders as a U.S. Army captain. This is an act of indiscipline, but no follow-up. This proves that a Muslim can not become a real soldier in the U.S., let alone become an officer.
Most of the brutality committed against James Yee and other detainees at Guantanamo is the responsibility of General Geoffrey Miller, the person in charge at Guantanamo. General Miller seems to have a personal grudge and hatred against Yee and the Muslims. I wonder what his motive.
Miller's own belief that radical Christianity is believed took part in all its practices at Guantanamo. However, unfortunately, James Yee was the one who faces criminal charges, go to Miller. Yee was the one who was forced to resign, instead of Miller. Though Miller was-along with a number of other senior officers, who should be fired with no respect from military service.
The violence and inhuman behavior which repeatedly resulted in some prisoners had to pass out and attempted suicide. Abuses against Muslims exhibited by the guards. Koran thrown, kicked, trampled and torn. Stone throwing was also conducted on prisoners who were praying in congregation.
In Camp X-ray and Delta detainees were forced to kneel for hours under the grill sun, while the feet and hands cuffed. If wailed asked for a drink, then the guards gave him a kick. Not only that, prisoners were also told to shower urine and feces.
Americans seem reluctant to apply the Geneva Conventions to Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo Bay military camp.Maltreatment and sexual abuse of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo Prison is not a figment. Hundreds of people are imprisoned in the United States military camp were treated very inhumane.
James Yee expose the cruelty of American soldiers in Prison Guantanam based on his testimony while on duty there.Experienced harassment and character assassination. Just because Yee is Muslim and trying to do more civilized. Also because he is a Muslim imam-dai (preacher) - in U.S. military circles that seeks to rectify a mistake understanding of Islam to his fellow soldiers.
Tragic story of Yee, a Chinese American army rank of captain, began his official term at Guantanamo.
Within 10 months of duty at Camp Delta-term for eight blocks of the prison-he was witness to the atrocities experienced by the detainees. "Even they do not get the protection as stated in the Geneva Conventions," said Yee testified.
The administration of President George W. Bush and the military are reluctant to apply the convention to the Muslim prisoners it called a terrorist. The "warriors" Muslims, the enemies of the United States from various countries, did not obtain their rights as prisoners of war.
Can be ascertained, maltreatment of detainees and abuse the holy book the Qur'an often occurs when prisoners undergoing examination. The military police at the prison often use the Koran to clean the floor slabs.
I often found torn pieces of the Koran on the floor. Almost every day hard conflicts between guards and prisoners that led to torture. Sometimes American soldiers who are not Muslim prisoners deliberately making noise while worshipers. Not infrequently prisoners were forced to leave the prayer for tests.
"Gradually I realized that my efforts to provide instruction on tolerance make them deeper and deeper suspicion," Yee wrote.And anyone who served in the camp must keep confidentiality about whatever is seen and experienced.
Secretly, the movements of soldiers on duty were always supervised by a government secret agent, both the FBI and military intelligence agencies. Yee converted to Islam adding that since Joseph in his name, did not escape the surveillance. Until finally, Yee was arrested on September 10, 2003 at Jacksonville Airport, Florida.
For 10 days he was locked up in cells and treated like prisoners.Checked with the naked, not fed, cuffed his hands and feet, blurring the five senses, as well as other treatments without considering that he was an army officer.
"They do not care about rank captain, a graduate of West Point, the most prestigious military academy in the United States. They do not care about my religion prohibits naked in front of people.They do not care there has been no formal charges against me.They do not care about his wife and kids do not know my whereabouts.
They obviously do not care if I was a loyal American citizen and, above all, innocent. "
Since then, various accusations leveled to trick them. Treason, conspiracy with the terrorists, until the issue of infidelity spread.A number of American newspaper itself was stuck on misinformation disseminated intelligence.
They called Joseph Yee as a minion of the Taliban. The issue of infidelity are intentionally stocked into the newspaper almost destroyed the household. Terror and slander also waged for his wife also hated.
His wife was holding a pistol in one hand and two bullets in the other. "Teach me how to use it," she whispered over the phone from their apartment in Olympia, Washington. Of all the things that had passed James Yee-detention, allegations of espionage, 76 days in confinement in isolation cells-this is the worst.
Storm fear in his chest while talking on the phone with his wife.As a chaplain, Yee was trained to detect and prevent suicides.Huda Yee know that the condition had been critical.
His wife had found his Smith & Wesson revolver that is stored in a hidden place in the closet. Huda had planned this. Yee felt helpless ... Even more astonishing, no underage children are thrown into jail on charges as a member of the terrorist network. One of them is Omar Khadir, a Canadian Muslim boy who was only 15 years.
Testimony of James Yee is increasingly explain what actually happens in American jails special.
Yee said the war against terrorism launched by President Bush gave birth to the madness in the U.S. military. Yee became victims of madness.
Experience the dark for more than a year in military custody gave him valuable lessons. American military conditions far from ideal Yee. Distinction and honor and freedom to practice the religion is not guaranteed.
Religion and beliefs were still a major problem in the military who claimed democratic country. "They do not consider that I was a loyal soldier," wrote James Yee.
Yee's testimony was like a Hollywood drama production. A U.S. military officer imprisoned under suspicion of espionage, rebellion, inciting, assisting the enemy, and become a traitor to the military and the state.
But everything is not proven and finally the officer was acquitted of all charges. Captain James Yee, the officer, get no civilized treatment from the U.S. military because he is Muslim and paranoid reaction to the U.S. against Islam totally unfounded.
But the U.S. public knew that it was a lie. While the U.S. military's credibility collapsed due to carelessness in this case. Even the New York Times of March 24, 2006 lowering the editorial titled "Military Injustice."
Although completely cleared of the charges, but his desire to remain devoted to God and country vanished. Yee "forced to" resign from the army on January 7, 2005. Unfortunately, military career and his reputation had already destroyed. Even now his status is still 'in control'.
U.S. really paranoid. Anyone who is considered the enemy, anything done. No matter it is contrary to human rights, justice, international conventions, or other things that always digemborkannya own.
Guantanamo Prison Case of Yee and increasingly eroding the U.S. image in the eyes of world public. Now close Gitmo prison is being considered because of international pressure through the UN, including close allies, Britain and Italy. About 500 detainees from 35 countries are still curled up in jail.
One of the lessons to be learned from the case of Yee is the role of mass media. When the detention process, full of suffering Yee. Not only was jailed without evidence, but he also has been judged by the mass media (trial by the press) before the trial was held. Press the U.S. as the Washington Post, the New York Times, Guardian, Etc.. which mendengungkan rights, it is tendentious and do not cover both sie. The information presented is a version of the U.S. military.
But the carelessness of the press is redeemed with scathing criticism against the government after charges against Yee has not been proven. Articles, editorial, and news that are served all of the defense, even in part the mass media to apologize to Yee.
Yee patriotism destroyed in the eyes of the U.S. government just because he's as devout Muslims perform their duties according to religious teachings and commands the state. But the world knows that he is a true patriot who devoted his life to God and country.
This is the story that reveals the dark side of the war against terrorism is excessive and without rules, a hazard to spread everywhere and lead to a true American patriot would be treated like the enemy. Not that received an award for his services, Yee instead punished. America's reputation as a fair rule of law come smudged with him.
We seemed fed up with U.S. policies under Bush with all the gestures that ruffled primitive civilization and human values.
Is the 'war against terrorism' was initiated by the United States (U.S.) is really a war aimed at fighting extremism for the sake of democracy? Or is it just wrap the label for a war against Islam?U.S. officials in Bush's circle insist that their agenda is political, not religious.
But in fact, the rhetoric and behavior of the U.S. in the field to change the war against terrorism into a war against Islam.(Dakwatuna)