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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:00 PM
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Cleric accused of spying leaves military
http://www.dawn.com/2005/01/09/top10.htm

WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Capt James Yee, the Muslim Guantanamo Bay chaplain accused of espionage but later fully exonerated, left the US Army, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Friday was his last day in the army when he left the US military institution with an honourable discharge.

Capt Yee, a Muslim American, was arrested on Sept 10, 2003, and spent 76 days in a naval brig. He initially was linked to a potential spy ring operating at the naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he was counseling more than 650 Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters held there.

The military never charged him for those crimes, and a case against him for mishandling classified information unravelled.

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:19 PM
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1. from what I've read,
Yee and some of the other Muslims at the base were always looked on with suspicion because they prayed together daily. Some felt that it was nuts to suspect Americans just because of their faith, but they were transferred out of there and the case put into the hands of those who appeared to think that Muslims were obviously guilty of something. It is sad that a West Point graduate had his career ruined by this.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:49 PM
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2. He was targetted and suspected
because he was a muslim cleric. No evidence of any credibility was ever presented in the spying charge. Our tax dollars at work keeping us safe....
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:53 PM
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3. The Army charged him with adultery and claim they found
pornography on his computer after the spying charges couldn't be proved.

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:18 PM
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4. I wonder what history will coin this neo-nazism?
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:19 PM by Just Me
Since nazis were specifically destructive of Jews, there will have to be a different term applied to this fascist-imperialistic movement.

Maybe, since they already labelled themselves, it will be called "neoconism" and will be as repugnant as the word "nazism" is today.

Ya' think? :bounce:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:41 AM
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5. yes
though 'forces of darkness' would also be good....
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