Book The Eighty-Fifth

For God And Country by James Yee

James Yee was the third Muslim chaplain attached to Guantanamo Bay, and spent several months trying to balance his orders with trying to ensure humane treatment of the inmates. Disembarking from a plane in America on the first leg of a two week holiday, he was arrested and placed in solitary confinement for over two months as charges of treason were filed against him.

This book didn’t tell me anything that I didn’t already know about what was going on in America. I’m sure it would have been a revelation to many Americans, but basically it can be boiled down to “Hang on, why did my country do that to me? Surely habeas corpus can’t have cone completely out the window? What’s that? It has, you say? I see…”

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