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Fear No One

March 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Fear no one

Monday 03 March 2014
Written By: Yvonne Ridley

Source: http://www.cageuk.org/article/fear-no-one

In these treacherous times it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the heroes from the villains, the right from the wrong and even the oppressed from the oppressors. Friends have become enemies and old allies are fractured and broken.

Long held trusts have shattered and there have been few constants in a world in turmoil, and it’s not just the Muslim lands where there is chaos, death and misery.

But one voice which has remained true and pure throughout these dark times is that of Moazzam Begg. His focus has always been steadfast and unwavering; never politically motivated or financially driven he has remained with those in need.

Long before he walked in to the Cage offices in London a free man from the gulag that is Guantanamo, his commitment in life was to help those less privileged than himself. Even in his darkest hours, in the darkest dungeons of Bagram his prayers and thoughts were for those around him including the young taxi driver he saw being beaten and kicked to death by mocking US soldiers.

And he also experienced the brutality of that regime but still Moazzam’s thoughts were not for himself, they were for others – especially for the blood curdling screams of a woman we now know to be that of Dr Aafia Siddiqui. Her screams still haunt him today. Read more…

Who is Babar Ahmad?

July 19, 2012 Leave a comment

http://www.freebabarahmad.com/

Babar Ahmad is a 38 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. By the time he reached the police station Babar had sustained at least 73 forensically recorded injuries, including bleeding in his ears and urine. Six days later he was released without charge.

In August 2004 Babar was re-arrested in London and taken to prison pursuant to an extradition request from the US under the controversial, no-evidence-required, Extradition Act 2003. The US has alleged that in the 1990s Babar was a supporter of “terrorism”. Babar denies any involvement in terrorism. He has now been in prison for more than seven years even though he has not been charged in the UK, despite 141,000 British citizens signing a petition to put him on trial in the UK.

To learn more about Babar and how you can support: http://www.freebabarahmad.com/

Write to Babar;

Babar Ahmad A9385AG
Detainee Unit
HMP Long Lartin
South Littleton
Evesham
WR11 8TZ

Psy Ops – The Ugly Truth

March 24, 2012 2 comments

Psychology Warfare can be defined as “Various techniques are used, by any set of groups, and aimed to influence a target audience’s value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.” This demonstrates the classical tool of modeling the target audience through utilizing Psychological techniques such as “observational learning” and “ classical conditioning.” These are components of the Social Learning Theory in contemporary psychology.

Governments such as USA depend on public opinion within and outside their nation to justify and approve their actions and simultaneously influence external attitudes to favor their objectives. This is demonstrated in their control of media outlets worldwide to shape or “condition” public opinion in favor of their strategic objectives. Read more…

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