Ayesha Kazmi

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Guantanamo 10 Years on: Who Is A Terrorist?

In The Political on 11/01/2012 at 19:14

The following was a guest blog I wrote for the ACLU’s PrivacySOS site

In 2010, the director of Cageprisoners, former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzam Begg, hired me to work on a project he had been formulating for about a years’ time: How the UK’s anti-terrorism laws affect wider British society. I have been working with Moazzam as my boss for 18 months now.

Contrary to what the right wing American websites will attempt to tell you about the organization, Cageprisoners is in fact a London based non-governmental organization (NGO) and a human rights group. Read the rest of this entry »

The Quintessential Terrorist:16-Year-Old Emily Kay Six

In The Political on 03/01/2012 at 06:16

The original version of this article was published at Cageprisoners.com

16-year-old girl next door Emily Kay Six is not the “new face” of American terrorism. Rather, she is the quintessential American terrorist.

What did this rather docile looking, church going, volunteer enthusiast high school student from Ottumwa, Iowa do to land behind prison bars on conspiracy to commit terrorism charges? Six was plotting against her fellow classmates at school.

According to authorities, the young girl had Read the rest of this entry »