When Enemy Combatant was first published in the United States in hardcover in [Moazzam Begg] describes his incarceration with restraint, precision, and. Enemy Combatant is a memoir by British Muslim, Moazzam Begg, co-written by Victoria Brittain, former Associate Foreign Editor for The Guardian, about Begg’s. Moazzam Begg is a British Pakistani who was held in extrajudicial detention by the US The US authorities held Begg as an enemy combatant, claiming Begg was an al-Qaeda member, who recruited for, and provided money for, al-Qaeda.

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From a parallel world

He and all the others should have been treated with a modicum of humanity which is not the same as respect or complacency. He says he was in the process of starting the school, and intended to work in it as an aid worker.

Begg said that, when first approached, he hesitated, “I was worried that it might trivialise my experience”, but that he would “help to bring those issues to people who would not usually think about it”. Archived from the original on 11 September It had been cold.

I loved the book,it made me laugh and cry. It was probably one of the best ones that I have ever spent in my life. We had already had our hair shaved, again. Ambassador to Luxembourg, commented “Mr Begg is doing our work for us Much of our talk combaatant quite mundane and I wasn’t even sure what he’d come for.


I agreed to be their witness to whatever.

And it has restraint: He said “there are strong grounds for believing that, on leaving the UK, [Begg] would take part in activities against the United Kingdom or allied targets”. They told me that my wife, my father, my solicitor Gareth Peirce, and a British lawyer working in the US, Clive Stafford Smith, had instructed them combatxnt prepare this legal challenge for me in the US courts.

In fact, he had never experienced such shocking images of combatsnt shackled like wild animals and many sitting in metal cages hogtied and hooded for hours, sometimes for days. Watch the documentary called the convoy of death http: But at the same time, the outrage of this book is that even if Begg was as bad as Bush and company said, he should have gotten a trial. Then they took off my goggles and earmuffs, and I could see cages, nothing but cages all around.

It must have been several minutes before he spoke. Sep 07, Ify rated it liked it.

Moazzam Begg is witty and intelligent, being in solitary confinement didnt harm him much. I mlazzam this must be Camp Delta, the main camp. She said its “Counter Terror With Justice” campaign “constitutes a threat to human rights”. Begg says that he was abused by guards at Bagram, and saw two detainees beaten to death.

Shackled and hooded, I arrived in Bagram from Kandahar in springhoping I was prepared for the worst – whatever that might be. Moazzam Begg and many others suffered greatly or were even killed unjustly in U.


Combatantt, this book was a rollercoaster of emotions and an ocean of knowladge! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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In a very relaxed manner, he eneym, “Oh, is that you, Moazzam? I felt compelled to ask this vet from Nam about his experiences. Retrieved from ” https: At least the Taliban provided security and were building roads, and as opposed to the warlords, they seemed honest”. Finally the day came. I liked the fact that he was cultured, and aware of regional customs and sensitivities.

Written with the assistance of Victoria Brittain, it is permeated by a strikingly generous spirit towards some of the guards.

Not only is Moazzam’s story incredible, but as a man, both in person and in the book, he is thoughtful, intelligent, and kind, in spite of the immense brutality he suffered for three years. Begg was not caught on any battlefield. The life the prophet was full of moral out lines and it left everything else for combatznt.

You know what maybe cojbatant is a good person and God from above decide to put him through this to clean him from the sin of his thoughts and the sin against his combwtant. In the morning a guard brought me the first cooked food I’d seen in a year: