If Obama is Serious About Justice He Will Do More Than Close Gitmo

Good,  Obama is ordering the gulag at Gitmo to be closed. My next question is will he order the Justice Department to take a fresh look at the political prosecutions of Muslims in America? There are two facilities in America known as the American Gitmo’s (Florence ADX in Colorado and USP Terre Haute in Indiana). Will Obama order that the brothers in these prisons be given new trials or there cases be at least looked at? If he is serious about cleaning up the image of America will he pardon Sheikh Ali al-Timimi or at least launch an investigation into his unjust prosecution by the government? Will he commute the sentences of brothers such as Seifullah Chapman and Abdur-Rahman al-Amudy who are serving draconian sentences? Will he have the Justice Department investigate the circumstances around the arrest and conviction of Imam Jamil al-Amin? Will he order the Justice Department to free the money they stole from Muslim charities and allow Muslims in America to raise money for the aid of our suffering brothers and sisters around the world?  If he is really interested in justice, and not just window dressing, these are things that he will do.


8 thoughts on “If Obama is Serious About Justice He Will Do More Than Close Gitmo

  1. There are very few politicians who actually care about justice. Rather, some politicians adopt just positions out of political expediency more often than others. And in this climate, taking up a cause for justice for Muslims is generally not politically expedient.

  2. Let’s be realistic here. Obama is serious about making change, but the vast majority of Americans still want the Gitmo detainees to be behind bars. They just want it closed, due to the illegal torture and the unjust prison system there to end. All they want is the detainees to come to a “typical” American prison.

    That’s justice to Americans.

  3. @Umar

    At a minimum Imam Jamil should be returned to Georgia state prison and allowed access with the general population, then the investigation should began about his fautly kangaroo court conviction.

    But I’m not holding my breath for neither Obama or Conyers both of whom have or will have the power to address the issue


    When it comes to politics we Muslims have painted ourselves in a corner look at the many oppinions telling Muslims to avoid the political process logic only dictates that if you denounce participation in any activity how can you reasonably expect a benefit from it? I advocate the Muslims uniting under a “single leadership” and work towards a social contract that allows us to engage the government polictically as a united front. What’s even sader is that Muslims are the ones who fight this concept the hardest then hue & whine when politians place them on the back burner

  4. Don’t hold your breathe, Brother.

    Gitmo is a good start and a major thing, but I honestly don’t see anything else changing in the near future though….esp all of the things on your list because quite simply, they do not have major public support.

  5. The interesting thing on the Moslem/Leftist attitude on Gitmo is that 61 former prisoners of that facility have been found to have returned to the Jihad they were picked up for. Now, I know everyone here will rationalize it by utilizing the “Post hoc, ergo propter hoc” logical fallacy that their detention led to their radicalization, but it’s much more logical (infinitely so) to believe that they were violent Islamofascists to begin with and were released on a technicality.

    So actually, the U.S. Anti-terror efforts are too soft.

  6. Abu Usama,

    I agree with all that; I was just commenting on Umar’s statement, “if Obama cares about justice”.

    And who is this SarahG bigot?

  7. SarahG,

    Do you know classical Greek as well? Logically, you are saying the men in Gitmo are terrorists. That is the premise.

    If you said: ‘the Muslims terrorist in Gitmo…’ that would have been, using your ideas, more logical. Then it would appear ‘illogical’ to use the latinisms.

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