On 11th January 2002, the first detainees were brought to Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay detention camp (‘Gitmo’).
They would be the first of 779 detainees held there, as prisoners of George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’. 20 years on, 39 detainees remain.
The purpose of the khutbah is to:
1) Build awareness of the forgotten prisoners in GITMO.
2) Remind the Ummah the importance of standing up for justice.
3) Inspire, empower, and have a positive impact on the community.
4) To highlight 20 years of GITMO still open.
(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)