Amnesty International reprimanded and suspended Gita Sahgal, Amnesty International's "gender unit" director for admitting that support of Moazzam Begg is support for the Taliban. Lashing back at Sahgal supporters who have a petitition going on her behalf, AI actually issued a letter in defense of 'self-defense-jihad.' This what it's like in Britain these days friends - unabashed support for global terrorism.
From Andy McCarthy at The Corner:
Former Gitmo detainee Moazzam Begg is a committed jihadist and unabashed supporter of the Taliban. (See this Weekly Standard essay by Tom Joscelyn, which collects other Begg links.) In the fashion of CAIR — a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood formed to support its causes, such as Hamas, in the camouflage of a "civil rights" organization — Begg shrewdly realized he could win fawning admirers and allies on the Left by posing as a human rights activist. So he formed a group in Britain, Cageprisoners, which claims to be a civil rights organization whle promoting the Islamist agenda — and aligning with such other anti-American jihadist terrorists as would-be Christmas bomber Umar Abdulmutallab and Anwar al-Awlaki (an imam to some of the 9/11 hijackers and an inspiration to both Abdulmutallab and Fort Hood mass-murderer Nidal Hasan).Moazzam Begg is a British/Pakistani Muslim. He was held at Gitmo for almost three years. Begg admits to spending time at two Islamic militant training camps in Afghanistan, but he doesn't expect us to think that he is a terrorist or supports terrorism. President Bush released Begg from Guantanamo Bay over objections from the Pentagon, FBI and CIA.
Moazzam Begg's organization, Cageprisoners, has never met a Gitmo detainee it deemed guilty of terrorism. One laugh-outloud headline: Gitmo Detainees Collecting Food Donations for Haiti
Gitmo detainees have been collecting unopened containers of food and beverages to give to victims of Haiti's earthquake, according to a lawyer for one of the detainees.
Lawyer Allison Lefrak told Time Magazine's Swampland blog what her client, detainee Ravil Mingazov, told her about the detainees' efforts.
"What our client was telling us is it seems so wasteful for all this food to be thrown away and with the Haiti relief mission next door it was common sense to ask to give it to them," Lefrak told me in a phone call today. Apparently, even unopened food and beverages are discarded. So far the camp guards have not been facilitating the donations, so they're starting to pile up, she added.
Amnesty International is far-Left and dangerous and now it is confirmed that they view jihad as simple self-defense.