Thursday, April 27, 2006

Yemenis in Guantanamo

Very little time here, as thesis defense is on the horizon, and a number of deadlines still to be met in the next week. I had wanted to write more about al-Zindani and the married friends fatwa, but that will have to wait for a later date. I had also wanted to write about Martin Amis' recent short story in the New Yorker and the upcoming piece on 'Amr Khaled in the New York Times' magazine, but all will have to wait.

Today, there are only two short briefs courtesy of al-Sharq al-Awsat. The first says that the head of Egypt's mukhabarat, 'Amr Sulayman, was in Yemen yesterday talking with Salih. The second says that a source has released the number of Yemenis in Guantanamo. The grand total, according to the story: 137.


At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a lot of yemenis! they must be a fairly large percentage of the total prisoners.

At 1:32 PM, Blogger al-Zabaniya said...

The Pentagon is saying that there are 558 people in Guantanamo nearly 2/3 of whom are from Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. There is really no way to know if the numbers are correct.


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