Thursday, February 27, 2014


A former Guantamano Bay detainee in the War on Terror who found fame as a columnist for the UK Guardian is back in jail after being implicated in terror offenses in the Syrian civil war.

Moazzam Begg was implicated with 3 others by British security services for 'suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas'.

The former Guantánamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, who became a vocal campaigner against the alleged excesses of the war on terror, is back in detention after being arrested for alleged terrorism offences linked to Syria.
Supporters of Begg, 45, claimed his arrest at his Birmingham home was politically motivated and aimed at halting his work trying to expose injustices committed by the west. Begg was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of attending a training camp in Syria and facilitating terrorism there.
Red State's Erick Erickson noted on Twitter that nowhere in it's reporting did The Guardian acknowledge that Begg was a regular columnist for the newspaper for years, from 2007 to 2012.

Although the news report makes several references to Begg's 'writing/s' on various subjects, such as the Syrian civil war, the War on Terror, and his experiences during his detention at Gitmo, it never states these writings appeared in The Guardian itself over a period of five years as part of Begg's regular columns.

As Erickson noted, Begg's columnist page still appears on The Guardian's own website:

                                             Moazzam Begg's columnist page

The Guardian report passes along Begg's claim that British security services had no problem with his travels & activities in Syria in 2012, but then has to admit that in 2013 authorities seized Begg's passport and forbid him from traveling out of the country due those selfsame Syria activities.

Perhaps for some reason as yet undisclosed The Guardian decided not to call it's reader's attention to the fact this terrorism suspect is a former Guardian columnist on terrorism related issues?

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