Chaplain James Yee

Chaplain James Yee Reflects Back on 9/11

September 12, 2006

Source: Esquire

http://www.esquire.com/features/articles/2006/060807_mfe_September_06_Yee.html

In September 2006 Esquire reported, "James Yee, a West Point graduate and Muslim Army chaplain, was arrested in September 2003 for spying and aiding the enemy while ministering to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His record was eventually cleared. Yee has since written a book about his experience, For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under...

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Former Army Chaplain Yee Held at Border for Two Hours

July 24, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_WA_Yee_Border_Stop.html

On July 24, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "Former Army Capt. James Yee, whose work as a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo ended when he was arrested and accused of spying, says he believes he was unfairly detained at the Canadian border over the weekend on his way back from a day trip. Yee, who spent 76 days in solitary confinement before being cleared of...

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Chaplain Yee Calls for Gitmo Closure

June 28, 2006

Source: Cybercast News Service

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200606/NAT20060628c.html

On June 28, 2006 the Cybercast News Service reported, "A former Muslim chaplain at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was accused of espionage and aiding the enemy before being cleared in 2004, said the prison remains a 'potent symbol' for questioning the U.S. commitment to human rights and should be closed. 'If we close...

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Chaplain James Yee Recounts Experiences at Guantanamo Bay

October 9, 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-1817081,00.html

On October 9, 2005 The Sunday Times ran a feature article on James Yee, an officer and Muslim chaplain in the United States Army, telling the story of his experiences at Guantanamo Bay. The following is an excerpt of that story: "My cell was 8ft by 6ft, the same size as the detainees’ cages at Guantanamo. Barely a week ago I had received a glowing evaluation for my...

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Press Release: Captain Yee to Speak at Minneapolis Forum on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

August 12, 2005

Source: Asian American Press

http://www.aapress.com/archive/2005/webaug12/c-townhall.htm

On August 12, 2005 the Asian American Press issued a press release announcing the upcoming Asian American Journalists Association’s National Conference. "The August 18 town hall meeting will allow community members, leaders and journalists to examine the relationship between Asian American and Pacific Islanders, justice and the media. An esteemed panel will explore...

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Chaplain Yee Given Award For Courage

November 23, 2004

Source: The Reporter

http://www.thereporter.com/Stories/0,1413,295~30195~2553314,00.html

On November 23, 2004 The Reporter reported, "Army Capt. James Yee was greeted with an award and a standing ovation Saturday night by the Council on American-Islamic Relations when he was presented with a 'Courage and Inspiration Award' at the organization's Sacramento fund-raising event. He was saluted by a racially and ethnically diverse audience of 400 that...

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Editorial: Chaplain Yee Resigns, Still Seeking an Apology

August 5, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1091621010167640.xml

On August 5, 2004 The Oregonian reported that, "this week, [Chaplain James Yee] submitted a letter of resignation, effective in January, admitting defeat. Despite the fact that he has prevailed in court against his accusers, he wrote, his reputation and his prospects in the Army are ruined. Was Yee, a Chinese...

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A Free Chaplain Yee Speaks Out for Islam

June 14, 2004

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.tribnet.com/news/local/story/5136819p-5065896c.html

On June 14, 2004 The News Tribune reported, "Capt. James Yee, a Muslim U.S. Army chaplain who was jailed for 76 days by his government on suspicion of espionage before he was cleared, stood with his prayer cap on Saturday evening and explained some basics of Islam to an audience at the Washington State History Museum. 'I'm here today as James Yee - your brother in...

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Critics Demand More Investigation into Capt. Yee's Case

May 25, 2004

Source: The Olympian

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040517/topstories/51828.shtml

On May 25, 2004 The Olympian reported, "Accused of espionage, Army Capt. James Yee saw his notoriety bloom overnight. He was vilified on the airwaves and on the Internet as an operative in a supposed spy ring that aimed to pass secrets to al-Qaida from alleged terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where Yee ministered to them. After his arrest, Yee was...

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