Criminal Investigative Task Force Interview of Guantanamo Bay Detainee re: Detainee's Views on His Detention and Goals After His Release

The detainee was interviewed about his life prior to being captured and his goals once he is released. He also expressed an opinion on Jihad and the pillars of Islam, noting that “Jihad, is a duty to defend one's country, not a Pillar of Islam". He went on to say that "some Islamic countries have alleged the United States government to be aligned with Satan, but insisted that despite him not liking Americans, he does not believe Americans are working for the Devil". The detainee stated that he was abused when captured but refused to give details and stated that his treatment at Guantanamo has been better.

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Investigative File
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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE TASK FORCI REPORT OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY

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1. DATE OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITY 2. PLACE 3. ACTIVITY NUMBER ( 0
19 May 04 Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ash

4. REMARKS

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Date/Place: 19 May 04/Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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On 19May04, ISN1114111111111.1* /11M11111 , was interviewed at Camp Delta,
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba by Special Agent , I Criminal Investigative Service. The interview was
conducted in Arabic as translated by Mr)11111111 rporation.

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MIMI.' related that if relea d, he would like to return to iliaYemen, wherein he would attempt to find 12e-Acc)-f—
employment as a taxi driver. piained that he used to drive a taxi prior to being captured. SIMIWIE said

he hopes to one day own his own his taxi, but If that dream never comes to fruition, he would be content to purchase
a truck and deliver fruit and vegetables to markets throughout his village.

When asked how he feels about Americans, IIMINIstated he does not like Americans. 11111111 .explained that
prior to his capture, he never held an opinion regarding Americans because he never knew any. However, 2.1111i.-
further explained that upon originally being detained, he was very angry with the Americans and believed his
treatment was abusive.

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When asked to describe his abuae,111111111111adismissively s 'd it was all in the past and refus d to explain the
manner in which he was abused. Nevertheless, stated that upon arriving In Cub his treatment has been
much better, but It has not necessarily changed his opinion regarding Americans. attempted to clarify his
remarks by stating he does not like the Americans, but he does not hate them either.fill ¦Ioommented
however, that if what he has been told about Americans rebuilding Afghanistan were true, he mi2ht one day change
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When qu oned as to haw he feels about Christians and Jews, MIS stated he has been told they are infidels. explained however that despite someone being an infidel, Islam does not allow him to pass judgment a/K.. so stated Christians and Jews have their own religions and their own holy books, and consequently, who is n)(6-3-etlignmio_s—
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1111111111111111ritated despite his personal =ti regarding Christians and Jews, he is not convinced they be allowed -
to reside in the Islamic holy cities. acknowledged there are Jews and Christians residing In Palestine;
however, believes they should leave because the Christiana and Jews kill Palestinian women and Children. Upon
Reporting Agent stating his comment is very one sided, said he's only relating what he has heard from the
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,1111111111tated a Fatwa is term used to describe guidance received froreligious leaders. a Muslim re further related that not all imams possess
must adhere to Fatwa because they represent the will of God.
the authority to declare a fatwa, but if the Imam is genuinely educated regarding religious matters, the Fatwa is
considered legitimate. It should be noted however that aidhe does not know if Usama bin Laden
possess' such authority.

When asked if he would support a Fatwa advocating attacks against the United States, AMA originally stated the
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Fatwa would be levied upon the military, or men who possessed the ability to fight. ¦suggested he is nothing
more than a simple man, and insisted he is not a fighter.

=eating Agent pointed out that NSW has.admitted to receiving training regarding the use of
weapons,.conceded that if the Fatwa came from a recognized, learned religious leader, he would be
compelled to follow to the Fatwa. •

However, when
e 7.)01" consider Jihad a Pillar,.stated Jihad, is a duty to defend one's country, not a Pillar of Islam. ._further...._ explained Jihad also represents one's personal struggle to keep his soul pure, and also to wage war against Satan.
Iv t-)1 (C) -5-acknowledged some Islamic countries have alleged the United States government to be aligned with Satan, but insisted that despite him not liking Americans, he does not believe Americans are working for the Devil. lal-7)(0-7-.-iiget eir) -)--•
11111111pgastly stated he never heard of Al Qaida prior to the attacks of September 11th, 2001. UMW(said he first heard of Al Qaida on the radio shortly after the attacks, which he explained was during the confusion when people were attempting to find out who was responsible. Immediately prior to terminating the Interview, .— 6t74 I'S--
Commented, that to this day, he still wonders why Al Qaida would want to attack the United States. •
—was. able to recite the .of Islam without difficulty. When questioned as to why some Muslim.-
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