FBI Memo re: Interview of Detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay

Interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee, when asked about his health stated he "was in good health", however he was bored with the food that he was receiving. Additionally, he requested that his Koran be taken from him. He indicated that he has memorized the entire book and does not want it in his cell. He stated that he does not want the book because the possibility of an (infidel) MP touching it exists if he has it in his cell. He then began to complain about the conditions at Camp Delta, stating that the new MP's with the 9/4 patch on their shoulders were mistreating the detainees. He stated that he was not allowed to talk to other detainees in his cell block by these MP's. The interview then turned to current events and the detainee stated that he believed Israel was responsible for the problems in the mid-east and stated that the Prophet Mohammed stated that "one day the Muslims will kill all the Jews in Palestine. All will be killed until even the trees that a Jew were to hide behind would talk and tell everyone that there was a Jew hiding behind him". The interview concluded with the detainee stating that he does not hate Americans or the US, but the US will be at war with Yemen, Iran and Syria before too long.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, May 5, 2003
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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b7C -3,4 I Idenied being able to speak or understand the English language. I tindicated that he was in good health, however was bored with the food that he was receiving. Addltlona ly, he requested
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that his Koran be taken from him. He indicated that he has memorized the entire book and does not
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want it in his cell. He stated that he does not want the book because the possibility of an (infidel) MP touching it exists ifhe has it in his cell. When asked to recite his favorite Sura's from the Koran he was
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not able to do so. He cited his favorite topics covered in the Sura's., Icompared Camp Delta to any prison in! lany other Arab country and indicated that Camp Delta was the worst prison in which to be detained. When asked ifhe was ever incarcerated inl lhe stated that he was not. He later clarified/
I Ithen began to complain about the conditions at Camp Delta, stating that the new MP's with the 9/4 patch on their shoulders were mistreating the detainees. He stated that he was not allowed to talk to other detainees in his cell block by these MP's.1 Uso,believed that his letters are being withheld from him, stating that he has written his family over 100 letters but only received 4 letters in reply.
I Iwas told about Camp Four and asked ifhe knew how he could be moved to Camp Four. He had heard of it and saw the photographs that were posted in the interview rooms, but stated that it can be called "Camp Four", however it is still a prison.
When asked ifhe thought he deserved to leave Camp DeJ ta,! Isarcastically replied "no". He then told sAl ho ask him why (stating why in Engjsh). His response to his own question was "because I'm Muslim", again stated in English. He opined that this war (in Afghanistanr)"'w~as=-__---, Christianity and Judaism against Islam.1 !believes that he was "kidnaped" b~_---::::,~_~ who were working for America, and brought to Camp Delta. He further believes that it was God's will that he come into US custody and that he will be released when it is God's will in the same manner that he was "kidnaped".
I lasked for any newsl IHe indicated that the latest news he had about the war in Iraq was that Syria and Iran were also gomg to be at war with
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the US soon. I Iwas not provided any updates cn the situation in any of the above countries. He then asked for any newsl I He stated that the last news he received I I I
lhe state_d that he was not sure. He further stated that he was not mvolved m
IHe stated that this allegation was false. When asked whyl I I would lie he indicated that it was because thev were also infidels who were "slaves" to the Americans.
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lClEined that Israel was
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I lHe further indicated that Israel will
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hann Muslims and the US was a big protector ofIsraelJ
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b7C -3,4 I ~hen indicated that he obtained a lot ofhis views about Israel and Jewish people from the b7D -1 Prophet Mohammed. He indicated that the Prophet stated that "one day the Muslims will kill all the Jews in Palestine. All will be killed until even the trees that a Jew were to hide behind would talk and
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tell everyone that there was a Jew hiding behind him."
When asked what he thought his life plans would have been had he not been detained, he indicated that he would have married, had children, and perhaps gone back to school to study Islam and Islamic laws.
He was not able to give any long-term plans and stated that it is "Allah's will" as to what will become ofhis life. Ifhe were to ever be released from Camp De ta he stated that he would get married have children and teach Islam. .
I lindicated that he does not hate Americans or the US. He opined that the US will eventually enter into a war with Yemen, ~ust because they can. He opined that the US will be at war. with Syria and
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Iran nextl IHe stated that he obtained his news from other detainees who
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obtained theIr news from theIr mtervlewers. When asked who he obtained his news from) he stated that ..
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he was not a spy and did not want to identify which detainee provided him with the news. I b7F -1 agreed to meet with and talk to interviewing agents in the future. At this point the int~rview was ·terminated.
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