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Former Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay

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Former Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay Former Guantanamo Bay US Army Chaplain James Yusuf Yee joins us. He spent his deployment at Gitmo ministering to the Muslim detainees. Yee made headlines back in 2003 when he was arrested and spent 76 days in solitary confinement, charged with spying on the US, among other things, and then being released with all charges dropped. He's written a book about his experiences at Gitmo and about freedom of speech. He'll be in Charlotte to speak, but first, joins us. Guest Capt. James Yusuf Yee - Former US Army Chaplain who ministered to Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He was charged with spying in 2003, and began court-martial proceedings, but all charges were dropped in 2004. He's written For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire Event Info: Capt. James Yusuf Yee will speak Saturday at a Freedom of Speech seminar at the Muslim American Society on Shamrock Dr at 5pm. Info at 908-400-5361 And Sunday at the annual MLK Memorial at Marshall. Add and read comments