Please join us tonight for our Eid Al-Adha Family Night Potluck. As we share our delicious meal with everyone in the community, we will get a chance to hear Br James "Yusuf" talk about his personal journey to finding Islam, while being a chaplain in Guantanamo a few years back. We invite everyone to share with us a night of gathering of friends and family, a special dinner and be a part of a surprise talk from one of the brothers who have found his calling in Islam.
We would like to see you all tonight, inshaa Allah! Br James "Yusuf" Yee's talk will be at 8:35pm (after Maghrib), inshaa Allah.
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Br James "Yusuf" Yee's short bio:
James "Yusuf" Yee served as the U.S. Army Muslim Chaplain for the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in 2003. A graduate of West Point, Captain Yee objected to the abuse of Guantanamo prisoners. Subsequently after a very public and high profile arrest, he was imprisoned for 76 days in solitary confinement and falsely accused of aiding the terrorist enemy. Months of government investigation led to all charges being dropped. Chaplain Yee tendered his resignation from the U.S. Army and received an Honorable Discharge in January 2005.
Chaplain Yee authored the book For God And Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire, a gripping account of his Guantanamo experience and struggle for justice. He was featured in TIME Magazine’s special 9/ll tenth anniversary issue and the CNN/HBO documentary “Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience.”
Captain James Yee holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations.