Muslim Army Chaplain Under Military Investigation; Civil Rights Groups Show Concern

September 22, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

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On September 22, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that James Y. Yee, one of the most prominent of the military's Muslim chaplains, is "under investigation for potentially aiding the enemy, specifically the 660 Al Qaeda suspects, Taliban fighters and alleged terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay... " Yee, who counseled American Muslim soldiers and educated non-Muslims on Islam, is being detained without formal charges being brought against him. The case has already raised concerns among Muslim groups and civil rights advocates.