Attorney Joseph Margulies comes on the show to discuss his recent article about his client, Abu Zubaydah, who is currently being held by the CIA without charges. Zubaydah was one of the first men caught up in the chaos after 9/11, in this case mistakenly identified as a high ranking member of Al-Qaeda. Zubaydah is a former Mujahideen fighter but has no affiliation to Al-Qaeda or 9/11, maintaining that they, along with ISIS, are violating the teachings of Islam. He has been tortured extensively and has never gotten a trial.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Innocence of Abu Zubaydah” (New York Review of Books)
- Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri
- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Joseph Margulies is an attorney and law professor. He is the author of Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power and What Changed When Everything Changed: 9/11 and the Making of National Identity. Follow him on Twitter @JoeMargulies.
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