A message of thanks
(In the name of Allah the Gracious the Merciful)
Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullah
The last couple of years have seen great challenges for CAGE while at the same time many triumphs. Since March 2014 we still remain without a bank account and under constant pressure and scrutiny from politicians and various government agencies. Despite these difficulties, alhamdulillah we have been able to work on major cases of significance in the War on Terror and continue to advocate for due process and the rule of law.
None of this would have been possible without the will of Allah swt firstly, and then the commitment and generosity of you, our supporters. As you already know, CAGE does not and has never taken funding from any State sources. Being politically and financially independent is crucial for the integrity of our mission. Support from the various communities that we work with and represent has only increased. This is what gives us our strong mandate and enables us to continue our work. We are very grateful for this continued solidarity and support.
Although much of the recent perception around CAGE has been dominated by our work seeking accountability for Security Services actions in the Emwazi case, we hope that you will be able to gain an insight into the breadth of the other work we are carrying out in pursuit of our mission. We also hope that this brochure enables you to see the historical contributions that CAGE has made in documenting abuses and calling for the rule of law to be applied in the War on Terror.
The political, security and media establishments along with their allies have resorted to name calling and labelling to divert attention from the evidence that CAGE has presented, with the purpose of seeking basic answers. They have also attacked CAGE in order to send a chilling effect across oppressed communities – but fear can control us only if we allow it to. We need to have courage and stand together to resist oppressive policies and legislation.
Together, we have vital work to do- with the grace of Allah swt let us continue to advocate for due process, the rule of law and an end to the injustices of the War on Terror.
Dr Adnan Siddiqui, CAGE Director