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For God and Country

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  334 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Yee mencintai Tuhan dan Amerika, namun salah satunya memenjarakannya.
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Pelecehan terhadap kitab suci umat Islam kerap terjadi di Penjara Guantanamo. Polisi militer di penjara sering menggunakan lembaran Alquran untuk membersihkan lantai. Saya sering menemukan sobekan lembar Alquran di lantai.
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Mereka tidak peduli pangkat saya kapten, lulusan West Point, akademi militer p
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364 pages
Published 2006 by ZAHRA (first published October 1st 2005)
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Wenny
Buku ini menceritakan sebuah otobiografi dari seorang James Yee. siapa itu James Yee? Yee adalah seorang perwira militer di lingkungan US Army (angkatan darat AS), pangkatnya adalah kapten. James Yee adalah satu di antara sedikit dari perwira AS yang memeluk agama islam alias muslim. pada awalnya karirnya di militer cukup lancar, ia sendiri merupakan lulusan dari “West Point” yang merupakan akademi militer terbaik di AS sana. ia masuk Islam pada tahun 1991, setelah itu pria keturunan Cina ini pe ...more
Amy
This book illustrates how fear has fueled the fire of hatred living in our country. When we reduce other human beings to not being worthy of humane treatment, we demoralize ourselves. It's a sad commentary on the United States of America when hatred becomes the driving force of our actions.
Teh
inilah cermin paranoidnya amerika terhadap Islam, sampe harus mengorbankan salah satu prajurit nya sendiri.

Kapten Yee(James Yee),35 tahun, pembina rohani militer yang ditahan tanpa tuduhan, sesudah bertugas di Guantánamo

Kegigihan dalam menyampaikan Islam diakui orang-orang yang mengenalnya. Kegigihan yang sama telah mengatarnya jadi jagoan gulat waktu SMA, lulus akademi militer West Point, dan menjadi seorang muallaf yang teguh. Kegigihan itu juga membawa nya ditugaskan membina para tahanan Mus
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anik soemarni
Ini adalah buku pertama yang saya terjemahkan dan juga buku yang paling menyentuh secara emosional.

Yee mencintai Tuhan dan Amerika, namun salah satunya memenjarakannya.


Pelecehan terhadap kitab suci umat Islam kerap terjadi di Penjara Guantanamo. Polisi militer di penjara sering menggunakan lembaran Alquran untuk membersihkan lantai. Saya sering menemukan sobekan lembar Alquran di lantai.

Guantamo Jail
Mereka tidak peduli pangkat saya kapten, lulusan West Point, akademi militer paling bergengsi di
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Natashadansie
I was so intrigued by an interview with the author that I ordered his book right away. The storyline is quite interesting and revealing. It feels like you really get to know the author. Rather than an accusational barage, it is an in depth analysis of what went/is going wrong with our military system (or lack thereof) at Guantanamo Bay. Now whenever I hear news of the court battles regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees I am very interested. The last half of the book moved relatively slowly and was ...more
Ann
This was a very disturbing book. It is the memoir of a Muslim US Army chaplain assigned to Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay in the wake of 9/11, who became one of many victims of flagrant human-rights violations in the course of the general anti-Muslim backlash.

Though hardly enjoyable, there's a story here that everyone should read and consider along with all the stuff coming at us from the government, churches, partisan politics, and the media. I acknowledge that a memoirist can choose what to inc
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afra
This book was infuriating-- but in a good way. Yee's story is told without dripping sentimentalism or bitterness. The book is an interesting, fairly quick read.
Deena
Experience how live could be tough sometimes...and how we can be tougher....
Rahadyan
For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire is the chronicle of James Yee's Kafkaesque journey as a Muslim chaplain in the U.S. Army and false charges against him that resulted in his long incarceration. Chaplain Yusuf was one of the chaplains at Guantanamo who ministered to both the Muslim military and civilian personnel and the detainees there. While eventually charges of treason and espionage (as well as trumped up charges of adultery and downloading pornography to his Army computer) ...more
Harun Harahap
buku ni menceritakan ttg James Yee..seorang warga amerika keturunan yg menjadi muallaf dan bekerja sebagai Muslim Chaplain..yang bertugas kayak ustadz gitu..pembimbing rohani di kemiliteran..*TNI punya beginian ga seh???*..dia bertugas di penjara guantanamo..penjara "teroris"..disana James Yee juga merasakan adanya ketidak adilan terhadap kaum muslimin yg menjadi tawanan perang..mereka dilakukan tidak semena2...

setelah menyelesaikan tugasnya dan kembali ke Amerika..pihak kemanan menangkap james
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James
Jun 16, 2008 James rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to James by: Wilson Chen
James Yee was born and raised in New Jersey. His parents and four siblings were a normal Asian American family. Although his mother tried to get the children interested in Chinese culture none of them could speak a word of Chinese. James memorized baseball statistics, had friends, celebrated American holidays like the Fourth of July. He wrestled in high school and excelled academically. He went on to graduate from West Point and proudly serve in the US Military.

After a tour of duty in Saudi Arab
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David Rooker
After Maj. Hassan went on a violent shooting spree at Fort Hood, the media reported the account of a military cowering to political correctness and unwilling to do something with Hassan other than hand off the problem like a hot potato. Do WHAT with him do you think? Editorials were subsequently written that we need to do more profiling. Even Dick Cheney got into the act and claimed Obama was failing to keep us safe.

Please read this book. Then see if you're so quick to believe the military's whi
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bahamoet
Aug 29, 2007 bahamoet rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Moslem
Buku ini menceritakan pengalaman pribadi yang diceritakan secara subjektif oleh James Yee, seorang keturunan Amerika - Cina yang menjadi Kapten Ulama Militer (Chaplain) bagi umat Muslim dalam militer Amerika, terutama dalam misi besar terakhirnya saat bekerja sebagai Ulama Militer di penjara khusus teroris Amerika Serikat, "Guantanamo". Tepat sebelum dia difitnah dan dipenjara karena melaksanakan keyakinannya.

Yee adalah seorang patriot Amerika yang mengabdikan seluruh hidupnya menjadi tentara Am
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Haryo wicaksono
The New York Times, koran terbesar di AS, edisi 24 September 2003, memuat sekelumit perjalanan hidup James Yee, pembina rohani militer yang ditahan tanpa tuduhan, sesudah bertugas di Guantánamo

Beberapa hari setelah peristiwa 11 September, Kapten James J Yee, pembina rohani Islam yang bertugas di pangkalan Angkatan Darat Fort Lewis, mendapat tugas baru. Menurut yang pernah mendengar ceramah-ceramahnya, kemanapun pergi ia selalu menyampaikan, bahwa Islam bukan agama kekerasan, di pangkalan militer
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Kisah hidup seorang James dimulai dari sekelumit kisah hidupnya di waktu kecil, hingga akhirnya menjadi tahanan penjara karena dianggap mata-mata dan teroris oleh Amerika. Padahal semuanya tidak memiliki bukti dan alasan yang jelas. Tentang perjuangan seorang ulama muslim yang bekerja di pangkalan militer Amerika Serikat.Melakukan pendidikan kemiliteran di West Point, setelah lulus ia menemukan hidayah ke Islam (sebelumnya Kristen). Kemudian ia menjadi seoarang mualaf dengan kemampuan berceramah ...more
Tali
A challenging story that questions the tide of our times in the worlds current stand on terrorism and United States internal battle as the worlds leader in this fight.

Chaplin Yee's straight forwardness in telling a difficult and painful story of family and faith that entangled with deeper national identity crisis and those who make decisions on who is what, somehow appeals to the ordinary person, American or not, and how the system can instantly victimize you and everything you stand for in a bl
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Rich Kooyer
This was the one book that I wanted to read before I returned to school this fall because I believed it would help me increase my faith and my passion for military ministry. It fully delivered at a heavy cost. This book was very hard to read the whole way through and hurt to read the stories of detainees with alleged charges no different than Asians during the second World War or those I personally interviewed in the former Yugoslavia. The same witness accounts of suffering that James (Yusuf) Ye ...more
Ibrahim
The case of Capt. James Yee is but one example of the wide-spread paranoia, suspicion and backlash stemming from the wake of the tragedy of 11 September 2001. Capt. Yee, a 2nd generation Chinese American who excelled not only in his academic career, but also in his military career, received an assignment as Chaplain for Muslim internees in Guantanamo, Cuba in the earlier stages of the US-led War on Terror.

While exercising his duty as a Muslim, Chaplain and US Military member, then Capt. Yee was
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Maureen
May 22, 2008 Maureen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Maureen by: UMW
Shelves: biography, commentary
James Yee, a third-generation American of Chinese descent, grew up in a Lutheran household, attended West Point, and shortly thereafter converted to Islam. He pursued a dream of becoming an Army leader as a Muslim chaplain, and was posted to Guantanamo Bay, to minister to the military and also to detainees there. He was falsely accused of espionage, thrown into solitary confinement for 21 months, and was ultimately acquitted of all charges. In his own words, “What happened to me is about civil l ...more
Dewi Wardani
Injustice for person who loves his faith and his country .... finally he must choose which was not an option, the result of unreasonable paranoid ... life can be so cruel ... can be happened to anyone.. and it happens in the country which claims "own" the liberty ... paradox ...
Diyan
awal membaca, sedikit menyimpulkan bahwa beeing a moslem in america merupakan kesalahan besar, karena kan menderita dan tersiksa di negri itu. american people hate islam. tp ketika mengetahui begitu banyak orangs amerika (tidak hanya muslim atau keluarga) yang peduli terhadap Yee yang muslim itu, atas ketidakadilan yang diterimanya,menjadi muslim amerika bukanlah masalah besar. dan betapa hebatnya seorang Yee yang tetap setia pada militer dan negaranya, meski mereka telah memfitnahnya. tetap ber ...more
Sarah Lameche
Great Britain may no longer be great, but after reading this I still thank God that I live here. Not that I'm so naïve as to think the same couldn't happen here but I just wouldn't feel safe being a Muslim in America. This book was a real eye opener for me. He went from being someone whom his country was proud of to someone his country didn't trust. And honestly for no other reason it seems than being fair, honest and a Muslim. Everyone should read this book. I used to think that everyone in Gua ...more
Rachmi
This is more opening my eyes, my heart wider and wider, i am being more grateful for all the delicious details, especially the freedom to have believe and carry out it what the most fundamental rights, namely the belief / religion, and much more respect for others' beliefs by living here. James "Yusuf" Lee showed and proved a violation of human rights abuses even, brutality and suppression of rights happen anywhere even in a country which he upholds human rights and the legal system. My pray for ...more
Belinda doni
be a moslem who loves his GOD and a soldier who loves his country in that situation (after wtc attack 911)is very hard because your country can trust you anymore even you are one of the best soldier their ever had and do nothing, and of course disagree with that attack.
so emotional true story i ever read...
Dinda Amalia
truly heart crushing. i almost stop finished the book because i cant stand it. it's too painful and hurtful. this book can tell how hard is it being a moslem and an U.S army at the same time, and tell us about the life after 9/11, being accused for something you didnt do it. what a story
Toffan Ariefiadi
buku yang sangat bagus...
meskipun banyak menuai kritik dari pemerintah AS, tp james yee tetap bertahan...
baca buku ini...anda akan tahu kekejaman tentara AS di penjara guantanamo terhadap orang-orang muslim.
Allahu akbar... .!!
JM
One of the best books I have ever read. It struck me in a way that really had me reconsider the Army Chaplaincy. Meeting some of the players mentioned in the book also made it real for me. Nevertheless, it is a GREAT book.
Arie K.
And that's why i hate military.

You can't combine religion and military together. Chaplain Yee.... A moeslem, Chinese-American citizen, graduate from West Point and no gratitude for what he deserved? Welcome to the real world!
Mom
A distrubing memoir and I wonder what Mr. Yee is doing at this time.

Did his marriage remain intact?

Did he return to Syria?

Does he receive a military pension?

Did he renew contacts with his co-workers in Cuba?
Candrayu Sotyaningtyas
a bunch of narrow-minded people ... meski dgn status jenderal berbintang 5 ( 5 apa 4 ya ? ). krn ini kisah nyata, saya ga bisa nilai dgn 3 atau 4 bintang disini. tapi bnr2 bikin gemes bin jengkel pas baca kisahnya.
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