- Posted January 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Sins of a Brother
We have called him Sam for many years now his real name though is Hesham Mohammed Hussein Abu Zubaydah. And he is the younger brother of a high value detainee at Guantanamo Bay. We all know him as "Abu Zubaydah" or Hani a nickname that was given to him at birth by his Father. Sam since arriving in the United States in 1998 has only pursued his vision of the American Dream. Which was get married, have children, buy a house, own a nice car, and finally have a country that he can call his own. He was born in Saudi Arabia, but unlike here Saudi Arabia did not consider him a citizen, because his father had fled Palestine and like many who have fled he made the horrible mistake of choosing Egypt the nation to go to. But I digress Hesham made it here with out the approval of his family. And that was ok because he was in his mind escaping his family as well. Heshams goals were set, this he thought was going to be what he as a child had always pictured America to be. Work hard and live good. That was until 9/11 hit. Hesham then realized that his dream was about to turn into a nightmare.