Targeted Seminars

On February 1, 2007 the Office of Military Commissions, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC) requested that Dar al Islam provide on-site courses on issues related to Islam and the cultures of Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

OCDC provided legal counsel to a number of persons held in facilities at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detention Facility. Of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay are some of the highest profile arrests since the United States Global War on Terrorism began in September of 2001.

An objective of OCDC is to provide legitimate, transparent, balanced representation for their clients. The subjects covered by the DAI team were: Islamic Legal Structure, Pashtoon History and Culture and Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Countries.

The attendees appeared to have a cursory understanding of Islam and the related culture, but were very engaged and eager to learn more.