14 Years In Guantanamo Bay | Mohamedou Ould Slahi – Mikhaila Peterson Podcast #80

Mohamedou Ould Slahi on the latest episode of the MP Podcast.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi spent 14 years in Guantanamo Bay without being charged. His story was made into a Hollywood movie earlier this year called The Mauritanian starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jodie Foster. This guy has been through absolute hell. We spoke about the series of unfortunate events that resulted in his imprisonment and torcher for 14 years at Guantanamo Bay as an innocent man. He’s unbelievably positive considering the horrors he’s been through so we talked about how he managed to stay sane and positive. We discussed recovering from trauma, what we love about the world, and more. Find more Mohamedou Ould Slahi in the new movie based on his book The Mauritanian, his book Guantánamo Diary can be found here –

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Show Notes:
[2:30] Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells his story of a unique family connection to Osama Bin Laden and an unfortunate series of events that resulted in his imprisonment and torcher for 16 years at Guantanamo Bay as an innocent man.
[9:30] Mikhaila asks Mohamedou to expand on the things he did physically and mentally to survive such unbelievable circumstances.
[17:00] How is Mohamedou able to talk about his traumatic experiences?
[20:30] What type of people work in places like Guantanamo where your job is to hurt other people?
[23:00] How did Mohamedou receive help to get out after sixteen years?
[27:00] How important was faith during incarceration?
[29:30] Check out the movie based on his story, The Mauritanian
[33:00] How accurate is the new movie based on his story with Benedict Cumberbatch.
[35:00] Mohamedou relates what he wants to do with his freedom now
[38:30] Mohamedou and Mikhaila continue to work on personal power to control our reactions to the world.
[42:30] Knowing and learning to cope with PTSD triggers
[45:00] Talking about Dubai.
[48:00] Does Mohamedou have times he gets angry about what happened to him?
[50:00] Wrapping up the show with Mohamedou.

Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.