Lets asume for a moment I am a cold-blooded jihadist cut throat bent on slicing and dicing any American within reach of my islamic Ginsu blade.
But alas, I’m caught on the battlefield in Afghanistan and sent to Gitmo and must “survive” this type of “abuse.”
Each detainee’s cell has a sink installed low to the ground, “to make it easier for the detainees to wash their feet” before Muslim prayer, Mr. Saar reports. Detainees get “two hot halal, or religiously correct, meals” a day in addition to an MRE (meal ready to eat). Loudspeakers broadcast the Muslims’ call to prayer five times daily.
Every detainee gets a prayer mat, cap and Koran. Every cell has a stenciled arrow pointing toward Mecca. Moreover, Gitmo’s library — yes, library — is stocked with Jihadi books. “I was surprised that we’d be making that concession to the religious zealotry of the terrorists,” Mr. Saar admits. “It seemed to me that the camp command was helping to facilitate the terrorists’ religious devotion.” Mr. Saar notes one FBI special agent involved in interrogations even grew a beard like the detainees “as a sort of show of respect for their faith.”
Wonder how many of these detainees had arrows pointing to Mecca scratched in the dirt of the cave they lived in?
No one with more than 3 living brain cells would advocate or approve abuse of those at Gitmo. So far the reality on the ground proves that, with approx. 60,000 detainees total over three years and only 300 or so reports of abuse. And only 100 of the reports have warranted further investigation.
Frankly those at Gitmo can rot and die there and Amnesty International can go to hell.