Skip to comments.“U.S. soldiers tear up the Qur’an in Guantanamo” (Newsweek Report Was "Fake But Accurate")
Posted on 02/03/2006 2:26:50 PM PST by presidio9
Media reports, specially a story that was ran by the NEWSWEEK last year about the desecration of the Quran at GUANTANAMO sparked outrage and uproar among the Muslim countries and Muslim communities worldwide. It was worse than ABU GHRAIB scandal involving torturing and abusing Iraqi detainees at the hands of the U.S. occupation troops.
The abuse scandal was a physical and psychological torture of a few Muslims, whereas the Quran desecration came as a spiritual, emotional and psychological torture of Muslims all over the world.
True that the NEWSWEEK magazine backed away from the report detailing how the U.S. interrogators desecrated copies of the holy Quran at the GUANTANAMO Bay naval base, blamed for sparking fierce demonstrations and protests in Afghanistan and throughout the Muslim countries, numerous analysts explained that this was a cover up and another American attempt to eschew accountability.
Also some of the detainees who had been released from the U.S. naval base at GUANTANAMO affirmed that American interrogators did desecrate the Quran and that in some incidents they flushed it into the toilet and sometimes they tore up its pages to break the detainees and force them to speak.
Recently Der Spiegel had an interview with Nadja Dizdarevic, 31, a Bosnian Muslim, representing Guantanamo detainees at Amnesty International, a human rights group. Nadja is the wife of one of the ex-GUANTANAMO detainees, Boudella al-Hajj, who was captured by the U.S. in 2002 for allegedly planning attacks on the British and U.S. embassies in Sarajevo.
Amnesty, who has branded the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay a human rights failure; calling it "the gulag of our time" plans to release testimony by eight former GITMO detainees detailing scandalous conditions at the U.S. detention center.
Al Hajj and five other Bosnians of Algerian descent where acquitted of terror charges by a Bosnian court in 2002 due to lack of evidence, Dizdarevic said, adding that the Bosnian security forces later handed the group over to masked men who placed hoods on their heads- Dizdarevic suggests that they were CIA agents. Five days later the detainees arrived in Guantanamo.
Dizdarevic said that American lawyers representing her husband and the group were able to meet the detainees a few times, during which the men werent able to say much openly because their visitors' rights will be withdrawn if they do.
Those who complain to their lawyers regarding the harsh conditions at the camp face punishment.
It's the same scenes we know from IRAQ or AFGHANISTAN. Dogs are laid on the bodies of naked prisoners, an unimaginable humiliation for devout Muslims. At night they are exposed to bright light or deafening music. The guards herd the prisoners into a hangar where the temperature is below freezing and straight after that put them into a room as hot as a sauna. Beatings are mainly aimed at the genitals and all this is filmed with video cameras. The favourite toy of the guards is the Quran; they throw copies of it into toilets or tear them up," Der Spiegel quoted Dizdarevic as saying.
Dizdarevic also referred to whats been described in news reports as underground interrogation cells like those in Turkey, She added that in Camp Iguana, another section of GUANTANAMO camp; U.S. soldiers hold young people aged 10 to 16, and that theyre often beaten.
The U.S. holds about 500 suspects in GUANTANAMO from about 40 countries. So far about 200 detainees have been released, though some have been jailed in their countries; and many have been held for three years without charge.
Both true, and accurate.
And OF COURSE none of the former detainees would ever LIE about their detention in order to further their cause...
They should have been lobotomized.
"She added that in Camp Iguana, another section of GUANTANAMO camp; U.S. soldiers hold young people aged 10 to 16, and that theyre often beaten."
She is a liar and did someone say that she sells herself at dog shows.
One of the things I value about having left the military is that I can feel free to pee on a Queer-an anytime I like.
The Muslim press whips up the mob with the claim. Lying to "infidels" is nothing to them at all levels of their society.
Nothing wrong with gulags as long as the right people are in 'em.
That's because we have to be sensitive to their outrage over such things. We have to be sensitive to their beliefs and submit. (PBTA the most merciful) (sarcasm)
I don't think it has ever gotten below 32F in Gitmo. But a jihadi wouldn't lie, would he???
I don't believe Newsweek and I don't believe Al-Jazeera.
that is what i was thinking too. in fact, now that i think about it, i can't really say i have ever heard anyone that was in prison say "it was a LOVELY place! i am so looking forward to taking my wife and children there on vacation!" i know that a lot of the prisons in the US and Canada give courses, i wonder if they don't there also, something like *itching and Moaning 101.
hope they pissed on it too
Don't know about that but I know she sleeps with dogs!
The one who visited the Clinton Horehouse the most was......Arafat. We fought on the side of Muslims against Christians during the Clinton blow your horn tenure. The democrat party is more concerned about the rights of the terrorists that enjoy killing innocent children and women. The same party that enjoys killing innocent children in the womb......Hmmmm. Would it be the same democrat party that is upset about the US Government listening to terrorists phone calls made to the US........the same party that made sure it was put out in the open so the terrorists would know we were listening.......Makes you wonder whom exactly are the terrorists living in this country....If it acts, looks,and keeps coming up as ......then it must be.......
Oh no, never.
Two years ago there was a man running for president who was still clinging to the idea that there was some truth to the Tawana Brawley hoax, and Newsweek was taking him seriously.
Anybody think through the logistics involved in this?
Now let's see. You're interrogating a tough guy at Guantanamo - You decide that the only thing that will break him is the ol' dead-dog-on-the-body-treatment.
Where are you going to get a pet dog on a military base? Most Post Commanders don't permit a lot of stray dogs, dead or alive to wander the post. It's not an accompanied tour for the soldiers there, so there aren't going to be any families with pets, you can snatch. You're certainly not going to shoot a perfectly good guard dog. Since you're in Cuba, you can't go wandering the countryside and collect a stray somewhere.
Nope. You're going to have to put in a requisition form, and have one shipped in, frozen.
Anybody know the Mil Specs for an Army frozen dead dog?
That way they could have gotten funding from the NEA. :-'
I would expect the story about dogs is only part of the story.
They got excited and were not allowed to take the dogs in their abnormal ways.
"If it acts, looks,and keeps coming up as ......then it must be......."
Reminds me of the old Cheech and Chong skit,something like:
Cheech: "Pick it up"
Chong: "Feels like shiite"
Cheech: "Smell it"
Chong: "Smells like shiite"
Cheech: "Taste it"
Chong: "Tastes like shiite"
Cheech: "Well, put it down and make sure you don't step in it."
Yea, we have been forced to eat their shiite for far too long.
Falkoff also teaches criminal law at NIU, where the gunman , Stephen Kazmierczak had what "looked like a bright future in the criminal justice field."
Falkoff participated in a teach-in about Guantanamo on October 2006