Thursday, May 26, 2005

Al-Rueters Strikes Again

Rueters, in its pursuit to desparately show that Newsweek was right, throws up this misleading headline: "FBI memo reports Guantanamo guards flushing Koran"

However, thats not what the report is really about. The article really says the following:
"An FBI agent wrote in a 2002 document made public on Wednesday that a detainee held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had accused American jailers there of flushing the Koran down a toilet."

Once we realize that Al-Queda agents are trained to make such bogus claims, we realize we can take what they say with a grain of salt.

When you look at the efforts the U.S. has gone through to accomodate the religious beliefs of their captives it is remarkable. This includes distributing surgical masks to the detainees so they could make little hammocks from which to suspend the koran, as well as painting arrows in their cells pointing towards Mecca so that they know which way to pray.

I'd be naive if I believed no koran desecration of any type ever took place, but taken on the whole, the US must be the most accomodating captors in the World.


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