Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Torture and Blasphemy

The horrors of the torture regime unleashed by the Bush administration continue to emerge, and to shock. This time, the torturers at Guantanamo manage not only to degrade Islam, but also Catholicism. As reported by the Washington Post:
"FBI agents witnessed possible mistreatment of the Koran at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including at least one instance in which an interrogator squatted over Islam's holy text in an apparent attempt to offend a captive, according to bureau documents released yesterday.... They acknowledged that soldiers and interrogators had kicked the Koran, had stood on it and, in one case, had inadvertently sprayed urine on a copy... female interrogators would sometimes wet their hands and touch detainees' faces in order to interrupt their prayers."
And then there is this:
"In a previously unreported allegation, one interrogator bragged to an FBI agent that he had forced a prisoner to listen to "Satanic black metal music for hours," then dressed as a Catholic priest before "baptizing" him."
Beautiful. The Bush administration is the great defender of religion, at least against Democrats during elections, but in the real world, sees no problem resorting to despicable blasphemy.

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