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Someone Should Teach Them Some Respect

While we wring our hands over alleged mistreatment of the Holy Qur'an at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, American Muslims show their respect for the country they are living in by filming their desecration of its flag, the American flag - the flag of the country that brought freedom to millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan within the last three years. WorldNetDaily has an article that describes the demonstration in detail.

I have no idea why we give the detainees at Guantánamo Bay the book they use to justify their war against us in the first place. If they want something to read, we should make sure they have a Bible to sooth their souls.

Amnesty International's web site has a bile-filled article on Guantánamo Bay that begins:

Hypocrisy, an overarching war mentality and a disregard for basic human rights principles and international legal obligations continue to mark the USA's "war on terror". Serious human rights violations are the inevitable result.

The detention camp at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay in Cuba has become a symbol of the US administration’s refusal to put human rights and the rule of law at the heart of its response to the atrocities of 11 September 2001. Hundreds of people of around 35 different nationalities remain held in effect in a legal black hole, many without access to any court, legal counsel or family visits.

As evidence of torture and widespread cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment mounts, it is more urgent than ever that the US Government bring the Guantánamo Bay detention camp and any other facilities it is operating outside the USA into full compliance with international law and standards. The only alternative is to close them down.

Shouldn't Amnesty International have a page decrying the beheadings, the car bombs, the suicide bombers, and the wholesale murders of innocent men, women and children murdered by these wacko Muslims?

Posted by Rick | June 9, 2005 01:22 AM

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