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Obama Makes CIA Interrogations a Public Matter

August 25, 2009 Leave a comment

CIA interrogators used a handgun and an electric drill to ‘try to frighten’ a captured al-Qaida commander into giving up information, according to a long-concealed agency report due to be made public next week, former and current U.S. officials who have read the document said Friday.

Oooh… They tried to SCARE the poor al-Qaida terrorists! How horrible!

The tactics — which one official described Friday as a ‘threatened execution’ — were used on Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the CIA’s inspector general’s report on the agency’s interrogation program. Nashiri, who was captured in November 2002 and held for four years in one of the CIA’s “black site” prisons, ultimately became one of three al-Qaida chieftains subjected to a form of simulated drowning known as waterboarding.

The report also says that a ‘mock execution’ was staged in a room next to one terrorism suspect, according to Newsweek magazine, citing two sources for its information. The magazine was the first to publish details from the report, which it did on its Web site late Friday.

A federal judge in New York has ordered a redacted version of the classified IG report to be publicly released Monday, in response to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. Since June, lawyers for the Justice Department and the CIA have been scrutinizing the document to determine how much of it can be made public.

I find it obscene that US interrogators draw such attention and ire while al-Qaida and other Islamic groups go virtually unnoticed having committed the most horrendous acts imaginable. Such as: Barbaric Beheadings, Skinning alive peacekeepers, Raping Christian missionaries, Castrating Prisoners and other monstrosities to hideous to describe here.

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Woman to Receive Public Beating For Drinking Beer

August 22, 2009 Leave a comment

SUNGAI SIPUT, Malaysia (Reuters) – A Malaysian Muslim woman who will be caned next week for drinking beer has defiantly asked that the punishment be carried out in public in a case that is fueling debate about tolerance in this multi-racial country.

Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno will be the first Malaysian woman to be caned under Islamic laws applicable to Malaysia’s Muslims, who account for 60 percent of the 27-million population.

She said the 20-month ordeal added to her distress, but she respected the law banning alcohol for Muslims and was determined to go through with the punishment — six strokes of the cane.

The mother of two, who also paid a 5,000 ringgit ($1,420) fine, asked for the punishment, usually carried out in a closed prison, to be done in public.

“I never cried when I was sentenced by the judge. I told myself, alright then, let’s get on with it,” Kartika, 32, told Reuters in an interview at her father’s house in a rural Malay village, about 300 km (186 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur.

Islam is the official religion in this country that has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic criminal and family laws applicable to Muslims alongside civil legislation.

Opinions are divided about the punishment Kartika faces under Islamic laws some say are too severe and selectively enforced.

(Opinions are divided? As if this barbaric sentence could be considered acceptable in a civilized society?)

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