Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

May 6, 2008

Sami al-Hajj Freed

Filed under: media, politics — Tags: , , — codesmithy @ 8:14 am

An Al-Jazeera cameraman was released from Guantanamo Bay and described it as the worst prison mankind has ever seen. He spent 2,340 days in prison. Al-Hajj was never prosecuted so the United States did not make public its full allegations against him. He claimed to be subject to 130 interrogations during his 6 year stay. He had been on a 16-month hunger strike at Guantanamo.

For what is omitted from U.S. stories but is consistent with other tales of abuse (source Al-Jazeera):

He said that the psychological torture included guards insulting the Quran and on the physiological level he was beaten and force fed.

Again, this is dog whistle.  Muslims focus on it.  Western reporters or editors feel that it is hardly worth mentioning.  Conclusions to draw from this are left as an exercise for the reader.  But it is illustrative of a key point, there is a narrative that is hardly mentioned in the mainstream media that is heard elsewhere.


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