a reply to: crazyewok
Okay, the German guy you are talking about would probably be Khalid el-Masri, he was born in Lebanon and went to Germany seeking political asylum,
married a German woman long enough to get German citizenship and then divorced her (never having children with her) and afterward married a Lebanese
woman and had children and built a family with her. Not exactly saint material since I do have a problem with people marrying for citizenship only
without any desire to have an actual marriage. Also, the group he was involved in, during the time of his involvement in Lebanese politics, was not a
peaceful group. They were Islamist hardliners, considered radicals, who believed force was an acceptable means in politics. They changed their tune in
time, but not until after Khalid el-Masri fled Lebanon. Although this is beside the point, I thought you should know the character to the man you are
attempting to make a saint.
Now, he could have otherwise been a wonderful German citizen I don't know, but he has a name, Khalid el-Masri, which in Arabic is spelled exactly the
same as Khalid al-Masri who was being sought as an alleged mentor to the al-Qaeda Hamburg cell. He was arrested by Macedonian police who believed his
German passport might have been forged, and they believed he was the same person as the one they were seeking as their Arabic names were identical.
Now, Macedonian police told the CIA to come get him, they had the right man. This case, was an honest case of mistaken identity. This does happen
every day. Every day all around the world, an innocent man goes to jail, not all the time, but it happens. It happens here in the US, it happens all
around the world. Mistakes happen, people are human and it cannot be helped.
While I don't condone torture, I cannot say this was an instance of picking someone up simply because they happened to have been brown either. It was
an honest case of mistaken identity, which does happen - and it happens to more than just brown people too.
This black and white world you choose to believe in, where only one side is completely in the wrong and one side does no wrong, simply does not exist.
edit on 9-2-2016 by Kitana because: (no reason given)