posted on May, 25 2005 @ 03:39 PM
The Newsweek reports that Korans had been descrated at Guantanamo Bay have been echoed in recently declassifed FBI records. The reports from as far
back as April 2002 cite prisoners saying "Their behavior is bad, About five months ago the guards beat the detainees. They flushed a Quran in the
toilet." The ACLU claim the absence of a real investigation into high-ranking military officers is fostering a climate of international mistrust of
Americans in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - Terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison told U.S. interrogators as early as April 2002, just four months after the first detainees
arrived, that military guards abused them and desecrated the Quran, declassified
FBI records say.
"Their behavior is bad," one detainee is quoted as saying of his guards during an interrogation by an FBI special agent in July 2002. "About five
months ago the guards beat the detainees. They flushed a Quran in the toilet."
The statements about guards disrespecting the Quran echo public allegations made many months later by some detainees and their lawyers after
prisoners' release from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The once-secret FBI documents show a consistency to the allegations and are the first indication that
Justice and Defense department officials were aware in early 2002 that detainees were accusing their guards of mistreating the holy book.
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If these reports by Newsweek are being echoed in FBI documents some one isnt telling the truth here. Are we going to see a massive vilification of
the FBI because they say the same thing Newsweek did?
The ACLU said the FBI documents that they obtained had large portions of the interrogation summaries blacked out by FBI sensors. For what reasons?
In addition there was also a military guideline issued in January 2003 regarding the correct treatment of detainee's Korans. Why did they need to
issue such specific guidelines if no desecration had previously occured? What happend that warranted the new advice?
[edit on 25/5/05 by subz]