posted on Nov, 11 2014 @ 08:39 AM
On this Veterans' Day 2014, I also want to salute the rare Judicial Leader who also fights for Religious Rights:
JUDGE ORDERS GUANTANAMO TO STOP USING FEMALE SOLDIERS TO MOVE ISLAMIC PRISONERS
"A Navy judge has ordered the Guantánamo prison to temporarily stop using female soldiers to move an Iraqi detainee to legal meetings — a new
practice, according to his lawyer, that has resulted in the war-on-terror captive twice being forced from a cell for refusing to be handled by a
"Navy Capt. J.K. Waits, the judge, issued the interim order Friday. It was under seal at the Pentagon website for military commissions on Monday.
"According to his lawyer, Marine Lt. Col. Tom Jasper, prisoner Abd al Hadi was for the first time confronted with the possibility of a female guard
touching him, by attaching his shackles — and asked for a male guard rather than a woman. He was declared non-compliant with prison rules and
subjected to a forced-cell-extraction."
(These prisoners have done terrible things, I'm not suggesting otherwise. But if you want them rehabilitated upon release - and you want to stop the
younger men thinking of becoming Jihadists - then honoring their Muslim religion is the first place you start. And will go a long way in reversing
the foreign view of the U.S. as hateful bullies and braggarts.)
edit on 11-11-2014 by MKMoniker because: correction