Sunday, June 19, 2005

Gitmo = Gulag

The comparisons of the detention center on Guatanamo Bay to the Gulags in Siberia has been both fast and furious. An absolutely sick and serpentine comparison if you ask me.

But don't ask me, ask eye-witness Kent Svendsen. Bambenek has his testimony here.

The detainees have their food prepared according to Islamic guidelines. The call to prayer is broadcast for them to go to prayer. Each detainee has the direction to Meccah (sic) painted in their cell. They are allowed to practice their religion wihtout interference and are given the religious items they need to do so. They are allowed to observe Ramadan.

I doubt Daniel Pearl's captors showed the same respect for his religious beliefs.

Gulags, my ass.