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Force Feeding at Gitmo Will ‘Synchronize’ With Ramadan

When torturing someone try to respect their religious traditions, it’s the humane thing to do. The kidnapped men being held in Guantanamo Bay, who have yet to be charged with a crime, will continue to be force fed during Ramadan. And here’s the humane part, the force feeding will be synchronized with Ramadan fasting.

The U.S. prison at Guantánamo has sufficient military medical staff to synchronize forced-feedings to the Ramadan fast and will only feed hunger strikers after sunset and before dawn, a prison spokesman said Tuesday…

“We understand that observing the daytime fast and taking nothing by mouth or vein is an essential component of Muslim observance of Ramadan,” Durand said. “And for those detainees on hunger strike we will ensure that our preservation of life through enteral feeding does not violate the tenets of their faith.”

Remember that whole thing about the Obama Administration ending torture? Yeah, that never really happened as Charles Pierce of Esquire notes. Pierce holds President Obama personally responsible and should.

You want to see what we’ve become in our fear and barely suppressed rage, look to Gitmo. We are currently inflicting this barbarism on 45 people who have not been charged with anything and who are protesting the fact that they are being locked away without having been charged with anything. There is one person who can stop this. And please, don’t anyone say anything about the problems with the Republican Congress, or what the gobshites will say on Sunday, or anything else. When they can, presidents act. This one must.

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) recently underwent the force feeding procedure to show what being force feed looks like. The cruelty is immense.

Whatever happened to this country anyway? Now we have secret laws to spy on our citizens to go along with our secret wars around the world. All while we torture people in Gitmo who we refuse to charge with a crime or release. Remember, it’s all about national security – the need to protect the freedom we no longer have.

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When torturing someone try to respect their religious traditions, it’s the humane thing to do. The kidnapped men being held in Guantanamo Bay, who have yet to be charged with a crime, will continue to be force feed during Ramadan. But, and here’s the humane part, the force feeding will be synchronized with Ramadan fasting.

The U.S. prison at Guantánamo has sufficient military medical staff to synchronize forced-feedings to the Ramadan fast and will only feed hunger strikers after sunset and before dawn, a prison spokesman said Tuesday…

“We understand that observing the daytime fast and taking nothing by mouth or vein is an essential component of Muslim observance of Ramadan,” Durand said. “And for those detainees on hunger strike we will ensure that our preservation of life through enteral feeding does not violate the tenets of their faith.”

Remember that whole thing about the Obama Administration ending torture? Yeah, that never really happened as Charles Pierce of Esquire notes. Pierce holds President Obama personally responsible and should.

You want to see what we’ve become in our fear and barely suppressed rage, look to Gitmo. We are currently inflicting this barbarism on 45 people who have not been charged with anything and who are protesting the fact that they are being locked away without having been charged with anything. There is one person who can stop this. And please, don’t anyone say anything about the problems with the Republican Congress, or what the gobshites will say on Sunday, or anything else. When they can, presidents act. This one must.

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) recently underwent the force feeding procedure to show what being force feed looks like. The cruelty is immense.

Whatever happened to this country anyway? Now we have secret laws to spy on our citizens to go along with our secret wars around the world. All while we torture people in Gitmo who we refuse to charge with a crime or release. Remember, it’s all about national security – the need to protect the freedom we no longer have.

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