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Guantanamo guard converts to Islam, demands release of detainees

Terry Holdbrooks was deployed to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to guard detainees. The Phoenix, Ariz., resident has become a devout Muslim and an unlikely advocate for the prisoners’ rights.

Roughly 100 prisoners at the facility are reportedly on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detentions.

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Roughly 100 prisoners at the facility are reportedly on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detentions.

The ex-U.S. Army employee converted to Islam, inspired by the faith of the Guantanamo detainees he was charged with watching. Since then, he says he has lost his friends, received violent threats, and been labeled a “race traitor” online.

But he hasn’t gone quietly. The 29-year-old has done his fair share of media and has even signed on for a job as a speaker for the Muslim Legal Fund of America. Now the devout Muslim is racking up frequent flyer miles and touring the country with what he calls the “truth about Gitmo.”

“Gitmo was supposed to be a cushy deployment since we were just going to babysit detainees,” Holdbrooks said. “But it changed me.”

The Phoenix, Ariz., resident spent the year between 2003 and 2004 guarding U.S. military prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was often given the job of escorting detainees to interrogation rooms. He says he witnessed atrocities committed by his fellow American soldiers that he never thought were possible.

Terry Holdbrooks self-published a book about his conversion to Islam and about the atrocities he witnessed as a guard at Guantanamo.

Terry Holdbrooks

Terry Holdbrooks self-published a book about his conversion to Islam and about the atrocities he witnessed as a guard at Guantanamo.

Speaking on the phone to the Daily News, Holdbrooks rattled off the grim list.

“I saw people put in stress positions for eight hours until they defecated themselves,” he said. “Then the guards would come in and emasculate them.”

He said he saw prisoners shackled to the ground with the air conditioner set high, then doused with cold water. He said that menstrual blood was smeared on their faces and that they were forced to hear the same music on repeat for hours.

Holdbrooks (not pictured) said he was often responsible for leading detainees to interrogation rooms.

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Holdbrooks (not pictured) said he was often responsible for leading detainees to interrogation rooms.

“Gitmo is 100 percent antithetical to the basis of our legal system,” he said. “That’s not the America I signed up to defend.”

While preparing for deployment, Holdbrooks said the Army trained him to think of the prisoners as the “worst of the worst” and “lower than humans.”

 

The Guantanamo Bay detention center is located on the southeastern coast of Cuba.

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The Guantanamo Bay detention center is located on the southeastern coast of Cuba.

Source:nydailynews.com

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in News, Relax

 

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Prince Hary: Killing muslims in Afghanistan is like playstation !

Prince Harry plays a video game at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Prince Harry plays a video game at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, with fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie. Responding to Harry’s comparison of firing from an Apache to PlayStation, the Taliban said: ‘I think he has a mental problem, that’s why he is saying it is a game.’ Photograph: John Stillwell/Reuters
 
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Posted by on January 24, 2013 in News

 

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France attack muslims in Mali !

We ask God to protect muslim brothers, sisters, children, wives and elderly from the brutal invasion.

Mali Islamists gain ground despite French fighting – News-Sentinel.com.

Ludovica Iaccino commented on the barbaric attack on muslims in Mali under the title “The first terrorists are you“:

Killing people to impede them to kill other people seems the only solution we are capable of. France and many other countries should stop engaging wars and killing innocents, hiding themselves behind the excuse of fighting against terrorism. It lacks of credibility: you are not different from the terrorists you bombard.

http://beinquisitive.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/the-first-terrorists-are-you/

On Jan. 20, photographer Issouf Sanogo snapped a hallucinant photo of a French soldier in Niono, Mali, wearing goggles and a black mask depicting a grinning skeleton — an image that reminded many of Ghost, a character from the video game “Call of Duty,” AFP notes.

mali french soldier mask

Human Rights Watch said on Saturday that it has received reports of serious abuses by the Malian army against Tuaregs and Arabs in Niono. “We urge the Malian authorities, as well as the French and (West African) soldiers/authorities to do their utmost to ensure the protection of all civilians,”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/french-soldier-skeleton-mask_n_2526510.html

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2013 in News

 

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Jewish Professor: QURAN is the Solution !

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2013 in Relax

 

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Amazing song/nasheed “I am leaving for heavens”

Amazing nasheed:سأرحل للعلا

Mp3: Amazing song/nasheed “I am leaving for heavens”

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Relax

 

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“The main thing I liked about Islam was the respect for women” PLAYBOY MODEL WHO EMBRACED ISLAM

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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Relax, Sex !, Video

 

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Israeli criminals attack Sudan, kill civilians !

At least two people were killed in an Israeli airstrike on an arms factory in Khartoum, Sudan, on October 24, 2012.

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly condemned an Israeli airstrike on a weapons factory in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, saying it was a serious violation of the UN Charter.

The attack was a serious breach of the United Nations Charter and a blatant violation of the principles of the countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity, the NAM said in a statement.

In line with the valuable and established principles of the movement, the NAM condemned “in the strongest terms” the Israeli regime’s airstrike on the Yarmouk Complex, south of Khartoum.

The statement reaffirmed the movement’s commitment to respecting Sudan’s sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity.

On Wednesday, Sudanese Minister of Information Ahmed Belal Osman said that four Israeli military planes had attacked the Yarmouk Complex in Khartoum earlier in the day, killing at least two people.

Sudan called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating the country’s sovereignty and bombing the factory.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in News

 

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