Mad as heck, by golly, and going to court
It’s all the same jihad, after all.
Still, there is a verse in the Qur’an that says “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs in return is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain” (9:111). There is no verse that says “they fight in His cause, and sue and are sued.”
“Young Afghan freed from Gitmo to take US to court,” from PressTV, August 27 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
The young Afghan Guantanamo detainee who has been recently released from the notorious detention facility intends to sue Washington over his “illegal detention”.
The detainee’s lawyer said Thursday Mohammed Jawad would sue the US government for holding him behind bars for seven years “without charges”.
Jawad, 12 at the time of his detention in 2002, arrived in his hometown earlier this week after he was freed when American judges ruled that he had been coerced into confessing to a crime against US soldiers.
According to the US government account, the detainee had hurled a grenade at a US vehicle in the Afghan capital of Kabul that left injured two American soldiers and their interpreter.
The judge who ordered him released said the government’s case was an “outrage” and “full of holes.”
Jawad has maintained his innocence and described the case against him as fabricated. “I was an innocent child when they put me in prison.”
His lawyers and family members say sleep deprivation and beatings were among the methods of torture he received at Guantanamo….
As long as he didn’t get the dreaded…prolonged diapering!