Amnesty challenges Gitmo torture
And so back to the question of torture. Amnesty International has been expressing concerns regarding the treatment of detainees at Guantanemo Bay which serves as a lgal black hole. the testimony offered by Jumah al - Dossari is clearly disturbing. If it was just his evidence, I would be inclined to disregard it. people have motives to fabricate. However, when it comes to the mistreatment of detainees, it seems to be just one thing after another. Remember, Bush is still asserting that he can waive the restrictions on the use of cruel. inhuman and degrading treatment against detainees and it is not so long ago that the Tony Lagouranis allegations of mistreatment in Iraq were being aired on this and other blogs.
I just want to make comment on three matters.
1/. Dr William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA asks a pertinent question - "When does the hypocrisy of defending democracy around the world while continuing to curtail fundamental due process end?"
I add to that that cruelty to defend human rights is a contradiction. It is imperative that those who believe in democracy and human rights sound a clarion call of dissent when the moves that lead ultimately to fascism are made.
2/. Torture and enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, are inherently evil. They are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those who excuse them are affirming Christ to be irrelevant to the world. Christianity today is being subverted by those whose essential loyalty is to Constantine rather than Christ.
3/. I have no doubt that Al Qaeda is an organisation of evil. It needs to be resisted. However, on the Eve of Martin Luther day, I can find no Biblical message that the way of defeating evil, is to embrace evil!