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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Laptops for detainees! Have we gone mad?

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It is well documented Muslims have an affinity for cutting peoples heads off. For this vile (beyond what words can convey behavior) the United States government in a act of supreme retaliation are now giving Gitmo prisoners laptops.


First they were offered a colonoscopy for anyone 55 years of age or older. There are US citizens without health care who cannot afford a colonoscopy! Now we're giving them laptops!!!

Rumor has it they were issued HP's but the terrorists were upset with that choice so they were given Apples. Reportedly the HP's were then sent to Al-Qaeda to this address:

Osama Bin Laden
Cave No. 1
Quetta, Pakistan
Zip Code 666

The HP's were filled with uplifting quotes from the Bible in the hope it will rehabilitate them.


Some Guantánamo detainees to get laptops

To better prepare them for life in asylum, the U.S. military is setting up a virtual computer lab for some Guantánamo captives now cleared for release.

crosenberg@MiamiHerald.com

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- These captives already get to order fast-food takeout from the base and have access to a phone booth for weekly calls. Now some 17 Uighur Muslims awaiting a nation to grant them asylum are about to go high-tech, with laptops and web training.

While awaiting details of President Barack Obama's order to close the prison camps by Jan. 22, commanders here have ordered 20 laptops for the captives of Camp Iguana.

''As you know, detainees are leaving this place,'' said Army Lt. Col. Miguel Mendez, who oversees detainee classes, a multilingual library and now-emerging virtual computer lab. "We're getting them computer classes to prepare for their return.''

A federal judge last year ordered that the men be set free after reviewing the American military's reasons for holding them in habeas corpus petitions that reached the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. by order of the Supreme Court.

But the Chinese citizens in exile have no place to go.

As devout Muslims, they fear religious persecution in their homeland, in part because of the stigma of having been held at Guantánamo for allegedly getting paramilitary training in Afghanistan before Sept. 11, 2001.

Attorney General Eric Holder said some could come to the United States for resettlement, triggering protests from members of Congress around Virginia, where other Uighurs live and have offered to settle them.

Nury Turkel, a Washington, D.C.-based Uighur rights activist, hailed the computer training development. Internet access could allow the men to listen to Uighur broadcasts of Radio Free Asia, he said.

Moreover, laptops would help the men ''be reintroduced into a modern society,'' said Turkel, who noted that after eight years in U.S. custody the computer training "also would give hope to the men that their freedom is nearing.''

Some Uighurs sent from Guantánamo to asylum in Albania several years ago now e-mail with Turkel regularly, he said.

Attorneys for the men did not respond to requests for comment.


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