TORTURE IS APPALLING, NO MATTER THE PERPETRATOR
Al Nahyan is seen beating the victim with nails protruding from a piece of wood, burning him with a cattle prod, and pouring salt over the wounds. The man is then tied like cattle and the Sheik gets into his Mercedes SUV and runs over the victim's legs back and forth. What makes it more shocking is that the culprits wanted it videotaped and they officially reported that the police, who acted as accomplices in this barbarism, followed protocol. Just as in the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, the authorities claimed that the guards were acting according to "Standard Operating Procedures."
Additionally, with the recent release of four "torture
memos" by the Obama administration, it has become evident that the Bush
administration authorized a range of inhumane interrogation techniques in
Therefore it is imperative for the American Muslim community to make it clear that we will not tolerate any form of torture, anywhere, and against anyone. Period. This is why MPAC has signed onto one such petition voicing opposition to torture from an Islamic standpoint, and it's why we will continue to call on our government to hold the perpetrators of torture accountable.
Just as we have decried the vicious treatment of prisoners
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