Al-Qaeda Archive

The Torture Monkey

(from the April issue of Sojourners) There’s no better sequel to the Senate Select Intelligence Committee‘s executive summary of the torture report than Mohamedou Ould Slahi‘s just-published Guantánamo Diary (Little, Brown and Company). This harrowing tale is but one of what will someday be many direct accounts by victims. Originally from Mauritius, Slahi, 45, was
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A senseless execution

Like so many, I felt horror at the death of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, apparently burned alive by Islamic State militants. In a slick and gruesome video, the militants celebrate the atrocity while also making the specious claim that they chose this cruel method to retaliate for coalition air strikes. Like so many, when I heard this news, I
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