PAUL AUSTIN MURPHY ON POLITICS

PAUL AUSTIN MURPHY ON POLITICS


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Sunday, 21 December 2014

The United States Tortures Muslims?


Photo Source: ibtimes.com
Photo Source: ibtimes.com

After the Senate Democrats released the so-called “Torture Report” earlier this month, the well-known terrorist organization known as the Taliban released a statement saying that the Senate report “reveals the true face of America.” The very same day, the Taliban“claimed responsibility for a bombing at a film screening in Kabul that killed at least four people.”

North Korea, where an estimated 400,000 people have died in internment camps and still another 120,000 people are imprisoned for political reasons and without due process, also criticized the “Torture Report” in a letter to the United Nations, accusing the United States of conducting “brutal medieval forms” of torture and “the gravest human rights violations in the world.”

Iran’s “Supreme Leader,” of course, also joined in on the anti-American sentiment:


On Saturday, Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar at Harvard University observed in an OpEd for the United Arab Emirates-based al Arabiya that Iran

"…appears to be in high spirits, capitalizing on and celebrating the release of the U.S. senate’s report on CIA torture. Several high level Iranian officials began slamming the U.S. for its human rights record."

Rafizadeh pointed out that Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham “called the CIA torture report ‘shocking’ and called for the prosecution of those responsible. She stated: ‘the content of this shocking report shows violence, extremism, and secrecy as institutionalized in the U.S. security system.'”

Of course Muslim terrorists are going to cry “torture” after detention or imprisonment in Western states – just about every single one of them (so far) has done so.

This is strange, really, because in nearly all Muslim countries torture is deeply institutionalised and its practice is an everyday occurrence. However, when it happens in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, etc., there isn’t the hullabaloo that has followed torture allegations in the Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detention center and Abu Ghraib in Iraq. The very fact that there’s been so much noise about Gitmo and, earlier, Abu Ghraib shows us that torture isn’t taken lightly in Western states and that it is taken for granted in Muslim countries.

In other words, most Leftists (as ever) have very low standards for Muslims and for Muslim countries. On the other hand, these very same Leftists have very high standards for Western states. This, effectively, amounts to classic left-wing racism. (As for Israel, the Left demands perfection from Israel in order to bring about its destruction.)

Take Iran.

Between 1979 and 2014, the Iranian theocratic state murdered tens of thousands of political dissidents. Indeed in 1988 alone, up to 30,000 political dissidents were murdered by the state. Iran also has the largest number of journalists in prison in the Middle East and beyond. Finally, in 2013, Iran put 687 people to death; compared to 39 in the United States. (The population of Iran is 77 million. The population of the US is 316 million.)

Yet Iran has become a darling of large parts of the Left.

Cuba – a long-time favourite of large sections of the Left – has institutionalised torture and it has done so for decades. Tens of thousands of people have been tortured in Cuban prisons. Between 1958 and 1987, up to 33,000 political prisoners were also killed by the Cuban state. (Cuba’s population is just over eleven million; which is more than twice as less than the 26 million population of Texas.)

Now think of Guantanamo Bay.

It’s very ironic that Guantanamo Bay is so near Cuba. Indeed when you Google “the history of torture in Cuba”, all you get is tens of articles on the US prison in Guantanamo Bay!

Between 2002 and 2014, only eight inmates died within this prison and more than one died as a result of suicide. (There was one homicide in Abu Ghraib.)

The ultra-posh Leftists lawyers of Muslim terrorists would have advised them to claim torture. There is no doubt about that. They would have done so – as good lawyers – to help the case; as well as – as good Leftist lawyers – to further the cause.

Leftist lawyers are using Muslim terrorists – genuine or otherwise – to chip away at Western “capitalist states”. As with anti-racism, the plight of Muslim terrorists (or blacks) is just a means to bring about a revolutionary/radical end.

The law and “right groups” are deeply political. The law is yet another Gramscian“institution” which has – at least in many cases – been taken over by left-wing radicals.

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