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Bush continues to torture terrorist suspects

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STOCKHOLM (The Blaze/AP) — A Muslim American seeking asylum in Sweden claimed Wednesday he was detained at the U.S. government’s request while in the United Arab Emirates last summer, tortured in custody and interrogated about the activities of a Portland mosque.

Yonas Fikre told a news conference Wednesday that he was held for 106 days and was beaten, threatened with death and kept in solitary confinement in a frigid cell.

The 33-year-old, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Eritrea, says he had attended the same mosque in Portland as a man who has been charged in a plot to detonate a bomb in the northwestern U.S. city. He moved to Sudan in 2009 and later to the United Arab Emirates. He went to Sweden, where he has relatives, after being released from detention on Sept. 15.

Fikre, who converted to Islam in 2003, is the third Muslim man from Portland to publicly say he was detained while traveling abroad and questioned about Portland’s Masjid-as-Sabr mosque. Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali American who is awaiting trial on a charge of plotting to set off a bomb in downtown Portland in November 2010, occasionally worshipped there. A decade ago, seven Muslims with ties to the mosque were arrested following a failed effort to enter Afghanistan and fight U.S. forces.

NPR has more from Fikre’s attorney about the alleged violations of civil liberty:

http://www.npr.org/local/stories/OPB/150871817
 

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I'm still angry with Bush for his Air National Guard AWOL fiasco. We need to keep that story front and center. Think of the harm it did to America.

Let's remember what's important here folks!
 

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Whitewing said:
I'm still angry with Bush for his Air National Guard AWOL fiasco. We need to keep that story front and center. Think of the harm it did to America.

Let's remember what's important here folks!


Bush had fried his brains with drug use. Why do you think he couldn't speak publically, without some sort of gaffe :???:
 

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hypocritexposer said:
Whitewing said:
I'm still angry with Bush for his Air National Guard AWOL fiasco. We need to keep that story front and center. Think of the harm it did to America.

Let's remember what's important here folks!


Bush had fried his brains with drug use. Why do you think he couldn't speak publically, without some sort of gaffe :???:

You should be charged with a hate crime. :evil:
 

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What is important is most of us being able to go to bed at night, go to work every day tend to our families, and some of the nut jobs not being able to sneak a bomb under the car I park next to at the grocery store.
I really don't give a darn all these wanna be hoods, suicide bombers, and nut jobs who skirt around the edges and when they get caught with their hand on something that goes BOOM, they want to cry kings XX and get a freebie pass home.
When a few more of them wind up on the wrong side of the jail bars, maybe the next 15 yr old wanna be will think twice. And if he don't maybe a drone will give him a trip to someplace warm.
 

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If you have Netflix, I would suggest finding the TV show "24" and start in on Season 1, Episode 1. Continue watching until you have seen all 193 episodes. It took me a little over a year, but I'm back for my second viewing, and I just started watching Season 3 again.

It won't take much of watching Jack Bauer and the rest of the CTU gang to realize there are people in this world who actually NEED torturing. Especially when it comes to Hadji's.

I have no sympathy for this Yonas Fikre character. He wasn't detained because he was singing in the choir. His move to Sudan and later the UAE would just about be reason enough, naturalized US citizen or not.
 

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loomixguy said:
If you have Netflix, I would suggest finding the TV show "24" and start in on Season 1, Episode 1. Continue watching until you have seen all 193 episodes. It took me a little over a year, but I'm back for my second viewing, and I just started watching Season 3 again.

It won't take much of watching Jack Bauer and the rest of the CTU gang to realize there are people in this world who actually NEED torturing. Especially when it comes to Hadji's.

I have no sympathy for this Yonas Fikre character. He wasn't detained because he was singing in the choir. His move to Sudan and later the UAE would just about be reason enough, naturalized US citizen or not.

Hey Loomix did you know your hero "Jack Bauer" / Kiefer Sutherland's Grandfather is the Father of Socialism in Saskatchewan/ Canada?

Google Tommy Douglas
 

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If it's any comfort, BMR, Jack's own brother and father on the show needed killin'. Jack saw to it it happened.

Remember, people can't choose their family. :wink: Just think of Old Whiskey Breath's relatives.
 

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Has torture become morally acceptable since obama became President? I seem to remeember "lefties" like OT talking about war crimes and torture in the same sentence and something about Bush not being able to travel to other Countries
 

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