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Imad Abdullah Hassan, a Yemeni detainee in Guantanamo that has spent 12 years in a cage without ever being charged with a crime, is suing President Obama. He says the forced feeding he has been subjected to in order to disrupt his hunger strike amounts to torture.

At The AtlanticConor Friedersdorf lists some of the allegations in the lawsuit:

  • At Gitmo, they began to use tubes that were too big for Hassan’s nostrils.
  • Rather than leaving them in place, they would insert and remove them twice a day.
  • Prisoners were force-fed in what Hassan called “the Torture Chair.” Hands, legs, waist, shoulders and head were strapped down tightly. The men were also force-fed constipation drugs, causing them to defecate on themselves as they sat in the chair being fed. “People with hemorrhoids would leave blood on the chair and the linens would not always be changed before the next feeding.” They’d be strapped down amid the shit and blood for up to two hours at a time–though quicker wasn’t always better.
  • That’s because Gitmo staff started force-feeding much more liquid into the prisoners. Sometimes they sped up the process, leaving the amount of liquid constant. “If Mr. Hassan vomited on himself at any time during the procedure, what he terms ‘the atrocity’ would start all over again.” Severe gastric pain was common.
  • “Early on in this new and more abusive phase… authorities took Mr. Hassan and two others to another block so that others would see what was being done to them. This was obviously done as a deterrent to scare others into not hunger striking.”

One time after being subjected to this treatment, Friederdorf writes, Hassan “lost consciousness and spent two days in critical condition.” He now suffers from “severe gastric pain, damage to both his nostrils, sinus problems, and bouts of pancreatitis, sometimes brought on by the use of a high-fat nutritional supplement.”

Of course, the Obama administration denies force feeding amounts to torture, despite this harrowing account of what it’s like. Human rights officials from the United Nations have declared, however, that force feeding amounts to torture, saying “it is unjustifiable to engage in forced feeding of individuals contrary to their informed and voluntary refusal of such a measure.”

It’s worth noting that Hassan, like some 86 other Gitmo detainees, has been cleared for release by a judge who found there was not enough incriminating evidence to justify keeping him imprisoned. No matter: Obama continues to deny him his freedom and to criminally abuse him.

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abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.
abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate Muslim minority in Central_Africa Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.

abu-macintosh:

Christian mobs mutilate minority in Republic, The world remains silent whilst Christians slaughter Muslims, Quran’s are being burnt, Mosques vandalised, their flesh is being eaten even after death! Ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Central Africa, whilst the UN wants you to believe it is a SECTARIAN ‘clash’. If Muslims retaliate or Al-Shabab react back they are labelled to you as 'Terrorists', crusades is massacring everyone who follow utter lailahailallaah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah). May Allah (SWT) curse be upon the murderers.

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pepsimaxing:

This is Mikaeel Kular, he is 3 years old and from Edinburgh.

Early This Morning( 16th January) his Mother went in his room to find  that her little boy was nowhere to be seen. It is now over 12 hours later and he’s yet to be found. 

Mikaeel is 3ft tall and was possibly wearing a beige hooded jacket with grey fur-lined hood.

He may also have had on black gloves with multi-coloured fingers, dark navy blue jogging bottoms, a grey pyjama top featuring an embroidered turquoise dinosaur on the chest and brown Clark shoes with two Velcro straps.

 He  also has a faded scar on the bridge of his nose and a sore on the left side of his mouth.

There is no suggestion of any criminal involvement and  the police are following the line of enquiry that he might of just gone out of his own accord. The police are currently trying to get in contact with the boys farther.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS! Even if you don’t live in Scotland or the UK someone you follow might or someone that follows them might and this could lead to someone going “oh hey i think i saw him near such and such a place”. I can’t bear the thought of this little tyke being out there all alone and in the cold.

I never beg people to reblog anything but I’m going to this time, please please please reblog this and get the word out.

IF YOU SEE HIM OR HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS RING 101  OR THE CHILD RESCUE ALERT SYSTEM NUMBER ON 0300 200 0200 .

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wellappointeddesk:

The interior of Wade Davis’ office, National Geographic’s “Explorer in Residence.” The space was designed by architect Travis Price in Davis’ Georgetown studio.

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ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﺍﻟﺘﻮﺣﻴﺪ

Compilation of the books and articles written the Ulama of Najd. ﺭﺣﻤﻬﻢ ﷲ

Excellent book.

invitetoislam:

The Convoy is leaving in 10 days so please Donate now:
www.TeamSyria.com
Please get this picture viral, download it, share it on facebook, share it on twitter,share it on instagram etc..  just spread it for the sake of Allah!!!!

invitetoislam:

The Convoy is leaving in 10 days so please Donate now:

www.TeamSyria.com

Please get this picture viral, download it, share it on facebook, share it on twitter,share it on instagram etc..  just spread it for the sake of Allah!!!!

yallair7al:

These images are form the town of Al Nabek in the Qalamoun are of Syria, near Damascus. The first photo shows the bodies of seven children. They were massacred by one of Assad’s proxy militias, an ultra-sectarian Iraqi group named “Liwa Zulfaqar” and led by an Iraqi named Abu Fahad Al Jibouri. The children were killed in the town then sent to a nearby town named Yabroud to show the locals that they are next.
The last photo shows Abu Fahad Al Jibouri himself as he leads an old man, a citizen of Al Nabek, in order to execute him, which he does as you can see in the photo.
On Friday, Decemeber 6th in the town of Al Nabek, at least 58 people were slaughtered by this militia. 48 of the dead are women and children.
Just to be clear. The Assad regime sent an ultra-sectarian, extremist Iraqi militia into the town of Al Nabek to massacre Syrian women and children. This is what “our government” is doing to us. They ran out of Syrians to kill us, so they have now contracted out massacres to foreign militias.
 A video of some of the dead children in Yabroud.
yallair7al:

These images are form the town of Al Nabek in the Qalamoun are of Syria, near Damascus. The first photo shows the bodies of seven children. They were massacred by one of Assad’s proxy militias, an ultra-sectarian Iraqi group named “Liwa Zulfaqar” and led by an Iraqi named Abu Fahad Al Jibouri. The children were killed in the town then sent to a nearby town named Yabroud to show the locals that they are next.
The last photo shows Abu Fahad Al Jibouri himself as he leads an old man, a citizen of Al Nabek, in order to execute him, which he does as you can see in the photo.
On Friday, Decemeber 6th in the town of Al Nabek, at least 58 people were slaughtered by this militia. 48 of the dead are women and children.
Just to be clear. The Assad regime sent an ultra-sectarian, extremist Iraqi militia into the town of Al Nabek to massacre Syrian women and children. This is what “our government” is doing to us. They ran out of Syrians to kill us, so they have now contracted out massacres to foreign militias.
 A video of some of the dead children in Yabroud.
yallair7al:

These images are form the town of Al Nabek in the Qalamoun are of Syria, near Damascus. The first photo shows the bodies of seven children. They were massacred by one of Assad’s proxy militias, an ultra-sectarian Iraqi group named “Liwa Zulfaqar” and led by an Iraqi named Abu Fahad Al Jibouri. The children were killed in the town then sent to a nearby town named Yabroud to show the locals that they are next.
The last photo shows Abu Fahad Al Jibouri himself as he leads an old man, a citizen of Al Nabek, in order to execute him, which he does as you can see in the photo.
On Friday, Decemeber 6th in the town of Al Nabek, at least 58 people were slaughtered by this militia. 48 of the dead are women and children.
Just to be clear. The Assad regime sent an ultra-sectarian, extremist Iraqi militia into the town of Al Nabek to massacre Syrian women and children. This is what “our government” is doing to us. They ran out of Syrians to kill us, so they have now contracted out massacres to foreign militias.
 A video of some of the dead children in Yabroud.

yallair7al:

These images are form the town of Al Nabek in the Qalamoun are of Syria, near Damascus. The first photo shows the bodies of seven children. They were massacred by one of Assad’s proxy militias, an ultra-sectarian Iraqi group named “Liwa Zulfaqar” and led by an Iraqi named Abu Fahad Al Jibouri. The children were killed in the town then sent to a nearby town named Yabroud to show the locals that they are next.

The last photo shows Abu Fahad Al Jibouri himself as he leads an old man, a citizen of Al Nabek, in order to execute him, which he does as you can see in the photo.

On Friday, Decemeber 6th in the town of Al Nabek, at least 58 people were slaughtered by this militia. 48 of the dead are women and children.

Just to be clear. The Assad regime sent an ultra-sectarian, extremist Iraqi militia into the town of Al Nabek to massacre Syrian women and children. This is what “our government” is doing to us. They ran out of Syrians to kill us, so they have now contracted out massacres to foreign militias.

 A video of some of the dead children in Yabroud.

Masjid al-Rasheed, Deoband, Saharanpur, India

heartz-unspoken:

The result of imprisonment behind the Sa’udi jails. Saalih Ibn Muhammad entered into prison 2005 healthy and left 6 years later in this condition… heartbreaking watch. These are the reality of the prisons in Sa’udiyyah, the torture, the rape, the inhumane practises taken against the people, even the scholars, are too many to count.