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The Sheikh Wore Black
Thursday, March 15, 2007

You probably recognize Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who confessed yesterday that he was the mastermind behind 9/11 ("from A to Z"), the guy who beheadded Daniel Pearl, and the mover behind dozens of other plots, some successful, some foiled (the shoe bomber), some un-hatched. He even claimed involvement in the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, and claims to have helped finance Ishtar.

(I know he's a bad guy, but if you ask me, I think he's resume-padding a little.)

It wasn't a surprise that he was the man behind 9/11. It wasn't a surprise that he beheaded Pearl-- as he boasted, "there's video of me on the Internet!" I saw it on his MySpace page.

But the untold story here is the way the US tortured Muhammad in order to get that confession. I am informed by reliable sources that during his stay at Gitmo, he was routinely given an upper body wax, deloused, tossed in the shower, made to shampoo (including lathering, rinsing, AND repeating). He was forced to shave. He was made to use fancy soaps on all parts of his body, including soaps that left him with a faint scent of lavendar. He was forcibly manicured. Then he was made to dress in form-fitting western clothes, and he was paraded in front of the other prisoners, to his shame.

After months of this treatment, it isn't hard to see why he confessed to every act of terrorism ever committed.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as paraded before his fellow prisoners at Gitmo.

Posted by: --josh-- @ 4:03 PM  

At 3/16/2007 12:42 PM, Anonymous Annie said...   

The horror. The horror.

At 3/16/2007 1:32 PM, Anonymous Annie said...   

It looks like they took him to the Men's Wearhouse as well. Bastards!

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