shi’a views on interrogation of prisoners
While we question the morality of blowing smoke in the faces of terrorists our political masters are on a witch hunt for the smoke-blowers. Contrast that to the clarity of the Iranian leadership. They are quite clear on what is acceptable or scriptural regarding the torture of prisoners.
“Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?” was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric.
Mesbah-Yazdi answered: “The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it’s acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed.” Read it the whole article…
See – no ambiguity there. They have standards for interrogation of prisoners. We, on the other hand, are about to begin a pogrom targeting CIA officers who were following legal orders. The message it sends is quite clear to Islamists. The message our enemies get from our President is that we are weak, stupid and politically motivated. We turn on our own. They, on the other hand, hold the moral high ground – in the opinions of their imams and their president.
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