Monday, June 20, 2005

Israeli prison guards, defenders of the (Muslim) faith

Anyone still under the delusion that Muslim prisoners' complaints of abuse of the Koran in both the US and Israel are anything but tactical (no reader of this blog, I'm sure), should take note of this latest incident in Shikma prison:

A female Palestinian security prisoner in Ashkelon’s Shikma Prison tore up pages from a copy of the Quran and threw them toward the toilet during a routine search Sunday, the Israel Prison Service said.
The 22-year-old detainee from a village near Hebron is an Islamic Jihad member who was arrested three months ago in suspicion of hostile terror activity.
She resisted a routine search by a female guard, and then took out torn Quran pages from her skirt and hurled them toward the toilet. The guard handed the torn Quran pages to the prison’s director, and Prison Service officials said she showed heightened sensitivity to the holy Islamic book.
Nice little PR twist for the Israelis -- not that anyone'll give them much credit...

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