Terror detainees at Gitmo offered course in interviewing and resume writing

Terror detainees at Gitmo offered course in interviewing and resume writing

Terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a number of educational opportunities available to them, including a course on interviewing and resume writing, CNS News reported Monday.

According to CNS, the class is part of “The Instructional Program” intended to teach literacy, English as a second language and art.  The camp is also looking for instructors to teach watercolor painting, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.

“The prison that houses 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, also offers prisoners a ‘Life Skills’ class, ‘Computer Familiarity,’ ‘Personal Health and Wellness,’ and ‘Personal Finance and Business,’” CNS added.

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According to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the facility houses terrorist trainers and financiers, bomb makers, Osama bin Laden bodyguards, recruiters and facilitators.  One detainee repatriated to Sudan in 2012, Business Insider said, was alleged to be bin Laden’s cook.

“Detention of unprivileged enemy belligerents in wartime is not an act of punishment. It is a matter of security and military necessity, and has long been recognized as legitimate under international law,” JTF GTMO says.

CNS said that in addition to learning how to construct a job-winning resume, detainees can learn “Pashtu to English” or “Arabic to English.”  They can also take “Art Classes in Camp 6,” a $37-million facility complete with outdoor recreation areas including a $750,000 soccer field.

Last month, Obama called for the camp to be closed, but House Republicans barred the administration from transferring detainees to the U.S. or foreign countries like Yemen on Monday.

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