Upon realizing that much of the exercise equipment at the U.S. Army-run Guantánamo Bay Detention Center was made in America, the prison population demanded that the “infidel” work-out gear be replaced by fitness equipment made by Muslims in a Muslim nation, as reported by the New York Post.
Halal You Can Eat at Café Gitmo…
Speaking on the grounds of anonymity, a Gitmo official stated that “even the hunger strikers” were gaining weight on the Islamic-compliant menu offered to terrorist detainees. In a concession to humane treatment of prisoners of war, and in spite of much ballyhooed federal government belt tightening thanks t0 sequestration, the U.S. government elected to purchase treadmills for the pudgy prisoners. Yet, when “the worst of the worst” in U.S. captivity complained about the provenance of the gift, the government caved to thier demands.
As the source notes:
We go out and buy all this exercise equipment and throw it in the rec yard.
Within the first week, there were guys saying, ‘Hey, this stuff is made in the US — made by infidels — and we’re not going to use it.’
So what did we do?
We took all of that s**t out, gave it to the soldiers to use, and bought them equipment that was made in a Muslim part of the world.
The Pentagon reportedly declined to comment.
But Wait, There’s More…
The Post also notes that, in addition to standard-issue creature comforts, such as of clothing and bedding, the military has sprung for a personal copy of the Koran for each detainee, Islamic prayer beads, and miniature hammocks for their Koran (Koran cozies) so the books won’t touch the floor.
As though that’s not enough, camp guards and other support personnel have strict instructions not touch a Koran.
camp guards and other support personnel are strictly forbidden to as much as touch a Koran.
Unsure of Exactly Who’s Running the Asylum…
The U.S. government has also spent taxpayer dollars to buy the inmates a new $750,000 soccer field. The Pentagon has also approved a new $11,000,000 medical facility specifically for the detainees, as well as a new $10,000,000 “legal meeting complex.”
Another demand to which prison officials have been ordered to capitulate is removal of all American flags that might be seen by prisoners.