The government of Pakistan has released 17 men who were imprisoned in Lahore for some months after being freed from Guantanamo Bay:
The men were apparently released on the theory that they were innocent, but all six who were interviewed by the Associated Press acknowledged that “they were arrested in Afghanistan after going there to fight the U.S.-led coalition that ousted the hard-line Taliban regime in late 2001 for harboring Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network.” One said, “If I get a chance to fight jihad again, I will definitely go. I will not miss it.” Keep that in mind next time you read about those poor innocents who have been released from Guantanamo Bay because they had no connection to terrorism.
The former detainees immediately began retailing Koran abuse tales:
“During interrogation, whenever I would make a reference to the Quran they would hit me in the face with a copy (of it). They would tear it into pieces. They would tell me that Quran teaches us terrorism,” said Salahuddin Ayubi, a 31-year-old from Rajanpur in eastern Pakistan.
“They would throw the Quran against the roof, which would tear it into pieces and they would say ‘This is the real source of terrorism,'” Ayubi said. “This happened several times in my interrogation.”
Hafiz Ahsan, a 26-year-old Lahore tailor who said he was arrested three years ago in southern Afghanistan during the “jihad” against America