(Original post by Vienna)
Which practice is that?
This practice (in case you missed it):
Aldous Huxley 1958 (posted 5 days ago): "Ivan Pavlov observed that, when subjected to prolonged physical or psychic stress, laboratory animals exhibit all the symptoms of a nervous breakdown ...
"For the dictator and his policemen, Pavlov's findings have important practical implications. If the central nervous system in dogs can be broken down, so can the central nervous system in political prisoners ...
"We possess detailed descriptions of the methods used by the Communist police for dealing with political prisoners. From the moment he is taken into custody, the victim is subjected systematically to many kinds of physical and psychological stress ... he is made extremely uncomfortable, he is not allowed to sleep for more than a few hours each night. And all the time he is kept in a state of suspense, uncertainty, and acute apprehension ... he is questioned, often for many hours at a stretch, by interrogators who do their best to frighten, confuse, and bewilder him. After a few weeks or months of such treatment, his brain goes on strike and he confesses whatever it is that his captors want him to confess."
From the Amnesty report:
"The techniques alleged include prolonged standing or kneeling, hooding, blindfolding with spray-painted goggles, being kept in painful or awkward positions, sleep deprivation, and 24-hour lighting."
From the Washington Post: "Those who refuse to cooperate inside this secret CIA interrogation center are sometimes kept standing or kneeling for hours, in black hoods or spray-painted goggles, according to intelligence specialists familiar with CIA interrogation methods. At times they are held in awkward, painful positions and deprived of sleep with a 24-hour bombardment of lights -- subject to what are known as 'stress and duress' techniques.
"The [U.S.] State Department's annual human rights report routinely denounces sleep deprivation as an interrogation method.
In its 2001 report on Turkey, Israel and Jordan, all U.S. allies, the department listed sleep deprivation
among often-used alleged torture
The MCB doesnt believe an Islamic terrorist exists and wants it to be prohibited under this religious hatred ban. We clearly have a problem.
The MCB can say what it wants---there are probably all kinds of good reasons to publicly exclude terrorists from the Islamic faith. But it's well known that they are radical fundamentalist Moslems: they certainly consider themselves Moslems. From bin Laden on down, they attempt to appeal to the Islamic world by condemning Middle Eastern regimes as "corrupt," "secular," and "not truly Islamic."
It's a moot point anyway. Even if the terrorists weren't Islamic, desecrating the Quran is (of course) offensive to all of Islam. This is elementary & obvious.