Showing a sense of cultural sensitivity in American military prisons, Muslims on hunger strike imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay will only be force-fed at night so as to not "interfere with religious observance of Ramadan."
The feeding of detainees, via neogastric tube, will be carried out by the facility "before dusk and after sunset in order to accommodate their religious practices", they said, "absent any unforeseen emergency or operational issues".
Colonel Greg Julian, director of public affairs for US southern command, said: "We do not force-feed observant Muslims during daylight hours during Ramadan. These policies have been in place for years, and are consistent with our mission to safely detain while supporting the religious practices of those in US custody. If told to do differently, we will do so."
Government lawyers said that enteral or force feeding is authorised by federal regulations when a prisoner's life or permanent health is in danger, and is related to "preserving order security and discipline within the detention facility", according to court documents in the case.
|Ride the Reverend|
|Airborne Rabbis Fight off Swine Flu|
|Holy F**k with Pope Condoms|
|Churches for the Atheist|
|Looking for Replacements?|
|3D Printed $10,000 House|
|“Facebook played a 'determining role' in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims.”|
|“The Pentagon’s relatively quiet tip-toe into converting the U.S. Armed Forces to a machine-majority force.”|
|Future Horizon's Plasma Lightsabers|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“New green policies so hard-hitting and extensive they can be felt across the world.”|
|“Clearly, no one is going to build weapons that have sufficient general intelligence to, for example, decide and execute a plan to take over the world.”|
|“Contains all the same components as cow’s milk, [...] but doesn’t use any animals in its production process.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Traditional path to economic growth may close to all but a handful of developing countries.”|
|“I am a philosopher, and we tend to deal more with nightmares.”|