A journalist in Kerala compares the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and SNC-Lavalin case.
Following are the words of a prisoner in the Abu Ghraib prison:
"Do you pray to Allah?" one asked. I said yes. They said, "Fuck you. And fuck him )." One of them said, "you are not getting out of here health[y], you are getting out of here handicapped." And he said to me, "Are you married?" I said, "Yes." They said, "If your wife saw you like this, she will be disappointed." One of them said, "But if I saw her now she would not be disappointed now because I would rape her." [...] "They ordered me to thank Jesus that I'm alive." [...] "I said to him, "I believe in Allah." So he said, '"ut I believe in torture and I will torture you." -- Ameen Saeed Al-Sheik http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse
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If the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of a journalist/columnist is low it will be a disaster for the society. These thoughts came to my mind when I went through the article by Mr. Viju V Nair in the Madhyamam Weekly of May 18, 2009. Mr. Nair frequents this weekly owned by the Jama'at-e Islami-e Hind. So, I presume, he is an employee in the journal. While one is an employee of the Jama'at-e Islami-e Hind he/she should be a vehement anti-communist and should produce anti-communist literature. That goes without saying. But there must be some commonsense in the matter he is producing for journal which is read by innocent victims of media torture. A person of average IQ (IQ is calculated: mental age/chronological age x 100) cannot weigh the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and the SNC-Lavalin issue in the same balance because the torture at Abu Ghraib prison is a speck in the crimes against humanity committed by Mr.George W Bush and company whereas the Lavalin case is created from the routine report of the C&AG by some motivated persons out of factional interests and by the politically motivated United Democratic Front in Kerala. Perhaps Mr. Nair may put forward an argument that he compared Lavalin issue with Abu Ghraib torture because big sharks are let out by the USA and a similar remark was made by the Honorable High Court of Kerala. Such arguments may come only from those who cannot distinguish between rice and faeces. (Theettavum Chorum Thirichariyathavar). Putting forward such incoherent and irrelevant comparisons and arguments by a journalist/columnist is really act of hubris.
P.S. I read an insightful leader in the Kalakaumudi Weekly of May 17, 2009 # 1758