Little girls are sexually molested by TSA (here) because our national security demands it but these savages are a "protected class." How very Islamic. "“The choice between submitting to a search procedure that is religiously and culturally abhorrent or foregoing counsel effectively presents no choice for devout Muslims like petitioners,” U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote.
Mind you, "the military said it found contraband in cells, including homemade weapons and prohibited electronic devices, such as iPods..."
Washington Post: Judge forbids genital searches of Guantanamo inmates before legal meetings
Guantanamo Detainees Have More Rights than US Airline Passengers?
Jul 19, 2013 (thanks to Kyle)
A judge has just ruled that Guantanamo detainees need not be intimately searched prior to meeting with their attorneys. Instead, he says it should be sufficient to grasp the waistband of the detainee’s trousers and shake the pants to dislodge any contraband. He said that more intimate searching (such as we get at the airport) was an ‘exaggerated response to security concerns’, and described it as ‘religiously and culturally abhorrent’. Details here (see below).
So, let me get this straight. Known Muslim terrorists, in detention at Guantanamo, are protected from abhorrent searches that have been claimed to be necessary due to ‘exaggerated responses to security concerns’.But law-abiding Christian Americans, trying to exercise their First Amendment right to free assembly and the travel necessary to do so, and hoping also to be protected by their Fourth Amendment right against intrusive search, have no such protection?
Oh – the government has appealed the judge’s ruling.
A federal judge Thursday barred the guards at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from conducting genital searches of detainees before meetings with their attorneys and described the practice as an “exaggerated response” to security concerns.
“The choice between submitting to a search procedure that is religiously and culturally abhorrent or foregoing counsel effectively presents no choice for devout Muslims like petitioners,” U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth wrote.The decision to search the groins of detainees was introduced in May by Col. John V. Bogdan, the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Detention Group, after the military said it found contraband in cells, including homemade weapons and prohibited electronic devices, such as iPods. The searches entailed a guard placing his hand “as a wedge between the [detainee’s] scrotum and thigh . . . and using [a] flat hand to press against the groin to detect anything foreign attached to the body.” Lamberth, chief judge in the federal courthouse in Washington, noted that previous commanders at the detention facility had avoided such intrusive searches and that guards were “limited to grasping the waistband of the detainee’s trousers and shaking the pants to dislodge any contraband.”