Talk:U.S. Supreme Court requests reconsideration of habeas petitions of Gitmo captives

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needs categories -- 18:08, 15 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


This article contained lots of unsourced information, since removed. --SVTCobra 23:12, 15 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

"Request" ?


The way it's phrased in the articel, it makes it sound as though the court is ordering the lower court to do this, not "requesting" it... 23:15, 15 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Edits not based on the sources


In this edit. another contributor excised the following passage, with the edit summary: "rm unsourced information":

"Observant muslims are obliged to bow in the direction of mecca to pray five times a day -- being bound prevented this. Observant muslims are obliged to be modestly attired during prayer -- not naked."

However, the Bloomberg article clearly says:

"Their religious freedom claims include allegations that they were unable to fulfill their daily obligation as Muslims to pray at Guantanamo, the U.S. naval base in Cuba. They say they were subjected to loud rock music, shackled in ways that prevented them from assuming the required posture and forced to be naked while praying, violating the Muslim tenet of modesty."

So I am restoring that passage.

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 03:18, 16 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

In this edit another contributor excised this passage:

"All four men claimed they were captured by bounty hunters who falsely claimed the four men were Mujahideen."

As above the other contributor justified the excision of the following passage with an edit summary stating: "remove more unsourced info; add infobox":

"All four men claimed they were captured by bounty hunters who falsely claimed the four men were Mujahideen."

As above, the Bloomberg article clearly supplies the backup for the "unsourced" statements the contributor excised:

"[ Rasul, Iqbal and Ahmed, who are childhood friends, say they were in Afghanistan to help provide humanitarian relief after the 2001 war against the Taliban. According to the lawsuit, they were captured by a warlord who turned them over to the U.S. military in exchange for a bounty."

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 03:28, 16 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

The second portion you mention was not removed at all and you duped it when re-adding. The first one was removed because you are including information (ie five times and mecca) that is not in the original source. --SVTCobra 10:11, 16 December 2008 (UTC)Reply