Friday, June 10, 2005

Amnesty International - Friends of Terrorists

Amnesty International is suppose to be for the support of Human Rights, but that is not all they are in support of, they also are for letting Terrorists go free!
The human rights group Amnesty International - which accuses America of running a "gulag" at Guantanamo Bay - apparently aided in the escape of a key al-Qaida member who's suspected of helping plan the 9/11 attacks.

Just two months after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Amnesty issued one of its "URGENT ACTION" reports on behalf of Ahmed Hikmat Shakir, who was then being detained by Jordanian security forces in connection with a planning session for the 9/11 attacks.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amnesty complained that Shakir was being held in "incommunicado detention and is at risk of torture or ill-treatment." Saddam Hussein - the only Mideast leader to publicly praise the 9/11 attacks - also weighed in on Shakir's behalf.

"Pressure from Amnesty and Saddam Hussein worked," the Journal said. "Mr. Shakir was released and hasn't been seen since."

Shakir was present at a January 2000 al-Qaida summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the 9/11 plot was reviewed. Two of the actual 9/11 hijackers were also at the same meeting.

When he was arrested in Qatar not long after the 9/11 attacks, Shakir had telephone numbers for the safe houses of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers.

But for the intervention of Amnesty International, Shakir might be in Guantanamo today - undergoing grilling by U.S. interrogators about al-Qaida's plans for the next 9/11.

What about the rights of those that were killed by these cowardly monsters? Why isn't Amnesty International concerned about those lives? This organization, like the ACLU, started out with good intentions, but has moved into the wrong side of politics. I can't see how they can say that they support Human Rights when they actively and KNOWINGLY fought to free a terrorist with connections to the 9/11 attacks, which violated the rights of over 3000 Americans. They should call themselves Amnesty International Except Americans. Anything they say or do now has ZERO merit because they cannot be trusted to be objective. *SPIT*

Mr Minority