Friday, April 13, 2007

Gob-smackingly vile

Oh. My. God. Nobody tell Excitable Andy about this egrigious violation of Muslims' Civil Rights, or his head would probably explode:
A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction.

The Segbroek police station in The Hague borrowed the idea of putting compass marks on ceilings from an Amsterdam hotel, the Dutch daily De Telegraaf reported on Friday.

Muslims pray five times a day, facing east in the direction of Mecca. But the arrows in Segbroek pointed west.

"This is a really gigantic, stupid blunder," a police spokesman told the De Telegraaf.
I think that's an understatement, considering the fact that this is the new Abu Ghraib. Plus Gitmo. And given Karl Rove's probable, nay, obvious involvement in this war crime, we can hope to see Congressional hearings about this soon.

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