LONDON (Reuters) – A former British inmate of Guantanamo Bay said CIA “torture” of terrorism suspects, detailed in a U.S. Senate report on Tuesday, had fuelled violence and the rise of Islamic State and that cataloguing it wouldn’t help.
Moazzam Begg also said the release of the report, which included graphic details of “enhanced interrogation” techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency, would do nothing to assuage anger about such actions across the Muslim world.
“I don’t think it will be teaching us anything we didn’t already know,” Begg told Reuters. “It doesn’t make anything better.”
He said examples cited in the report of brutality by CIA interrogators at secret prisons around the world “can only produce one result — false evidence, more hatred”.
The Senate report said the CIA used sexual threats, waterboarding and other harsh methods to interrogate terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. It concluded the methods were ineffective…
Begg has been accused of associating with extremists, but so far, his protectors, including Amnesty International, stand by him. See Wiki. There is a lot of smoke there.