Why the Muslim World Isn’t Flipping Out Over the CIA Torture Report

What happened to the outrage we were supposed to see across the “Muslim world” after the U.S. Senate released its report documenting the CIA’s torture of Muslim prisoners? White House press secretary Josh Earnest had warned us Monday that the release of the report could pose a great risk “to U.S. facilities and individuals all around the world.”

And Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, rang the alarm bells by declaring, “Our own intelligence community has assessed that this will cause violence and deaths.”

Perhaps the intelligence about these predicted protests was gathered using enhanced interrogation techniques, which explains why the information was wrong.

Sure, I can understand why some would think that there would be riots once people in Muslim world heard that we had waterboarded, rectally fed, and even killed some Muslims during interrogation. After all, we’ve seen violent protests in the Middle East before in response to actions in the West.

And there were much wider protests later in 2012 after the anti-Islam movie trailer, “Innocence of Muslims,” appeared on YouTube. That video sparked protests in 20 countries, including several deadly ones such as the riot outside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, shortly before the deadly attack there that took the lives of four Americans…


It has fallen kind of flat, hasn’t it? It will be used in jihadi propaganda — but will not bring crowds to the streets.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Simple, because they all know they are much worse, the CIA techniques were not that outrageous, and they can’t really conceive of being legitimately outraged about it.
    They have probably all have done worse to their own family members.

    • Exile1981

      Hell they have likely done worse to the family goat.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        If he posts in this thread we can ask him! 😉

        • The Goat

          I don’t want to talk about it.

          • Frau Katze

            Understandable.

  • john davis

    And we’re to believe a video was behind the September 11 attacks in Benghazi.

    • Osh

      I was thinking the same thing. That line stood out like a tabby cat at a dog show, or a conservative named Barry at Oberlin College.

      But then I looked at the banner (the Daily Beast) and the by-line (Dean Obeidallah) and rolled my eyes — an entirely involuntary reflex, I assure you.

  • ntt1

    to most jihadis the litany of torture reads like any tueday in any islamic paradise. in fact rectal feediong may be a ploy to get around ramaden fasting,

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Being BRUTALLY TOUGH is the only thing which they respect. Look at the inhumanities levelled by their very own leaders onto their very own goat herd.

  • Becaus they are busy killing each other now.

  • JoKeR
  • Gary

    Just wait until there is a Shia/Sunni war on US soil and a Suuni Terrorist is caught but won’t talk about the plot to bomb several Shia Mosques . Lets see if these Liberal progressives actually believe that it’s better for 1000’s of innocent muslims be slaughtered than 1 rabid savage Jihadist have their Rights violated.