Gitmo Inmate Searches Banned Because Groin Searches are “Abhorrent to Muslims”


Things that aren’t abhorrent to Muslims include underwear bombs, smuggling weapons and stabbing guards. Also terrorizing a country to the extent that passengers are groped in airports.

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There’s a pattern with rulings such as these. If the judge had determined that groin searches are a general civil liberties violation that would be one thing. But this is a special privilege and entitlement for Muslims.

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the military to stop touching the groins of detainees at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, when they are moved from their cells to speak with lawyers. The procedure had led some prisoners to stop meeting with or calling their lawyers.

In a 35-page opinion, Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the chief judge of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, called the searches — which included guards wedging their hands between the genitals and thighs of the detainees as many as four times when moving them to a meeting and back to their cells — “religiously and culturally abhorrent” to Muslims.

It would abhorrent to just about everyone. So why grant Muslims special privileges in this regard? Does having a recognized cultural and religious aversion to a universally abhorred procedure really provide special rights to be exempted from it?

Colonel Bogdan introduced the new procedures in May, after a raid in which guards forced protesting detainees into lockdown in their individual cells. After the raid, officials said they found improvised weapons.

But fortunately Americans don’t have a cultural or religious aversion to being murdered by terrorists.

  • tagalog

    Now THERE’S a legal principle we can all put our lives on the line for: no touching of the groin in searches because it’s religiously offensive to Muslims. But it’s OK to kill babies in the womb even at birth because who cares if Christians are offended.
    Things get clearer and clearer every day…

  • mrgump1

    Bad news Dr Smith. Prostrate exams for every prisoner.

    You know, I heard our new SOS does his prostrate exam.

    And tests himself very frequently.

    • OceanOfStars

      Please. The only thing humorous about your post is your ignorance and and incorrect spelling of PROSTATE. It’s a “prostate” gland.

      Prostrate is a transitive verb.

      1:stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or submission; also : lying flat

      2: completely overcome and lacking vitality, will, or power to rise

      The liberals already think most conservatives are stupid and illiterate. Why do so many reinforce that stereotype?

      • tagalog

        What’s the difference between a transitive verb and any other kind of verb?

        Are “prostrate” and “supine” opposites, or not? If they are, where does “prone” fit in?

        • Hank Rearden

          A transitive verb dresses up in noun’s clothing and cops gerundives on the street.

      • CowboyUp

        I thawt it wer purdee funnee, miself, miztur spelin nazee. We wouldn’t want a case of prostrate cancer to go undiagnosed. Then we could load them up with enough chemo and radiation to be sure to get it.
        I couldn’t imagine why they’d think we were humorless uptight Aholes, you?

    • Drdean0

      Actually I am sure Kerry does the prostrate exam every night. He lays flat on his back and looks at himself in the mirror on the ceiling.

  • cruiszn

    So if being unarmed and incarcerated is abhorrent to Muslims, what then?

    • CowboyUp

      Shoulda checked before I hit post. Hopefully they aren’t that dumb, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      We’ll get there soon. When Holder is sitting on SCOTUS he’ll inform us that we’ve violated their jihadi…er…muslim “fundamental human rights” that way.

  • 3rdjerseyman

    WTF??? Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.

  • Drdean0

    I would not want to do the “groin-search” on anyone especially a detainee at gitmo.

    • CowboyUp

      Even if you can use your knee or foot to make it quick?.

      • Drdean0

        12 GA 00buck

  • ChangeHopeInAZ

    We deserve to be conquered by our enemies with ridiculous rules like this. I can see our enemies laughing while they plot their strategies. I dread to think what it will take before this country opens it’s eyes to these politically correct bureaucrats.

    • CowboyUp

      That’s what I dread. We’re going to play around with these monsters until they kill millions of us in a day. They could go on forever killing us by the dozen and we wouldn’t do anything. But they aren’t ones to hold back, and we send them signals to go for it. Worse, we’ve been actively helping them.

      • loufontinato

        Their goal of course is to light off a nuclear weapon in New York City. This would kill off about 20 million Americans in an instant. Most of them Democrats.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      The judge deserves to be conquered.

  • nonannystate

    There is no point to searching prisoners who have been locked up for a decade. You think they’ve been hiding contraband for ten years? They’re on a military base in Cuba, how are they going to get illegal items?

    • Zexufang

      AS to -
      “… how are they going to get illegal items?”

      I dunno…
      Maybe a friendly Islamic defense lawyer – or – another soldier like Captain Nidal Malik Hasan?

      • nonannystate

        That’s silly. It’s on a base in Cuba, lawyers only get down there with the permission of the military.
        Do you have any evidence of contraband being found that would show there’s any point handling mens’ genitals?

        • loufontinato

          The article tells you that improvised weapons were found. I recommend you take a remedial reading course.

          • nonannystate

            I recommend you do a little research before swallowing a story from a ridiculously biased website like this. The groin searches are new, and frankly, I don’t believe anything this Colonel Bogdan has to say. These people have been in Gitmo for a decade without attacking guards, but now the same Colonel who is using harsh methods to punish prisoners for their hunger strike found weapons? And what weapons did he claim to find? Mop handles and a bar from a weight bench. Tell me how someone hides a broom handle on their body.

  • CowboyUp

    Hiding contraband in their groin isn’t abhorrent to muslims, and if being searched there bothers them that much, it should be done often. They’re illegal combatants, they should have faced the tribunal, been hung, and buried in a grave marked only by the spot on the ground where the cooks dump their bacon grease by now.
    Captivity to infidels is abhorrent to muslims too, what are we going to do next, turn them loose? I shouldn’t give them ideas.

    • Drakken

      Why waste the time and effort? You do know they have one of the worlds largest Hammerhead shark populations in the world right? They are a sight to behold let me tell you, so with a environmental zeal and a animal rights self righteous hypocracy, lets feed the hadjis to the sharks, that way everyone is happy, well except the hadjis of course.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Sharks have more rights than jihadis do.

  • DogmaelJones1

    So, the Muslim POW’s object to having their groins touched? But, Muslims in Britain and Europe have French leave to touch the groins of non-Muslim women they subsequently rape and even beat and disfigure. Then we have judges like Lamberth who can’t or won’t see the forest for the trees. Was he an Obama appointee?

  • 88Inator

    I would instruct them one time to strip down and disclose or I’d search them with “Pork Lard” on my hands. Problem solved!

  • 57nomad

    Well, it wasn’t any picnic for the searchers, either. Here’s the thing. Couldn’t they have substituted the grope-down with beams from a particle accelerator? How about “bird shot outline”? No one LIKES the grope under any circumstances if they’ve gotta swap tactics because of the muslim thing, that’s cool. They are lots of different ways if one is creative e,.g. ‘you’ve heard of ‘wet t shirt night’? We got a garden hose pointed at your zipper, figure the rest out yourself.

  • nonannystate

    Though all the angry and brutal comments below are a barrel o’ laffs to read, it might be good to remember that a large number of the detainees in Gitmo have been cleared to be released long ago but are stuck there because their home countries would torture them if they were returned. I know it’s fun to have all kinds of weird revenge fantasies, but some dummy who was sold to American forces by tribal enemies is not Osama Bin Laden, he’s just a low-level dupe.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    The tipping point is near. This is insane.

    No sharia in the USA you say?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Channeling unhinged leftists:

    Jail is abhorrent to all people. Humans can’t be jailed because it violates their human rights. Humans must be free, like whales. You can’t jail a whale, so what makes you think you can jail a human?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “But fortunately Americans don’t have a cultural or religious aversion to being murdered by terrorists.”

    Not officially. Time for another prophet to come forth and make things “official.”

  • YouMustBeMistaken

    This country isn’t going to be taken by a war, it will be taken down by judicial activism and political correctness.

  • http://littlenotesfromparis.blogspot.fr/ Rita

    These “shrinking violet muslims” might be worried that the words gets around “they are not as well equipped” as the rumour has it, and the alarmingly big number of those perimenopausal females who seem to convert to chador-wearing in the hope of getting laid might diminish. Sorry about being vulgar, but I find this kind of abject “ruling” deserves nothing but the outmost contempt and vulgarity.

    • onecornpone

      Ha, ha, ha! Exactly what I thought… Perhaps our soldiers make some snide, demeaning remarks about their “packages”?

      Do you reckon we could get this same “judge” to rule on TSA hands-on body searches?

      But think of it this way… If the jihadis do smuggle a shiv into the meeting with their lawyer and commit some heinous act – will it really be a loss to humanity? ;)

      It should be a great test of the commitment of these brave Muslim defenders, like our current U.S. AG – no?

  • Muck Fuslims

    Sharia Law at Gitmo, who’d a thunk?….or thank? Abeed Hussein Obama perhaps?

  • loufontinato

    The Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled that cavity searches were legal. Clearly this ruling should be appealed to a higher court.

  • Muck Fuslims

    Thanks to Hussein Obama muslims terrorists now enjoy the special rights and privileges as the black urban terrorists do.

  • CaptainCurmudgeon

    Same judge that cooperated with Holder’s fake witch hunt against James Rosen….what they have on you Royce?
    Threats or blackmail because this used to be a conservative judge.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Of course, the first and foremost criterion to getting hired on by the federal government is you must accept that Islam is a religion of peace. Hence, why should anyone be surprised?