Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy in a foiled international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog caused outrage in Muslim countries.
But in an ironic turn of events, Ali claims that his prison isn’t even fit for a dog, with or without Mohammed’s head.
Damache, arrested in Ireland in March 2010, said he was claiming compensation over conditions of his detention at Cork Prison that he said amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment.
“Cork Prison is not even suitable for animals,” Damache, 47, told the High Court. “There was a television and radio (in my cell). When I practiced my prayer they (cellmates) deliberately put the volume up (and) they put pictures of naked women on the wall. I can’t pray in a place where there are naked pictures…”
I don’t think animals would have major objections to that. When an area is described as unfit for animals, most people assume that there are major hygiene problems. Not that there’s too much free entertainment.
Damache said he had been unable to wash before prayer and handling the Koran, as his faith requires, and was usually allowed to shower and change his underwear just once a week.
Just like an animal!