The politics and discourse of humiliation

“By regularly dehumanizing Muslims and demonstrating contempt towards the cornerstone of the Islamic belief system – the Qur’an – the US has given credibility to all those in the Muslim world who believe that Bush’s ‘war on terrorism’ is another Western crusade against Islam. It also gives America’s so-called ‘friendly dictators’ in the Middle East a green light to continue to abuse their own citizens.”

Kareem M. Kamel analyses the background to Guantánamo.

Islam Online, 16 June 2005