By Thanassis Cambanis
HOW HAS HEZBOLLAH, WHICH HAS NOW received WARS WITH ISRAEL, managed to turn into the main dynamic circulation within the Islamic international, why do hundreds of thousands percentage its ideals, and what do they need? The Islamic innovative stream has turn into the main robust resource of militancy within the heart East, forging a mass following and worldwide allure. A Privilege to Die offers the 1st on-the-ground examine the lads and girls whose fervor has made Lebanon’s celebration of God the surest for radical hobbies around the zone and the area.
Through deep and bright pix of these who do Hezbollah’s grassroots work—on the battlefields, in politics, in nightclubs, and with scout troops—Thanassis Cambanis, a veteran Middle-East correspondent, places a human face at the circulate that has ushered in a belligerent renaissance and encouraged opponents in Gaza, the West financial institution, Egypt, Iraq, and past.
This riveting, awesome narrative offers an pressing and critical exploration of militancy within the heart East.
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Sometimes they made me sit at the top of the stairs and told me to touch my hands to my feet. ” On another occasion, soldiers tied his hands to the ceiling and used his stomach as a punching bag. “Two or three times I fainted, and they took me to the hospital,” he said. 33 Others said they were forced to kneel or stand with their arms outstretched at their sides or behind their heads for long periods of time, often for minor violations, such as talking to other detainees. Detainees were also assaulted during transfer to and from interrogations.
The guards came and told me, ‘You The Long Journey Begins / 33 talk a lot. ’ Then they chained me to the ceiling, with my head towards the ﬂoor. ” Other respondents described being slammed into walls, intentionally pushed down stairs, or subjected to prolonged stress positions. “When the guards took me to the toilet,” a former Bagram detainee recalled, “they often knocked me against the walls. Sometimes they made me sit at the top of the stairs and told me to touch my hands to my feet. ” On another occasion, soldiers tied his hands to the ceiling and used his stomach as a punching bag.
Mil/releases). htm. the detainees were given a chance to write a letter home. ’ And I replied, ‘Well, they’re tied . . S. 2 The camp population peaked at 660 in July 20033 and began to decline in November of that year (Figure 3). In October 2008, approximately 255 Pushed to the Breaking Point / 43 30 Detainees (percentage) 25 20 15 10 5 1 year or less 1–2 years 2–3 years 3–4 years 4–5 years 5+ years Figure 4. Length of time former detainees report spending at Guantánamo. Source: Based on interviews with 62 former detainees conducted in 2007–2008.
A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel by Thanassis Cambanis