Then whether it's an Islamic holy day should not be an issue....? Right???
So how in hell can a consideration " to Respect the Religious Observances of Enemy Prisoners under Common Article 3." be at issue?
I strongly suggest that no religious person would commit such an act. My opinion seems to be the opinion of practicing peaceful followers of Islam. So the issue of "RESPECT" is moot!
Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 attacks mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants are seeking to postpone their Aug. 8-12 hearing at Guantanamo, noting it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The trial judge, Army Col. James Pohl, set the date for the hearing in May and specifically ruled out an extension on grounds that it coincided with Islam's fasting month. He noted in his order then that no defense lawyer at that point had raised objection to a hearing that coincided with Ramadan.
But the attorneys do just that in a June 21 filing currently under seal on the Pentagon's war court website entitled "Joint Defense Motion for the Military Commission to Respect the Religious Observances of Enemy Prisoners under Common Article 3."
Edited by Peeves, 11 July 2012 - 08:33 AM.