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Aug
09

The Terrorists Have Won (the Right to Maintain Sand Traps)


Bermuda Guantanamo DetaineesAfter 7 years of captivity, in early June, four members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority were released from Guantanamo Bay to luxurious Bermuda. They were resettled on the pink sandy shores of Bermuda because US law forbids returning prisoners to their home country if they are likely to be tortured, as these men certainly would be if remanded to China, despite US evidence showing them innocent of any crime — which didn’t stop the US from holding them…

Initially, the biggest concern for the men was finding a job, but that problem is solved. They’ve been hired on to replace some Filipino workers who suddenly left their job on the grounds-crew staff for the plush Port Royale Golf Course, home to the PGA’s Grand Slam of Golf tournament.

Wendall Brown, chairman of the board of trustees for Bermuda’s public golf courses, said that, “They have been offered a temporary position at Port Royal until the Grand Slam. There are still special projects that we need to do like cleaning up and beautifying the course … All four of them have been given a job there. It’s on a temporary basis. Two of them speak fairly good English.”

While the men hope to settle permanently on the island and raise families, the British and US governments remain in conversations regarding these mens’ futures.

[Yahoo! via Sports by Brooks]


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