June 20, 2007, - 10:00 am

Hot Off the Presses: Get Your Gitmo Terrorists Poetry Book

By Debbie Schlussel
Awwww. How touching. The murderous Islamic terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay have a new book of poetry out.
You see, they aren’t really bad people, after all. Because they write about serenity, hearts, dreams, loneliness, and love. And real terrorists would nevah evah do that. Right?
Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that “Poems From Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak”–an 84-page anthology of terrorist poetry–will be published in August by the University of Iowa Press. OH. Now I get why the same University–University of Iowa–spent all last week, using your tax dollars to attack me, lie, and train public school teachers to become more sensitive to terrorists. This is part of a whole campaign.

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According to the Journal, the University is publishing the book to

give readers an unusual glimpse into the emotional lives of the largely nameless and faceless prisoners there.

Adolf Eichmann is bummed out, looking up from his perch in hell. Damn. If only he’d thought of this, he might have died in peace instead of being executed for crimes against humanity.
What’s next–”Gitmo Terrorists Do James Taylor and John Denver Covers”? I think that should be in the revised Al-Qaeda training manual under “What to do When You Get Caught.”
So, who was the far-left terrorist butt-kisser that thought of this great flowers-and-mirth terrorists-are-sensitive-girlie-men-who-wouldn’t-hurt-a-fly-but-love-butterflies campaign?

The collection, translated from Arabic, was compiled by Marc Falkoff, a defense lawyer with a literary bent. Mr. Falkoff, who got a Ph.D. in English before he went to law school, represents 17 Yemeni prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and he dedicated the book to his clients, describing them in the inscription as “my friends inside the wire.”

“My friends inside the wire”? Puh-leeze. Let’s send them and him on a camping trip on a deserted island . . . and see if they’re still his friends (and if Falkoff is still alive) after they’re done with him.

In the summer of 2005, he received a poem with a religious theme from one of his clients, Abdulsalam Ali Abdulrahman al-Hela. A few weeks later, a second client, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, sent him a poem called “The Shout of Death.” Both men are accused of belonging to al Qaeda.

Yes, we’ve already heard “The Shout of Death.” It’s actually a gurgle–you know, the gurgle we heard from Nick Berg as he was being sliced to death; the same gurgle we’ve heard from so many others so brutally murdered by these new Al-Qaeda poets’ comrades.

The two had included the poems in their regular letters to Mr. Falkoff, which are by military regulation first sent to a government facility near Washington to be reviewed by security officials. The two poems remain classified.
Intrigued, Mr. Falkoff emailed other Guantanamo Bay lawyers to ask whether any of them had clients who wrote poems. They did. Mr. Falkoff began putting together his collection.

Commander J.D. Gordon, a Defense Department spokesman has it right about this new-found Jim-Croce-style terrorist propaganda:

While a few detainees at Guantanamo Bay have made efforts to author what they claim to be poetry, given the nature of their writings they have seemingly not done so for the sake of art. They have attempted to use this medium as merely another tool in their battle of ideas against Western democracies.

The Journal adds that Gordon and the military are “absolutely” concerned that the poetry can be used to pass coded messages to other terrorists. So why the heck are they allowing this? If they really want to express their feminine sides through art, tell them to remake Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You is Easy ‘Cuz Your Beautiful.” La-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la . . . . Now that would be appropriate.
Oh, and by the way, one of the terrorist poets laureate at Gitmo is Sami al Haj, an Al-Jazeera cameraman has been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 on suspicion of aiding Al-Qaeda terrorists. His “poetry”:

When I heard pigeons cooing in the trees/Hot tears covered my face; When the lark chirped, my thoughts composed/A message for my son.

Aw. A lot of people wish they could send messages to their son’s. but they can’t because Mr. Al-Haj’s terrorist buddies murdered their sons.
The Journal reports that most of the poems are political messages against the Bush Administration, including more from Al-Haj:

America, you ride on backs of orphans/and terrorize them daily; I am a captive, but the crimes are my captors’.

I think I like Minnie Riperton better.

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7 Responses

Jeez,I could only imagine Debbie if these animals would learn Haiku …
“A bird in a tree
it sings a zionist song
I want to kill it”

Chiefscotty24 on June 20, 2007 at 10:58 am

This is the best example yet that academicians (life-long school kids) actually contribute very little to society. Now don’t get bent… real TEACHERS are in short supply and woefully underpaid. But these nitwit Ph.d.’s get tenured and twitter away valuable time and money studying terrorist poetry? Puh-leeeeze! If they really want to do this, I say we get to pick the winning entry. The winner gets a SPEEDY trial and SWIFT execution. Is it “code”? Hell yes. Remember, these murder-monkeys are still a derivative of modern homo-sapiens with enough intelligence to act with evil intent.

FreeAmerican on June 20, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Mr. Falkoff had his name legally changed as to not show his true colors…

1shot1kill on June 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm

There is so much attention on the high class treatment the Gitmo prisoners are receiving in courtesy of the same butt-licking treasonous left who would like to see our 8 marines being incacerated under false charges hanged. No one has anything to say about the maltreatment of our boys being detained in Camp Penalton,not even the humanitarians,so called.Yet, there is no book or poem being published about a day in a life of a falsely accused marine who might face a death penalty for defending himself and fellow combatants from the islam-o-murderers akin to or if not the same as the p.o.w’s being detained in Gitmo.These gitmo prisoners are getting fat from the adundance of meals,medical attention,religious accomodations,tlc entertainment and poetry mandated by the liberals while the marines might get a lethal injection or a noose around their necks.

Jew Chick on June 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

More haiku:
Filthy Muslim scum
Pig dung is superior
To your holy book

Dan E Boye on June 20, 2007 at 2:04 pm

This sort of “granted celebrity” given to them by the extreme liberals, the hollyweird panders and (unfortunately) academia, is reminiscent of all the hoopla surrounding Tookie Williams. THe man savagely murdered four people in a most hideous way, the murder had racial overtones, he founded one of the nastiest and most infamous gangs in America, and the bleeding heart left wanted him released from death row because he wrote a childrens book.. At least they did give Tookie the gurney ride, despite all the liberal outcry.

Mistress_Dee on June 20, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Haiku mania!
Beneath her burqa
a plaintive wail is stifled,
stoning her, he smiles.

Southernops on June 20, 2007 at 6:17 pm

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