October 3, 2006, - 3:45 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Time to start a Gitmo chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance.
Despite all the baseless complaints that Islamic terrorist prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are maltreated and not given good or enough food, their weight gain says otherwise.
The magnificent halal meals are so good and so calorie-laden–and the appetites of the Islamic terrorist prisoners so hearty–that the Islamofascist inmates have gained a lot of weight.
From a just-published AP story:
Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay are becoming fat.
Meals totaling a whopping 4,200 calories per day are brought to their cells–U.S. government dietary guidelines recommend 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day for weight maintenance–and some inmates are eating everything on the menu.
One detainee has almost doubled in weight, to 410 pounds (186 kilograms), Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, spokesman for the detention facilities, said Monday. . . .
Detainees are simply served a wide variety of food and expected to choose what appeals to them.
“The detainees are advised that they are offered more food than necessary to provide choice and variety, and that consuming all the food they are offered will result in weight gain,” he said.
Most of the prisoners were picked up in Afghanistan and other conflict zones and were slightly underweight when they arrived at the military prison in southeast Cuba. Since then, they’ve gained an average of 20 pounds (9 kilograms), and most are now “normal to mildly overweight or mildly obese,” he said.
The meals include meats prepared according to Islamic guidelines, fresh bread and yogurt. . . . Traditional desserts and honey are served during the Ramadan observances.
The calorie intake at Guantanamo is well above the norm for federal inmates in the United States–they receive about 2,900 calories a day, said U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Michael Truman. . . .
Citing prison rules, Guantanamo officials wouldn’t disclose the identity of their heaviest detainee, but Durand said he now weighs 410 pounds (186 kilograms), and arrived in 2002 weighing 215 pounds (98 kilograms).
Hmmm . . . . Sounds like Rush Limbaugh needs to make sure he has XXXL sizes available for his Club Gitmo t-shirts.
Predictably, liberal “human rights” activists from SHAmnesty International are complaining that these prisoners are getting fat because they are stuck in small cells all day. On the contrary, these is hardly Islamic terrorist foie gras in development. Prisoners who behave are given up to 12 hours of exercise time per day, again well more and far better than prisoners in the U.S. domestic prison system. And they have a full gym of treadmills, stationary bikes, and other exercise equipment.
Sounds like Club Med, with better food.
Thanks to reader Jeff H. for the tip.
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