A rapper who goes by the name Yasiin Bey, formerly ‘Mos Def, apparently feels really bad for the terrorists down in Gitmo because he participated in a ‘human rights’ video blasting the practice of force-feeding. It’s a bizarre position for Mos Def to take considering the force-feeding method human rights groups are complaining about is actually saving the lives of terrorists. What would they prefer... starvation?
"There are currently 100 inmates in Guantanamo who are carrying out a hunger strike, according to the Guardian, about 45 prisoners are being force‑fed. Human rights organizations have condemned the practice," Glenn said on radio this morning.
To draw attention to the practice of force-feeding, Bey underwent to the process himself. In the video, which is at the end of this article, Bey has a plastic tube inserted through his nose and into his stomach and nutrients are pumped in. Bey appears to be in extreme discomfort during the procedure, and when the tube is dislodged he is unable to continue.
While reviewing the story, Glenn said that he didn't think that it was incumbent on America to force-feed anyone and if the prisoners wanted to starve themselves they should be allowed to.
"I don't want to starve anybody myself. I don't want to do that. I want to be the country that we all love and appreciate and the one that, you know, is feared by its enemies but should not be a country that is feared by all. But feared by its enemies," Glenn said, "And they want to starve themselves to death? Let them starve themselves to death."
Stu agreed, saying that Gitmo officials were providing the prisoners with food in their cell and it was up to them to eat it.
"Our requirement in this situation is to put some sort of food in their cell. If they don't eat it, then they don't eat it," Stu said.
Glenn said that we should not feel sorry for terrorists who were planning to kill Americans, and he mocked the idea that the rapper was trying to create sympathy for the prisoners with his video.
"Guys who were on the battlefield shooting us, guys who are admittedly despise the United States of America and would like to kill us all. Really? We're going to turn around because they starve themselves to death? It's an awful, horrible, horrible thing. It is not a humane way to kill someone, but we're not killing them; (the prisoners themselves) are," Glenn said.
Watch the video below: