Posted by: sean | June 18, 2006

American Taliban

Esquire magazing has an interesting piece on John Walker Lindh, the American guy who was fighting in the ranks of the Taliban against the Northern Alliance when the US invaded in 2001. Strangely, part of his sentence is that he’s not allowed to speak Arabic in prison, which means he cannot pray out loud. Talking to a friend of mine last night about the article, he reacted to it by saying that if the sentence isn’t cruel, it certainly is unusual.

The article is a little long and written with an odd tone of deference or piety that I’m not sure really works, but it is very interesting and worth a read nonetheless.


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