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Ghana: bishops protest arrival of prisoners released from Guantanamo

January 13, 2016

The Catholic bishops of Ghana have questioned their government’s decision to admit two former prisoners from the American prison at Guantanamo.

The bishops questioned whether the men, who had been accused of terrorism, could be regarded as harmless:

“If indeed these two persons are harmless and if they have been ‘cleared’ of any terrorist act by the US government, as our government and the US government and some others want us to believe, why were they not sent back to Yemen or Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan where they come from or taken to the USA, which found them harmless?”

Noting the existing danger of terrorism in Africa, posed especially by Boko Haram militants, the bishops of Ghana suggested that the government should “act in the best interest of the nation by sending these men back to wherever they came from.”

 
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  • Posted by: loumiamo - Jan. 15, 2016 12:57 PM ET USA

    Attagirl, brenda, my thought exactly.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Jan. 14, 2016 9:17 AM ET USA

    At least somewhere in the world the Church is exhibiting basic common sense - which I don't believe Jesus had anything against.