Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Flight 253 Plotters Had Been Released From Gitmo

From a report by ABC news:
Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Al-Harbi has since changed his name to Muhamad al-Awfi.
Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab claimed that these men provided him with the explosive device he managed to smuggle aboard the plane.  Upon being released the men participated in much-criticized rehabilitation programs, which have been noted for their inability to rehabilitate.  Released detainees are quick to rejoin terrorist groups after token participation in them.
One program gives the former detainees paints and crayons as part of the rehabilitation regimen.
Inside sources have provided this blog with examples of the art produced by Muhamad Attik al-Harbi.  Analysis of their subject matter and execution clearly show an increase in fanaticism, rather than the catharsis of expression the program is designed to evoke for peaceful assimilation into nonviolent life.

Consider the subject matter of the first painting:

While there is a theme of remorse, there is an ironic tone that undercuts that theme.  The lack of subtlety to the color scheme and choice of medium (velvet) depicts a feigned, insincere sadness.  This is more clear in the context of the next painting:

The decline in quality from the first painting show an increasing contempt and ironic disdain for its subject matter, which, disturbingly, is a potent symbol of Western Culture generally and the United States specifically.

When considering the final piece in this disturbing triptych, it is shocking to consider that anyone viewing the three paintings together can come to the conclusion that the artist is anything other than a homicidal jihadist.  Its horrific glorification of violent transformation provoke red flags impossible to count.  The painting is a textbook example of the perverse fantasy landscape of the psychotically twisted mind:

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