Tagged with Torture

NEWS: Music, Torture, and Empire

In the stunning article “Disco-Reggae at Abu Ghraib: Music, the Bible and Torture” Erin Runions reports on the treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war. Those interviewed reported being forced to listen to “constant repetitions of Psalm 137—in the jaunty, disco-reggae rendition of Boney M’s “Rivers of Babylon.” While this seems rather benign, Runions attempts to … Continue reading

NEWS: A Faith Denied: Death or Conversion in Mona’s Dream

Production of a new film entitled Mona’s Dream, is due to commence in October this year, commissioned by director Jack Lenz. This potentially controversial film examines the story of Mona Mahmudnizhad, her father and her companions who were captured, interrogated, tortured and murdered by the Iranian government because of their Bahá’í faith in Iran, 1983. … Continue reading