The following is an opinion article written by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
I'm sure you've heard about the details in the so-called "CIA Torture Report" released by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday morning. With many coming out against "enhanced interrogation techniques" — some would even call it torture — I thought it important to debunk what I really think is just hooey.
Sure, the CIA took many of my brothers into custody at secret black sites for rough interrogations to garner information about future attacks. Hell, even I was questioned myself when I was in Iraq. But what I keep hearing is people portraying this as some rogue operation and the CIA was out of bounds.
The bottom line: The CIA did not torture, and trust me, I know torture.
The program was authorized at the highest levels, and it was built on solid legal footing. Just like when my low-level fighters make kafirs stand on broken legs to get them talking, or keep them awake for 180 hours straight to teach them proper Sharia justice — authorized by my decree in the Islamic State — it's legal.
Sometimes you need to get your hands dirty if you want to prevent mass casualty attacks. If that means shoving hummus up a detainee's ass, then so be it.
While I strongly disagree with the infidels at the CIA, the agents with histories of violence and mistreatment of others who worked at the infamous Cobalt "black site" in Afghanistan deserve a lot of praise. They ought to be decorated, not criticized.