Talk About Head Banging Music…

Posted by | December 10, 2008 20:08 | Filed under: Top Stories

Using bad music to torture people is being opposed by launched by the human rights group Reprieve. Horrific torture techniques are being accompanied by music designed to add to the torture.

Reprieve’s client Binyam Mohamed from North London – still held in Guantanamo Bay – suffered 18 months of torture in a Moroccan secret prison. During this time his penis was routinely slashed with razor blades, yet he describes the sensation of feeling his sanity slip during psychological torture as even more horrific. He spoke to Reprieve Director Clive Stafford Smith, his lawyer, in Guantánamo Bay:


“They hung me up. I was allowed a few hours of sleep on the second day, then hung up again, this time for two days. My legs had swollen. My wrists and hands had gone numb…. There was loud music, [Eminem’s] ‘Slim Shady’ and Dr. Dre for 20 days…. The CIA worked on people, including me, day and night…. Plenty lost their minds. I could hear people knocking their heads against the walls and the doors, screaming their heads off.”

Here are the songs used most frequently by the US (h/t Think Progress):

-“Dirrty,” Christina Aguilera

– “F*ck Your God,” Deicide

– “Shoot to Thrill,” AC/DC

– “We are The Champions,” Queen

– “I Love You,” from “Barney and Friends”

– “Born in the USA,” Bruce Springsteen

– “Babylon,” David Gray

– “White America,” Eminem

– “Sesame Street” theme song

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