During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims (worldwide) participate in a month-long fasting, even detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But, the Obama administration force-feeds 45 prisoners… and Islamic community leaders want them to stop.
According To U.K.’s The Guardian, rapper/actor Yasiin Bey, previously known as Mos Def, agreed to let himself experience the procedure in a four-minute film made by Human Rights organization Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia.
As shown in the video, the procedure looks very painful… and the actor said he volunteered to be force-fed to highlight what was happening to the hunger strikers in Guantánamo.
Other religious groups have also spoken out against the practice.