POWs will be treated "according to the teachings of Islam" Bernard Hibbitts at 8:29 AM ET
[JURIST] In an interview with BBC Radio, Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri has said that in dealing with Coalition prisoners of war Iraq will be guided by the principles of Islam as well as the Geneva Conventions:
First of all, we are committed to the teachings of Islam. We are faithful Muslims. We take care of our prisoners of war in accordance with our teachings of Islam.... We are committed first of all to the teachings of Islam and second we are committed to the conventions of Geneva in dealing with the prisoners of war. We are the people who created law when the grandfathers of Mr Blair and Mr Bush were living like animals in the caves, Iraqis created the law and were dealing with physics, arithmetic, literature and music.
Read more about the interview from the UK Press Association.
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