DAVID TOWNSEND on the striking parallels between the crucifixion of Christ and the torture of Dilawar:
The guards hearing Jesus of Nazareth scream out “Eli, Eli,” supposed he was calling for Elias, not clearly understanding his native tongue. They decided to see if Elias would come to rescue him and took sadistic delight that Elias did not come to save him. Similarly, American guards returned often during the final 24 hours of Dilawar of Yakubi’s crucifixion to beat his dangling legs with pulpifying blows. “I would think it was about 100 strikes,” said the First Platoon’s Specialist Corey E. Jones. “Everybody heard him cry out and thought it was funny.”
(see my previous post on Dilawar).