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Gitmo looking for instructors on pastels, Photoshop
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The terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is looking for instructors to provide "intellectual stimulation" to its prisoners by teaching seminars on anything from pastels to Photoshop, CNS News first reported Monday.
A solicitation for the open positions states that the objective "is to provide routine Library services and Detainee Seminars, such as Literacy, Nutrition, Horticulture, Science and Art Programs, as well as Life Skills programs to the JDG detainee population (166 detainees)," the Performance Work Statement, submitted by the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, reads.
According to CNS News, the Work Statement outlines the requirements for each seminar category. The art seminar includes water color painting, charcoal sketching, Arabic calligraphy, acrylic painting and pastel painting.
Detainees who attend the "Life Skills" seminar will be taught Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Photoshop, CNS News reports.
Guantanamo Bay "is home to 166 terrorist trainers, financiers, bomb makers, Osama Bin Laden bodyguards, recruiters and facilitators," CNS News reports. The teaching positions will not be open to women.
"Due to cultural and religious considerations, seminars shall be given by a male instructor," the Work Statement reads.
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