Ramadan started this week for Muslims around the world, but what is a solemn time of fasting and reflection has become a flashpoint at the Guantanamo federal prison. There, some inmates on hunger strike are seeking court orders to stop the U.S. government from force-feeding them.
The inmates' cause has been taken up by rapper Mos Def, who now goes by Yasiin Bey. Yesterday, he released a video of him undergoing a forced feeding that has since gone viral.
With more on the Guantanamo forcefeeding controversy during Ramadan is Carol Rosenberg, who reports on Guantanamo for the Miami Herald.