"His experience runs counter to academic studies, which show that guards and inmates at ordinary prisons tend to develop mutual hostility. But then, Holdbrooks is a contrarian by nature. He can also be conspiratorial. When his company visited the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Holdbrooks remembers thinking there had to be a broader explanation, and that the Bush administration must have colluded somehow in the plot."
Masha'allah. So here's a guy who doesn't become a sadistic bully just because he's a prison guard. And like the vast majority of Muslims, and more than 1/3rd of all Americans, he doesn't buy the ridiculous official myth of 9/11. Does this mean he's a contrarian -- or just a decent, thoughtful human being?
Our species could use a few more "contrarians" like this.
Also, it would be nice if Newsweek would stop using loaded language like "conspiratorial" to describe people who agree with almost all independent architects, engineers and scientists who have carefully studied the case, 80% of Muslims, and probably well over 50% of people worldwide that the official 9/11 story is a whitewash.