I think that we have no idea what really caused the riots and this is an effort by the government to silence media reporting on the way prisoners are being treated—i.e. terrible living conditions, torture, disrespect, and all the rest of the barbaric stuff.
Inhuman treatment is inhuman treatment, and the word WILL get out unless we kill every person we’ve been treating this way. The only people who WON’T know about it is the citizens of the US if the government gets its way.
In other words, I don’t think this has much to do with the beliefs or lack of beliefs of the rioters. How would we know what’s the basis for the riots? Somebody interviewed them? Took a poll? It’s just too easy to blame Newsweek. Exactly the same things in that Newsweek story have been reported at least since January in other news media.