Bridgeview used car salesman Muhammad Salah recalls being beaten, housed in a “refrigerator cell” and threatened with rape by Israeli soldiers until he admitted to bankrolling overseas terrorists, according to a new filing in U.S. District Court.

In an odd twist, the interrogation was witnessed by embattled New York Times reporter Judith Miller, and defense attorneys suggested Monday the best way for the U.S. government to prove its case — and prove Salah wasn’t abused — is to call the controversial journalist to the witness stand.

“We think the government is going to call her,” said Chicago defense attorney Michael E. Deutsch.

The prosecutor? Patrick Fitzgerald. This certainly complicates things. (Via Petrelis Files).

UPDATE: More here.