Thursday, September 6, 2012

U.S. Taliban Prisoner Lindh Sues for 'Religious Right' to Group Prayer

Colour me oh so sympathetic - NOT!!

From Radical Islam:

September 2, 2012

John Walker Lindh, left, in Afghanistan

Imprisoned American Taliban jihadist John Walker Lindh’s case that the Indiana prison is violating his religious freedom by not allowing him to pray as part of a group was severely diminished when an Islamic imam testified that such a requirement was not necessary.

Imam Ammar Amonette, who is affiliated with the same “Hanbali” school of Islamic thought as Lindh told a court that group prayer is not required if it isn’t possible. Amonette is an imam in a mosque in Richmond, Virginia.

The warden of the prison says that he cannot allow daily group prayer in the federal prison unit in Terre Haute, Indiana, where Lindh is serving because of security concerns and lack of enough Muslim chaplains.

Lindh testified that the warden’s reasons are “absurd” and “faulty.”

Lindh’s unit has 55 cells, the majority of which are filled by prisoners who are Muslims. Conversations between the prisoners are monitored in the unit.

Lindh’s lawyer has built his case on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, a federal law aimed at preventing laws that substantially burden a person's free exercise of their religion. ...

Boo-fricken-hoo is all I dare say here. Go read the rest of this pathetic story here.

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