Muslim inmates struggle to keep pract...

Muslim inmates struggle to keep practices in prison

There are 10 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from May 13, 2011, titled Muslim inmates struggle to keep practices in prison. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. - Renzee Standberry is a leader, mentor and brother. He's also a devout Muslim serving a 30-year sentence at Indiana State Prison.

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“The Defiant Dhimmi”

Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#1 May 13, 2011
"a devout Muslim serving a 30-year sentence at Indiana State Prison"

30 years? You don't get 30 years for driving over the speed limit. You get 30 years for murder and yes he is a murder. He murdered his wife. And now we should admire him? Because he is a better Muslim?

"About 7.6 percent of the prison's total population identify themselves as Muslim to officials, up from 5.7 percent in 2005."

Less than 1% of the US population are Muslims. Last I checked it was .6%. That would mean, that in proportionate of overall population, a prison inmate is 100 times as likely to be a Muslim.

Can some Muslim explain that to me?
They must have all faced Jewish judges.

Since: May 08

Wiesbaden, Germany

#3 May 13, 2011
I was wondering about the 30 years, too;)

Converts are the worst!
LOL

Southampton, UK

#4 May 13, 2011
Islam is a garbage religion well suited to the garbage of humanity.
Quiet_Dave

Tucson, AZ

#5 May 13, 2011
I volunteer in the Prisons for my own faith. I can confirm that a rediscovery of faith helps many. Sadly, for too many that does not extend long outside the walls of a facility, unless the reborn find a support system (Some folks that will accept them, and a job that provides a living wage). As far as their faith helps them cope and improve, great.

However, I'm extremely distrustful of Islam in the prisons. Most that I've encountered or learned of devolve from two types of Islam: 1) The Nation of Islam, which preaches a twisted form of Islam and an ideology that can easily be considered a Black KKK; 2) the Wahhabi or Salafi form of Sunni Islam, a dangerously radical fundamentalist form of Islam. Both have been a growing force in our prison system since writers for Readers' Digest sounded the alarm back in the late 1960's. Islam, as taught in our prison systems, is a third front, a brood of vipers, we are nurturing in our bosom. That are taught to reject many of our Judeo-Christian values.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#6 May 14, 2011
Islam should be banned from the prisons. But more muzzies should be locked up.
Amelia

Tucson, AZ

#7 May 14, 2011
Quiet_Dave, I also live in Tucson and am interested in your comments. They sound pertinent and right on. What part of town do you live in? I'm in the Northwest.

Do you know any Iraqi Muslims in Tucson or are you associated with any of the Arab community there?
Quiet_Dave

Tucson, AZ

#8 May 14, 2011
Amelia wrote:
Quiet_Dave, I also live in Tucson and am interested in your comments. They sound pertinent and right on. What part of town do you live in? I'm in the Northwest.
Do you know any Iraqi Muslims in Tucson or are you associated with any of the Arab community there?
I live in Cochise Co. and I'm not associated with any of the Persian or Arab communities in AZ. I've had many Muslim and ME friends through-out my life though.
Amelia

Tucson, AZ

#9 May 14, 2011
Thanks, Quiet_Dave. Appreciated your thoughts. Had a bad experience with a Shi'ite Iraqi man here in Tucson who seems not to be a real Muslim although he prays Salat 5 times a day.

There are hypocrites and evildoers in all religions.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#10 May 14, 2011
Islam is a religion that attracts violent murderous people to it. Why is this not a big surprise?
Quiet_Dave

Tucson, AZ

#11 May 15, 2011
Amelia wrote:
Thanks, Quiet_Dave. Appreciated your thoughts. Had a bad experience with a Shi'ite Iraqi man here in Tucson who seems not to be a real Muslim although he prays Salat 5 times a day.
There are hypocrites and evildoers in all religions.
That's the honest truth. I've met good and faithful men and women of many different faiths; you will always have those that are sincere and honest, and those that are hypocrites. I've known Muslims and Jews that made me feel ashamed for my poor efforts, and I'm sure we may unknowingly affect others just the same.

I hope you can find a worthy man to be your life's companion, if that is your state.

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