Lindh Sues for Prison Prayer Group

Lindh Sues for Prison Prayer Group

There are 7 comments on the Free Republic story from Aug 27, 2012, titled Lindh Sues for Prison Prayer Group. In it, Free Republic reports that:

John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam and went to travel the world. U.S. authorities eventually captured him in Afghanistan after 9/11, when he was allegedly fighting alongside the Taliban.

His story was the focus of a "Law and Order" episode, and a song called "John Walker's Blues" by Steve Earle.

For the last five years, Lindh has been living in a secret prison facility in Indiana with convicted terrorists, neo Nazis and other inmates who get special monitoring ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Aug 27, 2012
from Free Republic:

"The devout Muslim wants to be able to pray together with his fellow inmates every day from inside the walls of his secret prison unit in Terre Haute, Ind.

"'They can sit around and talk about politics or football or whatever philosophy,' says Ken Falk, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union who's representing Lindh.'The one thing they're not allowed to do is pray together for their daily prayers, which many Muslims believe is required or at least strongly preferred'...

"The Bureau of Prisons didn't want to talk about the specifics of the case. But they argued in court papers that allowing inmates to pray together every day could pose a security threat and could ignite violence against Muslims by prisoners who follow other religions."

Ironic as outside of prison in the islamic world, violence against other religions usually follows Friday call to prayer.

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Since: Jan 12

Terre Haute, In

#3 Aug 27, 2012
Why can't he pray alone? Federal judges have always ruled on the side of security vs. liberty. No one is trying to stop him from his religious exercises, they're just not allowing him to assemble with other inmates. Seems pretty reasonable to me, you wouldn't want inmates talking to each other to plan hostile acts.
Pike Bishop

Nicosia, Cyprus

#4 Aug 27, 2012
Why didn't they just execute this punk when captured in Afghanistan instead of having to feed this pig for 20 years?
Can you imagine a non-muslim in a muslim jail suing the authorities?
Amen.
Rkennedy_christi an

Fayetteville, AR

#5 Aug 27, 2012
when you get more than one muslim terrorist then they will plot together to create terror on american society. keep them separated. if he wanted to pray in a group he shouldn't have declared war on the US!!!!
Naturally Wired

Moncton, Canada

#6 Aug 27, 2012
Ah come on, let him bend over 5 times a day in prison.

http://lolsnaps.com/news/7553/0/
bigIrish

Hansford, WV

#7 Aug 27, 2012
Pike Bishop wrote:
Why didn't they just execute this punk when captured in Afghanistan instead of having to feed this pig for 20 years?
Can you imagine a non-muslim in a muslim jail suing the authorities?
Amen.
I agree, our troops shouldve just killed him. He deserves no rights. If he wanted to fight against us then he should be executed. And why do we the taxpayers have to pay to keep all the scum in all the prisons alive. I say bring the death penalty back nationwide. If your a terrorist, pedophile, murderer, rapist you should pay the piper. It would cut down in over population in the prison. It would also help with the debt of this country and probably serve as a detterent to these violent crimes. If the criminals they would pay with there own life they would think twice. Guarantee it.
Wizard

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Aug 27, 2012
Pike Bishop wrote:
Why didn't they just execute this punk when captured in Afghanistan instead of having to feed this pig for 20 years?
Can you imagine a non-muslim in a muslim jail suing the authorities?
Amen.
Best post I've read today!

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