GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ACLU sues prison over muslim prayers....

Give me a break...I wish the ACLU would find better things to sue about...
Two Muslim inmates held in a special unit at the federal prison in Terre Haute say they aren't allowed to pray in groups as often as their religion commands and have asked a federal judge to ease worship limits imposed by the Bureau of Prisons.

The prison in western Indiana houses several high-security inmates, including American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence for aiding Afghanistan's now-defunct Taliban government.

The June 16 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana challenges limits on Islamic worship in the prison's restrictive Communications Management Unit, where about 30 of the 40 inmates are Muslim.

Muslims are required to pray five times a day, but the lawsuit, filed on behalf of inmates Enaam Arnaout and Randall T. Royer, says inmates in the CMU are allowed to pray as a group just one hour a week. The ACLU claims that violates a federal law barring the government from restricting religious activities without showing a compelling need.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Frances said...

I may not always agree with the ACLU, but they are vigilant in protections of what they see as liberty. That being said, I don't see why the Muslims need group prayers except on Fridays. Group worship is nice, but do all non-imprisoned Muslims go daily to the mosque?

5:53 PM  
Blogger Gadget said...

Well, hell then! All the other prisoners with different religions need to get on this bandwagon! After all, Churches, Synagogues and Temples were also created for group worship weren't they?

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get minority groups. They benefit enormously from constitutional rights. It's puzzling to me that a gay guy who benefits from judicial interpretations of the constitution would begrudge another minority from having their day in court.

Its like sikhs being against gay marriage.

You are a typical conservative. You only want to see rights extended to your group and you criticize others for trying to protect their rights. Shame on you.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous DoorHold said...

"Muslims are required to pray five times a day, but the lawsuit, filed on behalf of inmates Enaam Arnaout and Randall T. Royer, says inmates in the CMU are allowed to pray as a group just one hour a week."

I don't recall any religious REQUIREMENT that Muslims pray in "groups."

3:04 PM  

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