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Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine

Terrorist Sues Over Jail Uniform’s Violation of Muslim Doctrine

MAY 27, 2014

Here is one of those shameful only in America stories: A convicted terrorist serving 20 years in a high-security Indiana facility is suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons because the mandatory jail uniform violates Muslim wardrobe rules.

Can anyone imagine this occurring in any other country? The unbelievable story comes out of the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary in western Indiana. The facility houses 1,514 male offenders, including a convict dubbed the American Taliban. His name is John Walker Lindh and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks he was captured in Afghanistan for aiding the Taliban against United States troops.

Lindh subsequently pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban and carrying explosives. His trial was held in Virginia, a stone’s throw from the Pentagon, and he was slapped with a 20-year sentence. The story made international headlines because Lindh was born in the U.S. and he spent his formative years in an upscale Northern California community. No one could fathom how he ended up in al Qaeda training camps in the Middle East. Here’s how his defense attorney explains it to the mainstream media: “He was a soldier in the Taliban. He did it for religious reasons. He did it as a Muslim, and history overcame him.”

A few years ago Lindh sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the right to pray five times a day with fellow Muslim inmates. The facility allowed prisoners to pray alone in their cell, but banned group prayers for security reasons. The Koran says that prayers must be conducted in a group, Lindh said, and a federal judge agreed, ruling that barring Muslims from engaging in the daily group ritual violates a 1990s law that forbids the government from curtailing religious speech. “The denial of daily group prayer opportunities substantially burdens Mr. Lindh’s religious beliefs,” the judge wrote.

Now the convicted terrorist, who is going by the name Yahya (the prophet of Islam in Arabic) instead of John, is again invoking religious rights to change his prison uniform. In a lawsuit filed against the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Lindh claims that Islam prohibits Muslim men from wearing pants below their ankles. Federal jail attire includes pants and forbids hemming those pants above the ankles. That’s why it’s called a uniform, because all the convicts must be dressed exactly the same.

Here’s a snippet from the complaint filed by Lindh’s attorneys at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): “Yahya Lindh is Muslim and it is a clear tenet of Islam that Muslim men are prohibited from wearing pants below their ankles. Despite this, it is a formal policy of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons that ‘Islamic inmates may not hem or wear their pants above the ankle.’ This policy imposes a substantial, and unjustified, burden on the religious exercise of Mr. Lindh and all Muslim prisoners with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

The actual tenet of Islam involves the length of a robe, but is also applied to pants. Mohammed claimed that having a long robe was arrogant and those who wore them would go to hell. That means if your pants are too long, you go to hell as well. The prophet Allah said that “the dress that is under the ankle is in the Hellfire.” That means convicted terrorists, who tried to murder Americans, can sue to wear the shorter pants, so as to avoid Islamic hell.

This brings to mind a separate case demanding “Islamically permissible” food for all prison inmates in the U.S. The federal government already provides Muslim prison inmates with special meals prepared according to Islamic law, but only a few states do it and a U.S.-based terrorist front group demanded a change earlier this year. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which pretends to be a Muslim civil rights group, actually ordered Florida prison officials to offer Muslim inmates halal meals, which would cost taxpayers in the Sunshine State a lot more than the regular jailhouse cuisine. It would fall under religious accommodation.  It’s fair to say that this one will also end up in court.














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  • ninetyninepct

    A lot less mussy terrorists is even better.

  • capt. crunch

    Isn’t it absolutely funny when idiots in jail complain about silly stuff? Tell him to shut up and do his time.

  • Ophelia5338

    Who is paying for these lawsuits???. ..rhetorical!!!
    When you go to prison you give up some of your liberties. …ok
    If u don’t want to give up liberties don’t blow ppl up…
    It is ridiculous and dangerous to keep coddling prisoners.
    The staff is put at risk each time a bone headed judge makes a bone headed decision like this.
    Safety in the prisons should trump any right these buckers think they have. Once you’re a convicted criminal u should have very little right to anything. Be glad we aren’t an Islamic country or ur but would be hung and put on display.

  • CopperDollar

    We should hang Muslim terrorist within 24 hours. They are not American citizens and we are not required to give them due process. One less Muslim terrorist is good.

  • Joanne haftl

    I suggest he get on his muslim knees and thank “allah” that his head is still sits on his shoulders. Suck it up, traitor. You gave up your right to have any demands or opinions. It’s way past time for the US to latch onto some common sense.

  • http://www.eatmyfartsIslam.com billwhit1357

    He should be in Gitmo, but it would be better if he no longer breathed decent peoples air!

  • http://www.eatmyfartsIslam.com billwhit1357

    You mean no one has killed this maggot yet? Let’s get it done! I will offer any inmate a pack of cigarettes, a roll of toilet paper, and a soda if they put this maggot in the cooler!

  • 2eRep

    Just kill him.

  • Rusty Kaars

    What makes this terrorist think he is better than any other prisoner? The old adage applies here; “if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”.

  • carolisme

    Any request by anybody who is incarcerated that goes beyond basic human rights, should automatically be denied. That is what being in jail is all about… loss of rights because of breaking our laws. If the man doesn’t like it then he should not have done what he did. He made his choice when he teamed up with the Taliban against the U.S.. Let him rot naked in his prison cell if he feels he should have special privileges for being an enemy of our country.

  • lawngren

    This is stupid. Why is a terrorist alive to complain? If he’s in custody and a terrorist, execute him.

  • ArmyAviator

    Why is a traitor such as “Yahya” Talliban John Walker incarcerated in the USA at all? This ass is a traitor, murderer and a stain on humanity. He should have been shot on the scene, and it’s too bad he wasn’t.

  • DeadMessenger

    If you require pedal-pushers and special food, you best take care to stay out of jail, terrorist criminal.

  • Kazlo

    Give them all hot pants to wear.

  • H8_Liberals

    The ACLU is the most dangerous, anti-American, biased organization and needs to be dismantled. It has propagated the moral decay in this country by advancing the GBLT agenda, has battled against any form religious expression and all references in general throughout society to religion, and many times has frivolous lawsuits/arguments which impede the judicial process. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values, and our Founding Fathers understood the importance of God in man’s daily life, which the ACLU is trying adamantly to destroy. This country is adrift from a moral and spiritual sense, much of which is because of the ACLU. And now, they’re backing this terrorist traitor to honor his demands, which is absolutely ridiculous. He is a CRIMINAL, a PRISONER, and has lost the majority of his rights. The United States should NEVER kowtow to these terrorists, but because of the bullish*t Progressive agenda of Political Correctness, our leaders will probably cave. Absolutely disgusting practice by both, but especially by the ACLU.

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