Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lindh lawyer to push for 5 daily group prayers

John Lindh is waging a successful jihad from his prison cell.  Instead of isolating Lindh to prevent him from spreading Islam, the authorities are complying with Sharia law.  All incarcerated Muslim terrorists must be held in isolation to prevent them from recruiting more terrorists and hatching plots among themselves.


Lindh lawyer to push for 5 daily group prayers

By CHARLES WILSON, Associated Press
Updated 1:43 pm, Wednesday, March 20, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer who helped American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates win the right to hold daily group prayers in a high-security unit said he'll ask a judge to order that they be allowed to pray together five times a day, as Islam requires.

Chris Burke, a Bureau of Federal Prisons spokesman, said that since March 12, inmates of all religions housed in the Terre Haute federal prison's Communications Management Unit have been allowed to pray together three times per day.

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal director Ken Falk, who represented Lindh in his lawsuit against the prison bureau, said U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson's Jan. 11 ruling requires that the prison allow five daily group prayers.

"Basically, it's our contention that they're not complying with the court order," Falk said Tuesday. "The judge's order is pretty clear."

A prison bulletin dated March 12 says only 10 inmates at a time can use the unit's multi-purpose room for group prayer during the hours the room is open. It wasn't clear how prison officials arrived at the limit of three prayers a day.

Those housed in Lindh's unit are considered extreme security risks and their interactions are closely monitored. Until this month, inmates housed in the unit were only allowed to pray together once per week or during Ramadan or on other significant religious holidays. At other times, inmates had to pray alone in their cells and hope to hear each other through the walls.

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