Thursday, September 02, 2010

ACLU & The American Taliban

"American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and another Muslim inmate have asked a judge to order a federal prison to allow them and other Muslims in their highly restricted cell block to pray as a group, in accordance with their beliefs.

The American Civil Liberties Union last Thursday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for summary judgment on behalf of Lindh, 29, and Enaam Arnaout, 47, who claim that the prison's policy restricting group prayer in the Communications Management Unit violates their religious rights. The ACLU contends there are no disputes over the facts of the case and that the law is on the inmates' side, and asks the judge to rule in their favor.

Lindh, who is serving a 20-year sentence at the Terre Haute prison for aiding Afghanistan's now-defunct Taliban government, wrote in a legal declaration that his religion requires him to pray five times a day, preferably in a group. "This is one of the primary obligations of Islam," he wrote..." (source)

I loathe this little rich kid...regardless of the 10,000 excuses his father makes for him (Speaking of Frank Lindh, I wonder how the 'devout Muslim' feels about the fact that his father has remarried...a man...?) The judge should rule that if he truly gave a crap about retaining his RIGHTS under the Constitution of the United States of America he shouldn't have been FIGHTING AGAINST them! If he would have been RIGHTFULLY charged with TREASON, this would be a non-issue...as it should be. I say we dispense with the formalities and toss him into Earl's eye and see if that will appease the storm...

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