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Washington Post Worries About Too Few Muslim Chaplains in Va. Prisons ^ | 08/23/2010 | Ken Shepherd

Posted on 08/23/2010 9:44:02 AM PDT by Pyro7480

hose familiar with the Washington Post know that the paper is a staunch defender of a very liberal vision of the separation of church and state. For example, the paper's editorial board was heavily critical of the Supreme Court's Mojave cross ruling.

But when it comes to the supposed dearth of Muslim chaplains at Virginia prisons, Sunday's Metro section went into full hand-wringing mode. "Inadequate Funds for Chaplains," complained a subheader for the page B1 story by staffer Kevin Sieff.

"In Va., most money goes to Protestant clergy," another subheadline for the story "Support limited for Muslims in prison"* lamented.

Of course, it wasn't until paragraph 27 that Sieff noted that "[n]either Catholic nor Jewish chaplains have sought funding from corrections officials." As Sieff explained early in his article, "a 200-year-old interpretation of the state constitution... bars Virginia from doing any faith-based hiring" and "is the only state where prison chaplains are contractors, not state employees." Sure, "Muslim chaplains could visit correctional facilities to minister to Virginia's 32,000 inmates," Sieff explained, "but they received no funds from the state" until a $25,000 grant was given to Muslim Chaplain Services of Virginia last July.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: chaplains; islam; prisons; washingtonpost
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1 posted on 08/23/2010 9:44:08 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Children, poor, minorities to be hardest hit .....

2 posted on 08/23/2010 9:45:30 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Pyro7480
Here's a question. What percentage of the prison population are Muslim compared to the population at large?
3 posted on 08/23/2010 9:46:02 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Pyro7480

Sounds as if there may be quite a few muslims in prison....

Why is that??

4 posted on 08/23/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Molon Labe.)
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To: Fido969

More than you’d think...Prislam feeds on converting hard core criminals into hard core Islamic criminals...

5 posted on 08/23/2010 9:55:50 AM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Pyro7480

Yes, it is the “religion of color”.

Most of our prisons are over flowing with blacks.

6 posted on 08/23/2010 10:09:43 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Pyro7480
Yes we need MORE of this!!

Radical Islam and U.S. Prisons
Chuck Colson

What's hidden in the shadows

I don't usually make predictions, but here's one I'll venture: If, God forbid, an attack by home-grown Islamist radicals occurs on American soil, many, if not most, of the perpetrators will have converted to Islam while in prison.

I am hardly going out on a limb here. I said this first in 2001. The spread of an especially virulent form of Islam within American prisons is obvious to those of us who have spent time in these prisons. It's the rest of American society that is in denial. Now, thanks to a new study, ignorance is no longer an option.

The study, titled “Out of the Shadows,” concluded that “the U.S. . . . is at risk of facing the sort of homegrown terrorism currently plaguing other countries.” The source of that risk, according to researchers from George Washington University and the University of Virginia, is “[America's] large prison population.”

Read the entire article on the Town Hall website

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BTW this was posted on September 30, 2006

It is a GROWING problem.

People of color LOVE it. It is anti-American. They are receptive to it because it is considered the “religion of color”.

7 posted on 08/23/2010 10:15:10 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So called Muzies, FUWP.

8 posted on 08/23/2010 10:35:09 AM PDT by boomop1
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