Skip to comments.Ohio Muslim inmates sue over meal preparation
Posted on 10/03/2011 12:25:25 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A Muslim death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners, according to a federal lawsuit that alleges a civil rights violation.
Condemned inmate Abdul Awkal says the prison system's failure to provide halal meals is a restraint on his religious freedoms. Awkal, joined by a second inmate not on death row, says the vegetarian and non-pork options offered by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction aren't good enough. The inmates say the food must be prepared in specific fashion, such as ensuring that an animal is butchered by slitting its throat and draining its blood, to conform with Islamic beliefs.
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“Condemned inmate Abdul Awkal says the prison system’s failure to provide halal meals...”
Oh!...’halal meals’! Thought that was ‘haha meals’
Do I Look Like I Give A Flying... er ... smelly Obama.
—Oh!...halal meals! Thought that was haha meals—
Halal is muslim for “happy”. I think he is planning on using small metal parts from the free toy to make his escape.
Tell him that slitting the throat is considered animal cruelty, & whatever customs they have in his barbarian homeland, we don’t do them here. Eat the salad & shut up!
Time to bring out the pork chops and pork rinds.
I wish I was prison czar.....*sigh*
—while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners—
I believe there is something like five jewish guys in prison in the entire US. And only one of them is orthodox.What were the odds this guy would know him?
Somebody must have been using an infinite improbability drive nearby.
Tell them it’s chicken but give them the other white meat....
What was his victim’s last meal, and how long ago?
Fire up Ol’ Sparky.
“OK, don’t want that? All we have left are some cantaloupes form Colorado. Knock yerself out.”
“The inmates say the food must be prepared in specific fashion, such as ensuring that an animal is butchered by slitting its throat and draining its blood, to conform with Islamic beliefs.”
Sorry Mr. 7th Century Animal, eat your peas and STFU.
Just have the prison cooks prepare the Kosher stuff after going to the bathroom and using their right hands for toilet paper. It’ll be fine for Muslim consumption.
I believe that the Muslim practice of bleeding animals when killing them is essentially the same as ancient Jewish practice. So if there is Kosher meat, why can’t he just eat that? We have enough Muslims on the Government payroll already, without adding yet another to certify the prison diet for two guys.
Man, they’d really hate my meal preparation! Ham salad, a hamhock and a BM.
Just shoot the bass-turd!
In the end they will probably kiss his ass and give him what he wants.
“Prisoner”, not “hotel guest”.
One food critic tried it and described it as "Baked Spite". Perfect.
Kosher does not meet their standard because the main part of halal food is that it must be prepared by Muslims. I guess halal = job security for Muslim food workers.
So, they are asking the government to pray to Allah over thier meals during preparation?
Doesn’t that violate the Church-State separation?
The difference between kosher and halal is that Muslim foods must be prepared while they preppers pray to Allah, or have prayers broadcast by speakers during it.
Compelling others to pray is not a right.
You have to realize, when Muslims do things like this, it’s not in observance of their religion, it’s to exert SUPREMACY over non-Muslims. That is one of the core tenets of Islam, that others must submit and show demonstrate submission.
Give him some .45 cal minnie drones.
“Somebody must have been using an infinite improbability drive nearby.”
Is squashed sperm whale Halal? In that case, he is all set!
Boiled, roasted, grilled, or Southern Deep Fried?
I totally get it
In my neighborhood there are many muslims and even the ‘ninja’ ladies (you can only see their eyes) shop at the kosher supermarket because kosher food is considered halal acceptable to many muslims.
Yes, it is interesting to see Jews and ninja ladies from saudi arabia all together like it’s nothing unusual.
Well, well, then they ought to just speed up the execution.
We wouldn’t want to make this guy suffer on death row forever.
“Tell him that slitting the throat is considered animal cruelty, “
No, it’s not. Screw the islamofascists but don’t go PETA on all of us.
—Is squashed sperm whale Halal?—
If mixed with the proper amount of Petunias, yes.
Perhaps. I wonder if the Bistromath serves halal.
Kosher and halal both require that a slaughtered animal be conscious at the time, and that the method be of cutting the throat, then draining the blood. Halal strictly requires that the person doing this mention their god’s name at the beginning, but I’m not sure how strict this is.
Halal meat has much fewer restrictions than kosher.
So the “meat prep” issue vs Jews and Muslims is a non-issue.
Death row? No problem! Quit feeding them and let ‘em die!
If mixed with the proper amount of Petunias, yes.
Seems there are a few hitchhikers out today. By the way, that was a very smooth reference. Well done.
Only in the current mess of irrationality that was formely the United States of America can this mean something.
Thank you. :->
—Seems there are a few hitchhikers out today.—
In todays socioeconomic climate it is a necessity. I wish EVERY article I read began with the words “Don’t Panic”.
I’d feel a lot better.
"Anybody else want to complain about the food?"
denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners
.........Jewish prisioners......that’s fun.
screw you, dip stick! fry his ass!
They should add a “vegetarian, non-pork, and lung oyster” option. Even if done surreptitiously ...
The last person you want to piss off is the guy making your food in a hidden kitchen.
"So. You don't eat pork. Wow.
How about a halal execution.
Hang him upside down and slit his throat.
Ah,shut up and eat it,Muslim swine.
That people would consider this worthy of notice is an indication of the derangement of society.
“The inmates say food must be prepared in specific fashion, such as ensuring that an animal is butchered by slitting its throat and draining its blood, to conform to Islamic beliefs...
“The issue of eating Halal meals is especially important to me because I face a death sentence,” Awkal said in a filing in federal court earlier this year. “It is important to me that I follow the requirements of my faith as I approach death.”... is scheduled to die in June for killing his estranged wife, Latife Awkal.
So this maniac kills his wife, and has the nerve to complain that NOT slitting an animals throat so he can eat it might get him in trouble with God?
If he’s that concerned, he can be a vegetarian until June. Maybe that will cover the sin of his wife’s murder before God, but I doubt it.
Kosher doesn’t work because the Kosher method of slaughtering animals is not a sacrifice. Halal is a sacrifice to Allah. They point the animal toward the black rock of mecca and slit its throat as they say “Alluha Akbar”
His religion means crap in the USA justice system, or at least that is all should mean. He should have thought/known about this when he did a crime subject to USA law, not Sharia.