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Ohio Muslim inmates sue over meal preparation
AP (via Yahoo) ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: islam; sharia; stealthjihad
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1 posted on 10/03/2011 12:25:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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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’

So sorry.


2 posted on 10/03/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Mr. Mojo

DILLIGAFF.

Do I Look Like I Give A Flying... er ... smelly Obama.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 12:30:17 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Beowulf9

—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.


4 posted on 10/03/2011 12:30:42 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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!


5 posted on 10/03/2011 12:31:03 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Mr. Mojo
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.

Time to bring out the pork chops and pork rinds.

6 posted on 10/03/2011 12:31:12 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Mr. Mojo
He's a convict. Tell him to eat if he wants to or leave it...his choice. He can even go on a hunger strike if thats what floats his boat.

I wish I was prison czar.....*sigh*

7 posted on 10/03/2011 12:31:12 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Mr. Mojo

—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.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Tell them it’s chicken but give them the other white meat....


9 posted on 10/03/2011 12:32:34 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Mr. Mojo

What was his victim’s last meal, and how long ago?

Fire up Ol’ Sparky.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 12:33:09 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking time on the government's dime...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“OK, don’t want that? All we have left are some cantaloupes form Colorado. Knock yerself out.”


11 posted on 10/03/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“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.


12 posted on 10/03/2011 12:34:06 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


13 posted on 10/03/2011 12:34:40 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


14 posted on 10/03/2011 12:36:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Man, they’d really hate my meal preparation! Ham salad, a hamhock and a BM.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 12:36:39 PM PDT by albie
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To: Mr. Mojo

Just shoot the bass-turd!


16 posted on 10/03/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Mr. Mojo
They need to serve them a Muslim version of prison loaf.
17 posted on 10/03/2011 12:37:36 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: libs_kma

In the end they will probably kiss his ass and give him what he wants.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 12:38:04 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“Prisoner”, not “hotel guest”.


19 posted on 10/03/2011 12:38:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
No problem, Abdul. A nice slice of Halal Nutraloaf for you.

One food critic tried it and described it as "Baked Spite". Perfect.

20 posted on 10/03/2011 12:40:43 PM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: Cicero

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.


21 posted on 10/03/2011 12:41:20 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

So, they are asking the government to pray to Allah over thier meals during preparation?

Doesn’t that violate the Church-State separation?


22 posted on 10/03/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Cicero

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.


23 posted on 10/03/2011 12:44:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

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.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 12:44:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Give him some .45 cal minnie drones.


25 posted on 10/03/2011 12:48:15 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: cuban leaf

“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?


26 posted on 10/03/2011 12:49:08 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: MrB

I totally get it


27 posted on 10/03/2011 12:53:55 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Ingtar; GeronL

Well, well, then they ought to just speed up the execution.
We wouldn’t want to make this guy suffer on death row forever.


29 posted on 10/03/2011 12:57:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Twotone

“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.


30 posted on 10/03/2011 12:58:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: BwanaNdege

—Is squashed sperm whale Halal?—

If mixed with the proper amount of Petunias, yes.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 1:04:19 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Somebody must have been using an infinite improbability drive nearby.

Perhaps. I wonder if the Bistromath serves halal.

32 posted on 10/03/2011 1:14:30 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


33 posted on 10/03/2011 1:15:41 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Mr. Mojo

Death row? No problem! Quit feeding them and let ‘em die!


34 posted on 10/03/2011 1:18:05 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cuban leaf
—Is squashed sperm whale Halal?

— 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.

35 posted on 10/03/2011 1:18:45 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Only in the current mess of irrationality that was formely the United States of America can this mean something.


36 posted on 10/03/2011 1:18:45 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Mr. Mojo

bump.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 1:20:10 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: zeugma

Thank you. :->


38 posted on 10/03/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: zeugma

—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.


39 posted on 10/03/2011 1:21:16 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
The obvious solution is to place him at the head of the line.

"Anybody else want to complain about the food?"

40 posted on 10/03/2011 1:23:17 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: cuban leaf

denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners

.........Jewish prisioners......that’s fun.


41 posted on 10/03/2011 1:36:54 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Honkies for Herman......Crackers for Cain)
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To: Mr. Mojo

screw you, dip stick! fry his ass!


42 posted on 10/03/2011 1:45:09 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


43 posted on 10/03/2011 1:49:49 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Mr. Mojo

"So. You don't eat pork. Wow.

44 posted on 10/03/2011 2:09:58 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: Cicero

How about a halal execution.

Hang him upside down and slit his throat.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 2:16:37 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ah,shut up and eat it,Muslim swine.


46 posted on 10/03/2011 2:18:37 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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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.


47 posted on 10/03/2011 2:37:07 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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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”


48 posted on 10/03/2011 2:41:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: I still care

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.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 2:41:51 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Mr. Mojo

50 posted on 10/03/2011 3:22:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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