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.
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