Skip to comments.Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit
Posted on 08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit
The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners.
"I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he has about Islam."
John Lindh, who pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban and carrying explosives, testified in court today that a prison policy limiting group prayer has forced him to sin.
Lindh, 31, is suing prison officials for the right to pray five times a day with fellow Islamic inmates instead of praying alone in his cell.
"I believe it's obligatory," Lindh said in court, the Associated Press reported. "If you're required to do it in congregation and you don't, then that's a sin."
Lindh is being held in the Communications Management Unit in Terre Haute, Ind., where he is serving a 20-year sentence for supplying services to the Taliban and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony.
"I am a Muslim and my religion requires that I perform five daily prayers in congregation. This is mandatory and not optional," Lindh wrote in a handwritten complaint to prison officials that was also filed in federal court.
A ban on daily group prayer was instituted in 2007 after Muslim inmates ignored a lockdown caused by a fire alarm, court documents stated.
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Frank Lindh’s pride for his rat boy son is surely along the lines of the “gay pride” typically on public display during the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.
A father proud of prays to Satan, how nice.
I think we just found cause of the original problem . . .
Of course he is. If I remember correctly his parents HUGE leftys.
What do you bet that on his way out the door Obama ends up pardoning this guy.
well if you had not gotten yourself locked in jail for being a terrorist scumbag you could pray any way you wanted, moron
It is considered preferable to perform as a group, but not mandatory (except once each Friday).
I wonder if Johnny's father realizes what the Taliban consider to be the obligatory - and not optional - way to treat someone who adopts Johnny's father's lifestyle.
yeah, there’s something to be proud of. no wonder his s**t kid is a rotten traitor. his old man going gay probably effed the punk up, anyway. great job of parenting by this left-coast whacko.
That is a recipe for disaster.
See post 12.
It has surprised me that he hasn’t already. But, what the hell, the people spoke on November 4,2008 and he[obama] was their choice.
There is NO law that says this dirtbag can’t pray in his cell. So he can Shutup and pray in solitude.
No one will care.
Frank Lindh left his wife and son for another man. His moral compass is so directionless that of course he is proud of his rat boy, who can rot in hell AFAIC.
Nobody’s listening to his prayers any way.
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