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ACLU calls Sheriff to let Muslim inmates exercise their constitutional right to religious expression
Temple City Tribune ^ | 5 April 14 | Unknown

Posted on 04/05/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT by LSUfan

Friday the ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) sent a letter to Sheriff John Scott requesting an end to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s current practice of denying Muslim inmates access to congregational prayer.

(Excerpt) Read more at templecitytribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aclu; islam; mohammedanism; religionofpeace
Most congregations don't pray 5 times per day, every day. The whole prison routine and regimen becomes dominated by accommodating Moslem prayer activity...which is of course exactly what they want...
1 posted on 04/05/2014 8:01:51 AM PDT by LSUfan
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Plus, by allowing them all together five times per day, you create real security concerns.

They should, however, accomodate Muslim culture by requiring that all food be provided by friends and family. That's what they do in Saudi Arabia.

No friends and family? Maybe your fellow inmates will take pity on you and share their food. Maybe. One thing's for sure-- the more time occupied by tasks required to keep the jailbirds alive, the less time they have for violence.

2 posted on 04/05/2014 8:07:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: LSUfan

You lose rights when you commit crime.

If they don’t like it, shoot ‘em.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 8:07:24 AM PDT by boycott
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To: LSUfan

a great recruitment tool - other inmates wishing treatment as prison favorites, able to meet in groups to bitch, moan, and plan jihad will surely join. And upon release, what then????


4 posted on 04/05/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: LSUfan

From the article: “Muslims continue to be denied access to Jumu’ah services, a weekly congregational prayer which takes place every Friday.”


5 posted on 04/05/2014 8:26:53 AM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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ALCU: Religious freedom for Muslims and Wiccans and pagans, but not Christians [and Jews]. WTF? I smell the INTOLERANT tyrants of the ACLU at work; rights for their “approved victims” list and none for others.
6 posted on 04/05/2014 8:29:22 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: LSUfan

I was surprised to see this was California.

Immediately assumed they were after Arpaio.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: LSUfan

Letter direct to shredder.

Do not dignify with a response.

Who do you think alerted the media regarding the existence of the letter?


8 posted on 04/05/2014 8:31:24 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: LSUfan

The City of SF built a Muslim prayer room at SFO for the cab drivers.......... where was the ACLU or the “separation of Church and state crowd then?


9 posted on 04/05/2014 8:32:12 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: LSUfan

Deport ‘em.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 8:32:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Michael.SF.

Same place as they were when the new Indianapolis airport included Muslim foot washing stations in the new crappers.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 8:34:59 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: LSUfan
“Other inmates are allowed to attend congregational prayer. Refusing to allow Muslims to pray in a group, while allowing other inmates to engage in group prayer, is offensive and discriminatory.”

Muslims continue to be denied access to Jumu’ah services, a weekly congregational prayer which takes place every Friday.

I was against this till I read the above. Without a reason to do differently, all the inmates should be treated pretty much the same.

12 posted on 04/05/2014 8:35:42 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the and breadth of "ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Paladin2

hmmm... I wonder if there is a Morning Prayer service held every day for the Christian inmates.

If not...stfu.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 8:37:04 AM PDT by CaptainKip
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To: nascarnation

“Same place as they were when the new Indianapolis airport included Muslim foot washing stations in the new crappers.”

I’ll betcha those get pissed in a lot!


14 posted on 04/05/2014 8:37:26 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: LSUfan

muslim religious expression also includes the murder of Christians and Jews.....and before that is denied, remember that a “moderate” muslim is one that does not know his own “religion”.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 8:38:53 AM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: KrisKrinkle
all the inmates should be treated pretty much the same.

Agreed. All organized prayer should then be banned.

16 posted on 04/05/2014 8:40:20 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: LSUfan

BUMP!


17 posted on 04/05/2014 8:47:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LSUfan

Here’s hoping the Sheriff told the ACLU where to go.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 9:01:41 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: LSUfan

It looks like what the muzzies are wanting or at least what the ACLU is asking for on behalf of the mooselimbs is once weekly
That is probably correct. They should be allowed the same as any other religion
After all as we all know Islam is a religion of peace (sarc)

What we should NOT do is build them foot baths


19 posted on 04/05/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: KrisKrinkle

Seems like prisoners have more religious freedom than our military.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 9:17:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: LSUfan

other than to be fed and provided water just to sustain life, convicted criminal inmates should have no rights, religious or otherwise


21 posted on 04/05/2014 9:50:42 AM PDT by drypowder
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Since exercising Muslim “religious expression” includes killing Infidels who refuse to convert or pay the Jizya...uhhh, NO!


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:19:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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