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Muslim inmate sues Missouri jail, claims he was fed pork product
Belleville News ^ | Oct. 6, 2007

Posted on 10/06/2007 5:24:29 PM PDT by Alouette

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --A Muslim inmate is suing a southwest Missouri jail, claiming the facility's administrators violated his religious rights by feeding him sandwiches with a pork product concealed in them.

Odell M. Edwards, who as a Muslim is not allowed to eat pork, filed his lawsuit against the Greene County Justice Center this past week in U.S. District Court in Springfield. Jail officials maintain that the jelly is made with fruit pectin extracted from plants. Pectin is a natural substance that thickens jams and jellies.

The sandwiches in question were served to Edwards and other Muslim inmates during the holy month of Ramadan. Jail Director C.E. Wells said officials consulted with a Muslim spiritual adviser when planning the Ramadan menu, and the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were preapproved.

But Edwards said the jelly in the sandwiches contained gelatin, which is often extracted from pig tissue. He appears to be seeking $250,000 per day for the period in which he was served the jelly.

Edwards, a federal prisoner, is awaiting trial in Springfield on drug charges. He's been an inmate since April 2006.

It's not clear whether the court will dismiss the lawsuit as unfounded - which is what happens to many such cases - or allow it to proceed.

Edwards said in a court filing that jail guards told him on Sept. 12 that his meals contained pork and had for some time. Edwards filed a request for remedy with the jail, asking to see the jelly ingredients and demanding a cultured cook or a dietitian that handled Muslim and pork-free foods.

"I would also like to be compensated for the foul act!" he wrote.

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1 posted on 10/06/2007 5:24:31 PM PDT by Alouette
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To: BOBWADE

ping


2 posted on 10/06/2007 5:26:13 PM PDT by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: Alouette

“I would also like to be compensated for the foul act!” he wrote.

OK, no problem, if convicted, perhaps he should be fined $250,000 for every day he dealt drugs...


3 posted on 10/06/2007 5:28:36 PM PDT by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: Alouette

“Edwards, a federal prisoner, is awaiting trial in Springfield on drug charges.”

Well, as everyone knows, muslims don’t drink, do drugs or go to strip clubs.

He’s obviously innocent and should be released and all charges dropped, post haste.


4 posted on 10/06/2007 5:31:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The Flyin' Imams Since 11/20/06)
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To: Alouette

WTH is this country coming to?


5 posted on 10/06/2007 5:32:10 PM PDT by Riodacat (Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge, truth and reality sucks....)
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To: IMTOFT
If he dealt drugs then he's not a real Moslem ~ and may be a hypocrite or an apostate, both of which are supposed to be slaughtered by good Moslems.

The old "jello has horses' hooves" story has been around forever. Interesting that the version current among Moslems is that it has pigmeat in it ~ not that there's anything wrong with pigmeat ~ pigmeat is good for you in fact, God's own gift to hungry mankind.

6 posted on 10/06/2007 5:33:34 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Alouette

Spray him with liquid pig manure, and be done with it.


7 posted on 10/06/2007 5:33:49 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (The day may come when the courage of men will fail, but not this day.)
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To: Alouette

Did he keep it?

—the pork, I mean.


8 posted on 10/06/2007 5:34:05 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Alouette

no virgins for you


9 posted on 10/06/2007 5:36:12 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Alouette

He should be fed the bread. The ground up stuff baked into a loaf. Meets all nutritional needs. Eat it or wear it.


10 posted on 10/06/2007 5:37:07 PM PDT by Mercat (first president we can't spill water on?)
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To: Alouette

So, let him know next time and he can skip that meal. The rest of the prisoners, I’m sure, will enjoy their pork meals with no complaints.

Of course, we can’t guarantee how clean the utensils, bowls, trays and other eating paraphernalia are after a meal of pork … he might just have to starve to death to meet all religious requirements.

If his religion meant so much to them, how did he have the lack of conscience to break the law in the first place (?) … if he was converted while in prison, I refer to my first two paragraphs.


11 posted on 10/06/2007 5:37:13 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Alouette

It's a prison, ya schm,schm,schm,schmuck.

12 posted on 10/06/2007 5:37:47 PM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: Alouette

Gelatin, yup Achmed...made from rectums and foreskins.

Have largest pork plant on east coast 1 mile away. I can get more pork ammo than you can shake a stick at...4000 hogs a day.


13 posted on 10/06/2007 5:41:25 PM PDT by halfright (Show me a suicide Mullah)
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To: Alouette
Son, you’d best learn not to piss off a Missourian. We’re the toughest SOBs there ever were.
14 posted on 10/06/2007 5:42:41 PM PDT by zencat (The universe is not what it appears, nor is it something else.)
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To: Alouette

He should not have been fed pork. He SHOULD have been fed TO the pigs.


15 posted on 10/06/2007 5:43:24 PM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; 2ndDivisionVet; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; Aiko; ...
FReepMail to be added or removed from this pro-Israel/Judaic/Russian Jewry ping list.

Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.

16 posted on 10/06/2007 5:46:19 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

Interestingly enough, Japan has no truck with “culturally sensitive meals for prisoners.” You eat what they give you or go without. Pork or pork by-products being the most common meat dish served — when they get meat at all.

And if you make any problems, four large burly prison guards will be glad to come into your cell and explain in simple Japanese words and accompanying actions that 1) prisoners do not have rights) 2) prisons are not fun places to be 3) Prison guards do not like prisoners.


17 posted on 10/06/2007 5:50:11 PM PDT by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: Alouette
Pee in his soup "Fine", just don't give him that DAMN PORK!

HAA HAA!

18 posted on 10/06/2007 5:52:12 PM PDT by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Alouette

Stay out of trouble and you get to plan your own menu


19 posted on 10/06/2007 5:54:43 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Alouette; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; A Cyrenian; adrian; AFLoggie; ...
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

20 posted on 10/06/2007 5:56:41 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Alouette
Inmates should never get “porked”, just taint right.
21 posted on 10/06/2007 5:56:54 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Alouette
Personally, any prisoner should be feed whatever the prison serves as food as long it meets the daily requirements for nutrition.

If the inmate doesn't like it, Oh' well Screw them

22 posted on 10/06/2007 5:57:42 PM PDT by Popman
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To: Alouette
Can we just kill him and put him out of his misery???

BTW, jelly does not routinely contain gelatin. Fruit pectin is the star in jellymaking. I do know some folks who put up figs with strawberry flavored jello ... but that is not an incredient used in commercially made jelly.

23 posted on 10/06/2007 6:04:33 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Just show him the jelly product with the kosher certification.


24 posted on 10/06/2007 6:30:34 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Alouette

Eat whatever is served or starve......your choice you idiot Mooselimb.


25 posted on 10/06/2007 6:33:06 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: shankbear

Yep, stay out of prison and you can eat all the moon god restricted crap you want, otherwise SHUT UP AND EAT or starve. Makes me no never mind.


26 posted on 10/06/2007 6:40:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: Just another Joe

Thanks for the ping.

I’ll try to remember to send Odell a holiday gift pack of Jimmy Dean products. Since the local Islamic Center packed up and moved, Odell won’t have many friends around to cheer him up.


27 posted on 10/06/2007 6:45:58 PM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Alouette

It’s JAIL, buddy. You should have had panties on your head.


28 posted on 10/06/2007 6:55:14 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Alouette
Slit his trough, like they do.
29 posted on 10/06/2007 6:58:29 PM PDT by Semperfi.Ex.USMC
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To: Semperfi.Ex.USMC
throat Sorry, too quick on the trigger...
30 posted on 10/06/2007 6:59:54 PM PDT by Semperfi.Ex.USMC
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To: shankbear

If you can’t do the rind (pork) then don’t do the crime.


31 posted on 10/06/2007 7:01:45 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

That’s what I thought too.


32 posted on 10/06/2007 7:04:41 PM PDT by Albertafriend
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To: Kimmers

Excellent. Dumb MoHAMadan. Bacon to break his fast of Ramadamadingdong.


33 posted on 10/06/2007 7:08:17 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: shankbear

There’s no pork in KY jelly.


34 posted on 10/06/2007 7:28:45 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: hophead

“He SHOULD have been fed TO the pigs.”

What do you have against the pigs?

W


35 posted on 10/06/2007 7:36:10 PM PDT by WLR (Armed Staff on School Campus. Build the Fence, Iran delenda est)
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To: muawiyah

Lev 11:7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.


36 posted on 10/06/2007 7:36:55 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (WWII. "I built a slit trench, a mortar shell came in one side and blew me out the other")
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To: Alouette
Spam jelly and peanut butter sandwiches. Yum!


37 posted on 10/06/2007 7:40:09 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: Alouette

I am a Catholic. I’m not supposed to eat meat on Friday. I will gladly testify that, if I were in jail, and they gave me meat, I WOULD NOT SUE.


38 posted on 10/06/2007 7:48:39 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

I am a member of PETA.......People Eating Tasty Animals and if they didn’t serve me meat I will be mad. Beef, pork, fish, elk, venison, cabrito. Meat please.


39 posted on 10/06/2007 7:52:12 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Alouette

Would somebody please explain to the prisoner that there is nothing “foul” about eating pork? The taboo on pork is merely a primitive culture’s attempt to overcome what economists call an “incentive trap.” I.e., pork is a highly desirable product, so there’s a strong incentive to raise pigs. Where, however, water is scarce, pigs consume too much of that commodity for the good of the community. Thus, religious and political leaders create a “taboo” around the eating of pork. It’s much easier to instill a taboo into the population than it is to explain economics to them.


40 posted on 10/06/2007 7:55:31 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Alouette

...better than lead (in Iraq.)


41 posted on 10/06/2007 8:00:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, Fred, Run. :^)
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To: Alouette

I hope he wins. That would surely trigger a Risk Management reaction amongst the authorities everywhere. Thereafter all Muslims would be fed “safe” foods only in prisons, hospitals, the armed forces, and other government institutions where the authorities decide the menu.

Muslims in these places would get mighty tired of an unvarying diet of bread and water, and Odell would probably find himself exceedingly unpopular at the mosque very quickly: he might never live to spend his $250,000 per day.

Nothing wrong with poetic justice.


42 posted on 10/06/2007 8:18:15 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: Alouette

He is probably correct.Feed him lead instead.


43 posted on 10/06/2007 8:24:24 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Alouette
“I would also like to be compensated for the foul act!” he wrote.

First he complains about the pork. Now he complains about the chicken.

44 posted on 10/06/2007 8:36:05 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: Ben Hecks

I enjoy Jimmy Dean pork sausage almost every Saturday and Sunday morning. It’s mighty good stuff, and seems as good now as it was 20 years ago.

No reason Odell shouldn’t enjoy a tasty bite of good quality ground hog. :)


45 posted on 10/06/2007 8:45:09 PM PDT by NorthWoody (A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Alouette

“Sweaty meat for an orange... Yo, sweaty meat for an orange, You mutha F****** listen? I got orange drink for sweaty meat ...”


46 posted on 10/06/2007 8:46:41 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Alouette

Kentucky has its own jelly? ;)


47 posted on 10/06/2007 8:49:07 PM PDT by NorthWoody (A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: Alouette
Every visiting tourist to the USA should be required to take the pork test. Failure or refusal to eat a pork rind means immediate denial of entry to the USA!

Any citizen who refuses the pork rind should be immediately deported to the non porcine nation of their choice, at their own expence. Home Security is actually quite simple.

Thanks to Piggly Wiggly.

B-52s should be dropping live pigs onto Tehran from 50 thousand feet, to help the poor starving bustards. While we are at it, release a herd of pigs daily inside the UN, and the halls of that wonderful institution would be far cleaner than they are now.

What IS the terminal velocity of a dropped pig I wonder,greased lightening!

48 posted on 10/06/2007 9:12:54 PM PDT by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Alouette
By committing his crime, he has already violated the tenets of his religion. Feed him pork or let him starve, makes no difference to me.

Do our prisons ask any offer any Jewish prisoners an alternative menu? I don't think so.

Send the bastard to Joe Arpaio and let him eat green balogna twice a day and wear pink underwear.
49 posted on 10/06/2007 10:06:16 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Never underestimate the ability of a Liberal to lie.)
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To: Candor7
Every visiting tourist to the USA should be required to take the pork test.

Come on, now. There are many better ways for screening out potential terrorists. And you would denying entry to Jews who observe dietary laws as well as vegetarians, for example.

50 posted on 10/06/2007 10:13:35 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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