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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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To: bboop

Ditto


51 posted on 10/06/2007 10:25:13 PM PDT by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: hophead

He SHOULD have been fed TO the pigs.

I see we have a Deadwood fan here


52 posted on 10/06/2007 10:33:18 PM PDT by Taffini
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To: justiceseeker93
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.

I don't know why but you post made me think of this joke.

A priest and a rabbi were flying to a conference and decided to engage in some small talk to pass the time.

The priest asked the rabbi, "is it true you cannot eat pork rabbi?"

The rabbi nodded yes, "It is forbidden to consume pork."

"Have you always followed this law rabbi?" the priest asked.

The rabbi looked thoughtfully and said, "Once I broke down and had a ham sandwich."

The two were silent for a moment then the rabbi asked the priest, "Is it true that priests may not have sex?"

"This is true," said the priest, "we may not have sex."

Have you always obeyed this commandment?" asked the rabbi.

The priest nodded negatively, "Once I was weak and had sex."

Both men were silent for a few moments and the rabbi said, "Sure beats the hell out a ham sandwich doesn't it?"

53 posted on 10/06/2007 10:43:44 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: Just another Joe

Thanks for the ping.... one can never guess what one eats... IIICKKKK I have a totally different opinion about PB&J’s.


54 posted on 10/06/2007 10:56:55 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: Alouette

He was? GOOD!


55 posted on 10/06/2007 11:15:57 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: All

Too Bad

He bought his own pork chop


56 posted on 10/07/2007 12:45:43 AM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: Alouette

Here’s a suggestion, Mohammed, don’t get your butt thrown in jail and you won’t have this problem.


57 posted on 10/07/2007 12:51:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Visualize the Clintons in jail.)
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To: Candor7

My family also ?

(Jewish)

Ever been in a 52 ? 47’s rule !


58 posted on 10/07/2007 1:00:38 AM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: Alouette

Give him his Summary Judgement. Pay him. AFTER deducting and charging him for his detention, upkeep, and frivolous lawsuit cost. How much will he owe us tax payers ?

Wrap his but in bacon !


59 posted on 10/07/2007 1:06:13 AM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: Mercat
He should be fed the bread. The ground up stuff baked into a loaf. Meets all nutritional needs. Eat it or wear it.

Hehehe. You must be in "corrections". The food loaf- take everything on a normal inmates plate, put it in a mixer, add bisquick, stick in oven, hand to crazy inmate....repeat until said inmate asks for "real" food again.......

60 posted on 10/07/2007 1:29:05 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: Alouette

He can’t be a real muslim since real muslims are forbidden to be criminals I was told.


61 posted on 10/07/2007 5:36:30 AM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: jwh_Denver
Yes, pigmeat is reserved from the broad-masses of non-Jewish humanity.

The prohibition means entirely different things depending on whether you are on the "inside" or the "outside".

62 posted on 10/07/2007 6:07:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: shankbear

Seal and beluga whale as well. These are all meats found in my natural range.


63 posted on 10/07/2007 6:08:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lucas McCain

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

I’d prefer something a little more lead based.


64 posted on 10/07/2007 6:11:04 AM PDT by Shaun_MD ("Republic of Texas")
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To: CzarNicky

ROTFL!!!!


65 posted on 10/07/2007 6:22:34 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Taffini

Never watched the show but have been there a few times.


66 posted on 10/07/2007 8:19:34 AM PDT by hophead ( "Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Alouette

You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.

A PC culture leads to ruin.


67 posted on 10/07/2007 8:25:32 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Alouette

The war against Jihad will never be complete until pork products are weaponized.


68 posted on 10/07/2007 8:32:37 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: Alouette

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.

From the above it kind of sounds like some have tried this ruse before which does not surprise me at all.

He also showed how stupid he is since he never complained when it was served. If he had doubts he should refused it. I see nothing that states he was forced to eat it.


69 posted on 10/07/2007 9:16:27 AM PDT by Shots
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To: CzarNicky

LOL!!


70 posted on 10/07/2007 9:30:09 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Shots
This is what aggravates me...an attorney took this case.He wouldn't have to worry about the pork products and he'd break the law just once.
71 posted on 10/07/2007 9:40:02 AM PDT by sofaman (I'll vote for the Republican even if he sports a mohawk and a tutu when accepting the nomination.)
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To: Shots

sorry..half the post was deleted somehow. Never mind.


72 posted on 10/07/2007 10:29:21 AM PDT by sofaman (I'll vote for the Republican even if he sports a mohawk and a tutu when accepting the nomination.)
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To: Alouette

bwahahahahah!


73 posted on 10/07/2007 7:21:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (are you looking at me?)
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To: Alouette

This is as far back and as deep-seated as it goes. He woke one day in prison and declared, “Today I is a Muslim”.


74 posted on 10/07/2007 7:24:20 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: Alouette

I HOPE IT WAS CHITTERLINS!


75 posted on 10/08/2007 8:45:19 AM PDT by oswegodeee (Dee ( Born and raised in the south, yummy corn bread and BBQ ))
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
The war against Jihad will never be complete until pork products are weaponized.

It's already been done.


76 posted on 10/09/2007 10:45:30 AM PDT by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy

I changed my tagline


77 posted on 10/09/2007 11:44:07 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The WOT will end when we weaponized pork products.)
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To: archy

Correction.


78 posted on 10/09/2007 11:44:41 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (The WOT will end when we weaponize pork products.)
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To: Alouette

He can always eat shi’ite and then go to his “virgins”..


79 posted on 10/09/2007 12:54:45 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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