Skip to comments.Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists
Posted on 05/25/2018 2:46:39 PM PDT by Simon Green
A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment."
CAIR said the US District Court for Alaska had granted its request for an emergency temporary order requiring guards to provide adequate meals in accordance with government health guidelines.
"CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president," the Washington-based organization said in a statement.
Muslims are currently marking the holy month of Ramadan, fasting from dawn until sunset, which means going without food for around 18 hours in Anchorage.
Inmates observing the festival are given rations equating to 1,100 calories a day at most, according to the complaint, far short of the recommended daily amount of around 2,500 calories for men.
The packages contain food made of pork, which is forbidden in Islam, rendering the actual nutritional value of the meals even more inadequate.
CAIR said the treatment contravened the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act and violated First and 14th Amendment rights to equal protection and free exercise of religion.
The suit seeks a "balanced nutritional diet" for inmates, as well as policy changes and compensatory and punitive damages.
The Alaska corrections department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Ramadan began on May 16 in the United States and will end on or around June 1
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>>”CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president,”
And that is More Winning!!
Offer the convicted criminals food. If they are not hungry, why is that our problem? If we feel extravagant, we can offer pb&j or tofu as alternatives to finicky eaters.
Sure is something how they know those parts of our Constitution that are helpful to them. Tell the bastards it’s chicken and be done with it!
Wonder how they treat non-Muslims that are in prison Muslim countries. Odds are they don’t even MAKE it to prison.
The Kelo decision by the Supreme Court gave the State the absolute right and authority to seize private property for economic gain or activity.
Take the Judges house and use that money to feed the muslims.
“If we feel extravagant, we can offer pb&j or tofu as alternatives to finicky eaters.”
How about some “Labrador Retriever droppings?”
Just tell them it’s a 9/11 muzzie memorial meal.
I apologize. My give a Damn meter is broken.
Take the Judges house and use that money to feed the muslims.””
Take the blackrobe bastard’s bank account too and find out how much he was paid or if he is a moose limb convert.
Demands that government follow Sharia law should be ignored.
It seems to me that the phony fast Muslims have for Ramadan only lasts for 15-18 hours a day, so the prison is not feeding them pork products for 15-18 hours a day. Sounds fair.
It’s Alaska. They’re lucky if all they got is pork. How do they feel about walrus liver?
Suuure it’s halal habib! We wouldn’t lie!
Fine. Don’t feed the maggots.
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