April 14, 2013
Should John Walker Lindh Pray Five Times a Day?
John Walker Lindh, a traitor to his country, is not joyous about his conditions in federal prison. Despite his national betrayals, he wants to be able to pray together five times a day with his Muslim brothers. The prison has already allowed him three-times-a-day compulsive praying, but he is now insisting on five. When I was in federal prison for two years, I used to be sickened by religious convicts -- both the Jews and Muslims. We hurt others; why should we be given kosher food and benefits? It should have been part of our rehabilitation that we weren't special and did not deserve particular treatment. I was a prisoner, you were a prisoner, and Lindh is a prisoner. Prisoners are there because they broke the rules. They deserve nothing. Religion is not a phony excuse to get treated specially. It seems that prison administrations feel that religion rehabilitates and therefore should be encouraged....(Read Full Post)