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American Taliban wants Group Prayer at Prison

4 years ago September 01, 2010 Sep 1, 2010 Wednesday, September 01 2010 Wednesday, September 01, 2010 6:49:23 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

American-born Taliban John Walker Lindh wants a federal judge to overturn a ban on group prayer at a maxium security federal prison in Indiana. The ACLU made the request on behalf of Lindh and another muslin prisoner Enaam Arnaout. The prisoners contend having to pray alone in their cells once a day violates an Islamic requirement that they pray five times a day and preferably in a group. The government denies it is violating the prisoners' rights. Lindh also contends the Koran requires a clean place for prayer and aruges he's forced to kneel in his cell near his toilet.

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