American Taliban wants Group Prayer at Prison

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Posted: Sep 1, 2010 7:49 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 1, 2010 7:49 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: John Walker Lindh, Taliban, prayer, ACLU, prison, Indiana

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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