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Federal Judge Enforces Sharia-Compliance in Ohio Prisons
Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/12 | Aurelius

Posted on 04/28/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

In 2011, death row inmate Abdul Awkal sued an Ohio prison because he was receiving non-halal food while in prison. As a consequence, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction banned all pork products in prison.

This year, prisoner James Rivers filed a lawsuit arguing that pork should not be outright banned. He reasoned that, should Muslims not want to eat pork, they had the right to, but that it was discriminatory to ban pork for everyone. Additionally, the prison did offer meals without pork products in them before the ban.

To reinforce Rivers's lawsuit, prison authorities argued that the change to all-halal food could potentially "bankrupt the system." Despite all of this, a federal judge has thrown out Rivers's case, refusing to even hear it in court.

The judge stated that forcing non-Muslims to adhere to a Muslim diet is not the establishment of a religion because everyone eats the same food. He did not comment on the fact that, before the lawsuit by Awkal, all prisoners ate the same food in the first place.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: aclumia; activistjudge; churchandstate; deathrow; doublestandard; federalism; halal; islamicimperialism; islamiclaw; islamization; liberals; lifeamongthekufir; mosqueandstate; murderer; murderersrow; ohio; prisons; prisonsharia; sharia

1 posted on 04/28/2012 1:56:37 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

I read the story,couldn’t find the judge’s name.Why is that?Was he appointed by Clinton or Obama?


2 posted on 04/28/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: therightliveswithus
about the original suit.

In a federal court suit, Abdul Awkal contends Jewish inmates get kosher food, but his non-halal meals impinge his religious freedoms.

3 posted on 04/28/2012 2:05:53 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: therightliveswithus

The judge is wrong. Forcing everyone to eat a diet that is based on a religion (or in my opinion a cult) ie... halal is establilising a religion. I’m tired of muslims always whining and getting their way. I thank God I live in Idaho.


4 posted on 04/28/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by DWaves
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To: therightliveswithus

Oh, yes, but halal IS an establishment of religion ~ where it’s enforced the traditional Celtic god, the boar, is prohibited.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: therightliveswithus
Execute him now.

Problem, solved.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: therightliveswithus

Communist and fascist all in one regime


7 posted on 04/28/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: therightliveswithus
No BLT’s, no Pork Chops, no Bacon, no Hot Dogs, no Ham no sausage, no Bar-B-Que Ribs, no Pork N’ Beans, no Bean Soup, no Baked Beans, someone ought to take a real close look at the ethnicity of this judge. I'd say just fed em’ Mad Cow meat, carp, bull heads, rabbits and goats. Besides all of that, if they are so adamantly religious, what in hell are they in prison for in the first place?
8 posted on 04/28/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by Gertie
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To: Vaquero

Communist and fascist all in one regime...and uniting with islamics to cut off Adam Smith’s invisible hand


9 posted on 04/28/2012 2:18:52 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who is Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: stylin19a

And what is it that makes Jewish food “not halal” except that it comes from Jews and not a network of muslim vendors?

The antisemitic thug needs to shut up and eat a salad.


10 posted on 04/28/2012 2:19:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: DWaves

Forcing everyone to eat meat that was given up in ritualistic slaughter to Allah IS establishing a religious tradition.

Additionally, bigoted muslims at Ask the Imam and other sights say that while non-muslim food MAY be halal, it’s best to ONLY buy from muslims.

So the prison system is no longer accepting comparable bids on food supply? It all MUST come from muslim vendors?


11 posted on 04/28/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Better yet,put a needle in the thug’s arm and send him on to his eternal reward.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 2:22:27 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Gertie

Don’t like the offerings? (A) don’t do the crime, (B) subsist on bread and water.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Farmer Dean

Isn’t against Islamic law for a muslim to submit to the kufir that way?


14 posted on 04/28/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: therightliveswithus

So this devout Muslim is concerned about faithfully maintaining every peccadillo of his religion in prison, but he had no problem doing every thuggish thing imaginable to land in prison in the first place? Such people should not be catered to. At best it’s his way of saying “F you!” to “da man” and trying to waste society’s time and money more than he already has. But one has to wonder who is the bigger threat to society in the end: The stupid thug who screams for attention; or the judge who, with a wink and a nod, demands that the thug be listened to.


15 posted on 04/28/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by Chiltepe
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To: therightliveswithus

Parole and deport to SA immediately!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 2:36:20 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: therightliveswithus

Southern Christians must have pork - lots and lots and lots of pork with lots and lots of bbq sauce. Consumption of pork has been built into our genetic makeup for millenia . To deprive a Southerner of pork, no matter where he was born, is cruel and unusual punishment bordering on torture.

The muslim in question had a choice whether to be in prison or not. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time or don’t like the menu. Should’a taken him down to visit Joe, and let him eat peanutbutter and wear pink panties. I’m pretty sure pink is halal.

First the prisons, then all the restaurants, including sports-parks - watch and see.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: therightliveswithus

Judge in the case:

Judge James S. Guin ruled the prison’s no-pork diet does not violate the Constitution

from:

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=1581454


18 posted on 04/28/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: a fool in paradise
>"And what is it that makes Jewish food “not halal”

Halal means they yell kaluah at the bar while killing the animal. It is sacrificed to satanallah. It is NOT KOSHER.

19 posted on 04/28/2012 2:40:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: therightliveswithus

Abdul Awkal - Ohio Execution - June 06, 2012

http://www.cncpunishment.com/forums/showthread.php?2936-Abdul-Awkal-Ohio-Execution-June-06-2012


20 posted on 04/28/2012 2:42:08 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: therightliveswithus

Hold on - the name of the judge is wrong - and being copied
frpm site to site as ‘Guin’..

His name is ‘Gwin’,

here’s a link to the court docs:

http://volokh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/RiversvMohr.pdf


21 posted on 04/28/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT by CaptainPhilFan
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To: therightliveswithus

Mr. Abdul Awkal just painted a target on his back....

Imagine being in prison for a 20 year stretch and no pork products,...

No bacon, ribs, sausage, pork chops or even prison loaf ...

The guy is a good as dead....


22 posted on 04/28/2012 2:43:36 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Muslims need to be expelled from America now.

They DESCRIBE THEMSELVES as SWORN ENEMIES OF AMERICA.

It’s time to round them up and deport them all to halal countries.

It would cost very little and be done in 6 months.

Problem solved.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Separate quarters for shar’ia compliant prisoners. Make sure they have relatively easy access to various utensils (spoons, screwdrivers, table knives, etc.) that can be sharpened and used as a shiv. Loose housing, no cell confinements, deposit whatever food they are to have for the day at a secure drop point, let them prepare and/or divide it up as they agree among themselves. Make sure there are absolutely no weak points (along waste disposal pipes or incoming plumbing, for example) where they could wriggle out. Prison guards are in no instance to ever enter the confinement area, even to retrieve a corpse. The tops of all wall will be secured with the most reliable technology known to prevent any escape attempts over the walls, and the ground beneath will be scanned with “downward-looking” radar to detect any attempts to burrow out. Prisoners are held accountable for any repairs to damaged facilities, and undertake the work themselves unsupervised.

And no pardons or commutation of sentences, ever. Rather like trapping alligators. Alligators are NEVER rehabilitated.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 3:00:44 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: FReepers

James S. Gwin, Ohio Northern District


25 posted on 04/28/2012 3:04:08 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: therightliveswithus

Separation of Church and State except for Islam.

The libs love that one religion!


26 posted on 04/28/2012 3:16:56 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: therightliveswithus
"forcing non-Muslims to adhere to a Muslim diet is not the establishment of a religion because everyone eats the same food."

What a moron....proves anybody can be a judge.

27 posted on 04/28/2012 3:21:47 PM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Just a thought. Does this include approval of conjugal visits with dead wives (within a six hour window of course. Anything else would be non-halal)

I swear you can’t make these things up. No one would believe them.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Abdul Awkul was not muslim when he went in. Almost certainly the NOI recruited him in the joint.

Me, I would feed the animals pizza and pancakes.

Because those are the only things that will slide under the door.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Farmer Dean

Clintoon appointee...


30 posted on 04/28/2012 4:10:53 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: therightliveswithus
the goathumper can't be TOO concerned about his religion/death cult or he wouldn't be in prison...
31 posted on 04/28/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Popman

“Mr. Abdul Awkal just painted a target on his back....”

I got a feeling he’ll be getting plenty of ‘Pork’, if you know what I mean.


32 posted on 04/28/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Does that mean that all of the prisoners will be denied food and water from sunup to sundown during Ramadan?


33 posted on 04/28/2012 6:05:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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