Sunday, April 09, 2006

Inmates have a right to oxen & camel

The insanity keeps flowing from the dismal state of "Taxsachusetts". Check it, a muslim prisoner sued the state because his religious rights are being violated. The fact that he is being housed and fed for the balance of his natural life is not enough for one Rashad Rasheed, an inmate serving a life sentence at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. Rasheed, a nation of islam member, sued in 2000 when the prison changed food service providers and muslim prisoners started receiving lamb and fish on the two holy days to which Rasheed deemed inappropriate. The state court agreed and found no reason why the prison could not comply with the request. The court also ruled that poor old Rasheed could in fact have a bulky prayer rug and scented prayer oil. The attorneys for the prison said contraband could be hidden in the rug and the oil masked the smell of marijuana. So let me get this straight, a convict serving life has more religious rights than Massachusetts public school children? Nice..... The lifer gets a camel for eid al-fitr and the school kids get "winter break".

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