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ttsgw
Atheist and secular humanist
02:53 PM on 01/13/2013
Compared with Christians, Talibans take their religion much more seriously.
IDSavant
Common sense is not so common.
03:18 PM on 01/13/2013
Especially the "Thou shall kill" part.
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orcinusorca47
To Whose Benefit?
09:31 PM on 01/13/2013
The United States just killed a few hundred thousand Iraqis because of some lies by our president and the Israeli Mossad. We in the west have been slaughtering Muslims for their oil for well over a hundred years.
They haven't killed that many of us and they have a right to be a bit cranky. Whether you can comprehend it or not, they have the same emotions as an American.
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cheradora
Down with the red party
01:01 AM on 01/17/2013
ya,because bullying gay kids to death doesn't count..(rolls eyes)
04:33 AM on 01/14/2013
Yes... stoning, destroying schools, shooting young girls.. I agree.
02:42 PM on 01/13/2013
"Government witnesses testified that Muslims, who make up the majority of inmates in the unit, have operated like a gang under the guise of religious activity."

No kidding. They do that all the time and they get away with it because we let them.

I don't give a damn what this guy wants and I don't care what Islam says about it. If he wants to pray let him do it in his cell by himself.
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shirley thomas
we have no friends in dc
03:47 PM on 01/13/2013
i don't give a darn what christian wants. just love the bible belt states that tried to make the only reading material the buybull. this is a nation of many religions and thank goodness a growing nation of folks who are embracing no religion. glad he won his suit, though islam is just as bad as chrisitanity
02:41 PM on 01/13/2013
I thought traitors were suppose to be shot. Is this guy really going to get out of prison in twenty years. I wonder hoiw many Americans died because of what he did.
IDSavant
Common sense is not so common.
03:19 PM on 01/13/2013
Permissive society brought on by liberal minds.
01:27 AM on 01/14/2013
None. He never fought against the Americans. He fought against the Northern Alliance before it became a U.S. ally.
04:34 AM on 01/14/2013
To help the Taliban to build a pure Islamic state?
04:51 PM on 01/14/2013
He continued to be there eventhough he knew the Americans were involved..
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samearl
What is truth?
02:10 PM on 01/13/2013
It appears that in this instance the practice of group prayer has been allowed before without a problem but it has become an issue to punish Muslims and single them out. The defining argument seems to be that they can get together for games and other group activities but not their religious activities so it seems to be singling them out and trying to stop that. The article fails to explain what the significance and importance of group prayer is in Islam. Nothing can stop any inmate from praying all they want in their cell. Are prison officials giving preferential treatment to one religion over another? Otherwise he is a traitor we owe him nothing.
01:28 AM on 01/14/2013
He's not a traitor. He never fought against the U.S. He fought against the Northern Alliance before it became a U.S. ally.
04:35 AM on 01/14/2013
US soldiers were being fought against then.. So it was OK to fight against your own country then.. Cool..
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Galician
Keep calm and carry on
12:00 PM on 01/13/2013
With all due respect, who does the Pope think he is to try to rule everyone's lives? Some people are simply not believers and some people (myself included) don't just like hearing a neverending discriminatory speech. Is that old nazi chap inside of you the one who's still speaking?
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Galician
Keep calm and carry on
01:25 PM on 01/13/2013
This comment was not supposed to be here. Sorry!
IDSavant
Common sense is not so common.
03:21 PM on 01/13/2013
If you feel lost read the bible.
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11:51 AM on 01/13/2013
For now, it's just some crackpot, John Walker Lynne, in the parameters of his confinement.

We're all gonna see the tenets of Islam more vividly in North America as diversity and multiculturalism (professed liberal virtues) gets a strangle hold on us.
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shirley thomas
we have no friends in dc
03:56 PM on 01/13/2013
yep a stranglehold just like the buybull lol. cast off the mortal coil called religion and free your mind. namaste
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08:02 PM on 01/13/2013
Shirley surely you gotta a lot of bravado on display here to disparage one belief system that won't bite you back.

But I'll venture a guess that you're shirley a coward to disparage Islam.  It's sorta like a schoolyard bully picking on the smallest, weakest kid.  Shirley so.
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Doug Sandlin
10:02 PM on 01/13/2013
How do you imagine that happening?

The last election was a pretty glaring indication that religious conservatism is not of interest to the vast majority of Americans.
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12:57 AM on 01/14/2013
It won't happen overnight. Look forward 10 years.  Look back 10 years.
10:46 AM on 01/13/2013
More lib's at work
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shirley thomas
we have no friends in dc
03:56 PM on 01/13/2013
thank gawd
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2tru4u2c
Politically correct is neither!!
10:40 AM on 01/13/2013
Well, there's 2 ways to look at this.

1- A penitentiary is just that. All the rights and freedoms you enjoyed on the outside were left at the gate when you entered. Your remaining rights are very limited.

a- 3 squares
b- a place to sleep
c- a place to bathe
d- a toilet
e- the most important right- the right to sit there, keep quiet and be penitent until your sentence is completed

I wouldn't be surprised to hear that John Traitor Lindh somehow found his way into solitary confinement on a frequent basis

Oh, yeah, the second way to look at this.

Now that a legal precident has been set. The government must now also allow prayer in all other government buildings. Actually, they have to go beyond just allowing it. They are now required to accomodate, supervise it and guard or protect those who wish to pray from those who might choose to harass or visit harm upon them. A good attorney could argue that any gov't building may be required to alter its normal routine in their obligation to accomodate, supervise, guard and/or protect any prayer group.
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1waitasec
theology = opinion based on conjecture, so what?
12:07 PM on 01/13/2013
so true...so true.
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2tru4u2c
Politically correct is neither!!
12:41 PM on 01/13/2013
Glad you agree.

Thanks for the shout out!!

8^D
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orcinusorca47
To Whose Benefit?
09:39 PM on 01/13/2013
Wrong. A prison and some military facilities are also full time residences. The people can't leave to deal with their religion. In other government buildings, they can leave and almost all do leave every day.
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AntithiChrist
Rhymes with Grist
10:06 AM on 01/13/2013
If a man wants to suggestively kneel in a ritual butts-up position with groups of other men daily, well, who are we...blah, blah...?
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unebaiser
Walk backwards in the daylight.
10:21 AM on 01/13/2013
He was doing that anyway.
IDSavant
Common sense is not so common.
03:22 PM on 01/13/2013
Not with other men.
10:05 AM on 01/13/2013
Interesting that it is okay to pray in prison, but not in school.
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unebaiser
Walk backwards in the daylight.
10:24 AM on 01/13/2013
Adults in one,children in other. The latter will feel pressured to pray whether they want to or not. The prison guy can choose.
07:33 PM on 01/13/2013
Good point.
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1waitasec
theology = opinion based on conjecture, so what?
12:10 PM on 01/13/2013
i have no idea what you are talking about
school children can pray in school...there are bible studies and prayer groups made up of the respective adherents....
besides even if it were true, which it isn't perhaps you may want to revisit the bible
matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

so stop your whining and smile, or recognize that what your asserted was not true.
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shirley thomas
we have no friends in dc
04:03 PM on 01/13/2013
let them keep whining about prayer in school as though that would miraculously change these students and their behavior. more and more young people are self-identifying as nones-no belief. perhaps due to the rampantly, rabid, evangelicals types that take over the airwwaves and are trying to take over our lives. pray or don't pray who care-don't these people have homes, cars, buses, churches to pray in
07:31 PM on 01/13/2013
mea culpa
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WILLIEMOJORISIN
USN 1978-1984
09:46 AM on 01/13/2013
Too bad we didn't use a drone on him alongside the Taliban.
Chrismoo3
Interesting, though elementary
03:48 PM on 01/13/2013
Many of your comments, to me, maybe a little harsh. This one, though, I fully agree with.
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WILLIEMOJORISIN
USN 1978-1984
03:56 PM on 01/13/2013
I'm working at being less harsh :-)
09:39 AM on 01/13/2013
I don't understand why prisoners have rights anyway. That is part of the problem in America. The lawless have more laws protecting them, than the law abiding do. We used to hang people for treason and being traitors.
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unebaiser
Walk backwards in the daylight.
10:25 AM on 01/13/2013
Good thing for Bush and Cheney we stopped.huh?
01:37 AM on 01/14/2013
Lind is not a traitor. He never fought against the U.S.
09:12 AM on 01/13/2013
Before you comment, let's pretend that this person was a Muslim that was fighting with the Taliban, but seeing the error of his ways became reborn in the Christian faith while incarcerated. Let's pretend that he is seeking only to worship with his fellow Christians. I'm guessing that your comments would take on an entirely different slant.
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09:27 AM on 01/13/2013
Not MINE and not for a single minute. Try again for something more plausible and reality based Murphy's Law.
10:36 AM on 01/13/2013
Of course not! You are certainly the exception. Oh, wait!! That's not at all plausible or reality-based is it? There I go again!
02:46 PM on 01/13/2013
You cannot really believe that.
11:09 PM on 01/13/2013
I believe that if he were a Christian and being denied the opportunity to worship with his fellow Christians that the outcry would be immediate and deafening.
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buknekkid
09:05 AM on 01/13/2013
Lets see, terrorism = traitor which should = execution. Why are we wasting money and time on this TRAITOR? He should have been executed when found guilty.
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thanadar
Jury nullification works.
09:05 AM on 01/13/2013
Too bad his worthless son didn't "feel proud to be an American."