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Judge Forces Alaska to Pay Muslim Inmates $100,000 After They Complain About Treatment During Ramadan

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Good Morning, Here Is Some Speculation, Analysis and OPINION From K The Baish| It has been reported that a lawsuit regarding the treatment of Muslim inmates during Ramadan was settled by the Alaska Department of Law and the Council for American-Islamic Relations.

According to ADN.com, “As part of the settlement, the state will pay $102,500 to plaintiffs Anas Dowl and Ernest Jacobsson. The settlement also requires changes in the way the Department of Corrections feeds prisoners during Ramadan and in the way prisoners are permitted to pray.”

CAIR trial attorney Carolyn Homer stated, “Accommodating Muslim prisoners in prisons around the country has been a perennial problem,” going on to say that the new agreement with the state of Alaska “is one of the comprehensive accommodation provisions that CAIR has ever seen, and we intend to hold it up as a model for how Muslim inmates can be accommodated.”

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Public information officer for the Department of Corrections, Sarah Gallagher, said in an email that roughly 45 inmates took part in a Ramadan celebration this year.

 The department released figures to the Alaska Legislature earlier in the year, which revealed that the state had an average of 4,314 inmates in 2018.

Anchorage Daily News has more on the suit:

The lawsuit was filed in 2018 against Dean Williams, the commissioner of corrections under then-Gov. Bill Walker. The settlement was approved Friday by federal Anchorage District Court Judge H. Russel Holland, and the case has been closed.

Observant Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the 29 or 30 days of Ramadan, meaning that state-held prisoners who observe the fast cannot participate in regular meal schedules. The lawsuit alleged that the alternative meals offered to Dowl and Jacobsson were dangerously meager and that Muslim inmates were being starved.

An emergency order was issued by Judge Holland which forced the state to look into the matter. The state complied with the judge’s orders.

“CAIR has been pleased that the Alaska Department of Corrections took this case seriously from the very beginning and made immediate changes,” Homer stated.

Gallagher explained that “most of the changes required by the settlement have already been implemented throughout our institutions but will not be fully in place until Ramadan 2020.”

She went on to praise the state’s professionalism during the suit.

According to ADN, “the case had progressed through the federal legal system and was headed toward trial before the settlement was announced this week. The settlement states that Muslim inmates also ‘are permitted to congregate for each of the five daily prayers in their mods,’ ‘are permitted to facilitate Friday religious services,’ and ‘Muslim inmates are permitted to participate in Islamic study groups.’”

CAIR is also planning on providing “religious sensitivity training,” free of charge to Department of Corrections employees.

Gallagher explained that the “training discussed in the settlement is only for personnel that deal directly with Ramadan and religious related requests.”

ADN further reports:

The settlement includes provisions against any subsequent backsliding by the state. The Alaska Legislature typically authorizes the payment of all court settlements statewide in a single budgetary line item. Gallagher said the financial impact of this settlement on the department’s budget “is negligible, if at all.”

I am all for freedom of religion, I just wish Christians and Jews would be treated with the same respect and the left would stop, what I perceive to be their demonization of the Judeo-Christian ethic that made America great …


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11 Comments

  1. William Henry

    September 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

    “Religious Sensitivity Training” under the guise of “providing training and sensitivity” toward Muslims is really PROSELYTIZING, something CAIR has been doing with the K-12 GED public schools.

  2. Arthur Nicholas

    September 23, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Islam is a hate group, not a religion. Let the haters starve.

  3. ROSE

    September 23, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    THESE ASSHOLES ARE PRISONERS,THEY DO NOT DESERVE ANY KIND OF SPECIAL TREATMENT.LET THE JUDGE PAY THE FEE OUT OF HIS POCKET

  4. THOMAS

    September 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Just shoot them and don’t pay them a dine !

  5. James Stevens

    September 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I cannot believe what I just read above. These SOBS are not only criminal, but they would kill your entire family and use acid to erase your DNA from all History. Am I making myself clear here. I cannot believe a judge that is paid with our tax dollars is even giving one penny to these Dogs. Wait,that is an insult to Dogs. Let’s try Jackals, yes, much better.
    Makes me wonder what Walker’s cut came out to be? Things have got to change and about 90% of all our legal system needs an overhaul. Where the Hell is Sarah Palin when you need her. MAGA MOFO jwstx

  6. Patrick Henry

    September 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    That so called judge needs their A$$ kicked off the face of the planet!!!! What a MORON/IDIOT!!!

  7. Robin

    September 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Must have been a democrat judge who took a bribe from the Terrorist group Carr.
    Islam is a form of government and religion of satan. Should not be tolerated in our government! These rapist and pedophiles should not get special treatment

  8. Darenot

    September 24, 2019 at 5:21 am

    They either threatened the Judge, OR he is an Obama appointed Judge. No one in their right mind would give these sub-humans anything.

  9. Ted R. Weiland

    September 24, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Deuteronomy 28:43-45 Alert!

    QUESTION: Are anti-Christian and non-Cristian Muslims, etc. occupying positions of civil leadership in America as a result of the Bible’s biblical qualifications for civil leadership or because those same qualifications were eliminated with Article 6’s Christian test ban?

    CLUE: It wasn’t because of the Bible’s qualifications!*

    QUESTION: Is America’s landscape dotted with Mosques, Synagogues, and Temples devoted to gods not Yahweh, from which our posterity is being proselytized to their false gods, because of the First Commandment or because of the First Amendment?

    CLUE: It’s not because of the First Commandment!**

    *For more regarding Article 6’s Christian test ban, Google Chapter Nine “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land” of free online book “Bible Law vs. The United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.”

    **For more, see Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism.”

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  10. Geneww38

    September 24, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    We must not insult them. Give then all the bread and distilled water that they may desire for those 30 days. What is the problem?

  11. john

    October 9, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Ship all the moslems to Gitmo so they can be isolated in one place. Let them practice their cult there.

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