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Muslim Inmates Asking to Join Kosher Food Suit


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Muslim inmates in Florida are asking to join a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Jewish prisoners demanding that the state Department of Corrections provide kosher meals, AP reported.

A Miami federal judge is scheduled to hold a hearing on Tuesday on whether Florida prison officials should be ordered to serve kosher meals to Jewish prisoners who qualify.

Attorneys for a group of Muslim prisoners have told the press that their clients are unable to receive “halal” meals, prepared under Islamic law. The Muslims say they would accept the kosher diet as an alternative.

The Muslim prisoners say they should be treated equally and want to join the “Jewish” lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Florida prison officials announced that they have restarted the kosher meals program, but federal officials want a court order that would guarantee the program stays in place.

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  1. I support Muslim inmates–and any inmate–being able to eat according to their religious laws. However, it is worthy of note that kosher meals ARE halal meals–Muslims are allowed to eat kosher meat. Jews are not allowed to eat halal meat. Muslims would be abiding by halal if they ate kosher meals.

  2. Tim Upham says:

    If they cannot get halal, then by all means let them get kosher.

  3. Joe Platnick says:

    We have so much in common. We should not be fighting. Courts of law should be organized. Maybe peace can be achieved through food and religion.

  4. Joe Platnick says:

    Order a book regarding peaceful similarity between Torah and Koran.

  5. A funny Rare moment….

  6. Anonymous says:

    They deserve to eat whatever is available. They are not in prison for good things. I would serve them pig meat.

  7. Dee Greenmeyer says:

    Another muslim complaining about what the American people do. So sad. This is America, if they don't like what we eat, drink, say and do, and they don't want to go by our laws and rules, then by all means GTFO and stay out. Other countries would be more than willing to cater to your every need. America needs to STOP babying these evil people.


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