Last year, Cleveland native Sakeena Majeed was arrested for assault and sentenced to 60 days in jail. That wouldn’t be very newsworthy, until you hear what happened in prison to the Muslim woman:
Sakeena Majeed said… that a correction officer made her and other Cuyahoga County jail inmates attend Friday afternoon services led by a Baptist minister. She alleged that she was threatened with solitary confinement if she did not attend and that another correction officer mocked her when she refused to actively participate.
Majeed has filed a federal lawsuit against Cuyahoga County, the County Sheriff, and a corrections officer.
If you read the thousands of comments on Yahoo News, it’s clear that few people understand that you don’t give up your religious rights even in prison.
If a Christian prisoner were forced to pray to Allah five times a day, maybe they’d get it.
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