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New Jersey: Muslim inmate sues jail, charging discrimination against Muslims
By Robert Spencer
“A Muslim inmate is suing Somerset County Jail, claiming he’s been discriminated against when employees attempted to offer him Kosher meals in place of Halal.”
But the Qur’an says that “the food of the People of the Book is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them” (5:5), which means that Muslims can eat kosher foods and food prepared by Christians. That makes clear that Sherone Long’s lawsuit is just another exercise in Islamic supremacism, attempting to gain special privileges and accommodation for Muslims, in accord with their privileged status in Islamic law.
Also, imagine if Sherone Long were a Nazi, and that Nazis had food laws. In that case, would Somerset County Jail have any obligation to reinforce his ideology?
“Muslim inmate sues Somerset County Jail alleging religious discrimination,” by Nick Muscavage, Bridgewater Courier News, October 5, 2018 (thanks to Paul):
SOMERVILLE – A Muslim inmate is suing Somerset County Jail, claiming he’s been discriminated against when employees attempted to offer him Kosher meals in place of Halal.
Sherone Long, who filed a federal lawsuit in August, is alleging the jail does not offer adequate Islamic services, despite its handbook stating it does.
According to Long’s statement of facts in the lawsuit’s filing papers, in May 2018 he reached out to Deputy Warden Roger Delin concerning the lack of Islamic services.
Long explained to Delin that he had never been afforded the opportunity to pray with an Imam, as the jail’s handbook states, and he was not given Halal meals.
Delin, Long alleged, tried to organize Ramadan a different way than the Muslim religion instructs. In July, Delin submitted his letter of retirement to Sheriff Frank Provenzano.
The jail staff, according to the lawsuit, insisted that Kosher and Halal are the same.