A program dubbed the “God Pod” by inmates was stopped by the Virginia Jail after a lawsuit was filed by designated terrorist group CAIR on behalf of 3 Muslim inmates last year alleging the program to provide favorable treatments to Christians while discriminating against Muslims.
Christian ActionMany people believe this is ironic because America was built by Christians but Muslims are using freedoms they have in America that don’t have in Muslim dominated countries.
The Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond, as per court documents, ended the program following counsel advice after Muslim inmates represented by CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) filed a lawsuit last year.
The 3 Muslim inmates claimed the “God Pod” participants received preferred status, such as having their own cell, and use of microwave and television. The program was said to be built on biblical principles and open to all faiths as per jail officials.
However, Gadeir Abbas, a CAIR Senior Litigation Jihadist (above), claimed that Christians were hand-picked to come and live in the God Pod, despite the assertions made in court about the program being open to all. Some people believe that Muslims are not rational and because of this, this program may not be the best program for them.
Unbelievably, CAIR is now suing the same Virginia prison for not offering special accommodations to Muslims during their month-long (Sunrise to Sunset fasting) holiday of Ramadan.
Arab News Muslim groups have raised concerns over reports that Muslim inmates in the US state of Virginia are being denied sahoor and iftar meals on time during Ramadan.
The groups have written to Virginia’s governor, attorney general and the Department of Corrections (DOC), saying despite complications posed by COVID-19 in US prisons, inmates have a constitutional right to be able to fast during Ramadan, and to do so without interference.
At Wallens Ridge Virginia State Prison, several Muslim inmates have been told by staff that because there are “too many Muslims on the Ramadan list this year,” the prison has denied some requests to be placed on the list. If a prisoner is not on the list, they are unable to receive meals before fasting begins or after it ends.
Muslims make up about 9% of state prisoners, though they are only about 1% of the U.S. population, a new report from the civil rights organization Muslim Advocates finds.