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Muslim Inmate Sues Indiana Sheriff’s Office for Refusing Him Halal Meal

A Muslim inmate is suing an Indiana sheriff’s office for allegedly refusing him meals that follow Islamic dietary laws.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit on behalf of Gannon Thomas Wednesday alleging that the staff violated his First Amendment rights and his rights under Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act by refusing to serve him halal meals, WXIN reported.

The suit alleges that Thomas had repeatedly told the jail staff to serve him food in accordance with Islamic law, which excludes pork products and other meats not killed under certain conditions.

The staff told Thomas that the jail would only provide special meals for medical reasons and not for religious reasons, the suit says.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, however, alleges that they had no knowledge of Thomas’s religious practices.

“The fact that Inmate Gannon is alleging that we have discriminated against him by not serving him a ‘religious diet made of Halal food – food that adheres to Islamic Law’ because he is a practicing Muslim is not accurate in my opinion,” Sheriff Mike Nielsen said in a statement.  “I was not even aware that there was an issue that one of our inmates had, about the type of food he was receiving because of his religious practices.”

This case is one of the first cases to use the state’s religious freedom law, which was signed by Gov. Mike Pence in 2015, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The law says that the government cannot violate a person’s religious liberty unless there is a “compelling governmental interest” in imposing the burden done in the “least restrictive” way possible.

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These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom from Voter Importation
Immigration is allowed - except where that changes the political demography (this is electoral fraud)
4. SP Freedom from Debt
The Central Bank is allowed to create debt - except where that debt burden can pass across a generation (25 years).

An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

  • Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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