Life in prison is hard, but it can be eased through faith and brotherhood. More importantly, repentant felons have a stronger opportunity for eternal salvation when they’re exposed to the Gospel. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit against a Virginia prison for having a “God Pod” that promoted Biblical truth. Now, the program has been shut down.
The suit, which claimed members of the “God Pod” were given preferential treatment in the form of their own cells as well as access to television and a microwave, is part of CAIR’s systematic attack on anything that doesn’t promote the spread of Islam through the American criminal justice system. Riverside Regional Jail south of Richmond, Virginia, ended the program on advice from counsel.
Riverside Regional Jail ends Bible-based ‘God Pod’ amid Muslim inmates’ discrimination lawsuit | Crime | richmond.com
Deborah Kane, a lawyer for the chaplain who was in charge of the program, said the Bible is a religious text accorded respect in Judaism and Islam, so it’s wrong to assume that a Bible-based curriculum favors Christians.
The chaplain who ran the program worked for the Richmond-based Good News Jail and Prison Ministry, which had a contract to provide chaplain services at Riverside. On its website, Good News says its mission is to “bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to prisoners.”
Gadeir Abbas, a CAIR lawyer, said the evidence shows only Christians were picked to live in the God Pod, despite assertions that the program was open to all. He said the evidence is clear that the only people who could avail themselves of the program “were those willing to commit themselves to a lifetime of living in accordance with the Bible.”
This victory for CAIR is part of a larger strategy the group uses to indoctrinate prison inmates and compel them, often with threats of violence, to convert to Islam. As Jihad Watch noted, prisons in the United Kingdom are already run in large part by the Muslim communities in them. Trends point to the same conclusion in American jails as the outreach program for CAIR and their affiliates has far greater reach than that of other religions, including Christianity.
In Sharia states, Christianity is considered to be an inferior, infidel religion; persecution of Christians is rampant. Now, even the Christian heritage of Western countries are being eroded by Islamic supremacists. Earlier this month, the Alaska Department of Law and CAIR settled a lawsuit in which Alaska paid $102,500 to two Muslim inmates because of how they were fed during Ramadan. CAIR also provided religious sensitivity training to Department of Corrections employees.
Meanwhile, in the UK, jihadists have been ruling prisons. “Vulnerable” infidel prisoners are paying the jizya, and Muslim prison gangs have been beating prisoners who won’t convert to Islam.
It won’t be long before the disastrous conditions in UK prisons are mirrored in American jails, thanks to Muslim advocacy groups such as CAIR.
Everyone needs the opportunity to hear, believe in, and share the gospel, even convicted felons. What CAIR is doing is an attempt to strip away this opportunity to replace it with promotion of Islam in our prison system.
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