Muslim inmate sues state over failure to provide halal meals

Source: The Oregonian

An inmate has sued Oregon Department of Corrections staff for failing to serve meals that observe his Muslim faith.

Rashid Kambarov, 29, who is serving a sentence for rape, filed a complaint this week in U.S. District Court in Pendleton.

He is a legal permanent resident from Turkey and is incarcerated at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. He is suing the superintendent of Two Rivers, Troy Bowser, and other administrators at the prison.

Betty Bernt, spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, on Tuesday declined to comment, saying the agency does not comment on pending litigation.

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Categories: Muslims, The Muslim Times

5 replies

  1. Reminds me of a story my wife told me: She was in a plane and had ordered a ‘Muslim Meal’. Next to her was a Muslim man who drank much alcohol. When the special Muslim Meal arrived the Muslim man next to her also wanted one, which was not available as he did not pre-order it. He made a big fuss. Nearly drunk, but still wanting a halal meal. As the guy got very drunk my wife had to request to move her seat ..

  2. In Switzerland it is reported that several inmates in Swiss jails converted to Islam, because Muslims got Beef Steak while non-Muslim inmates got the cheaper pork chops. (And Albanian speakers went on strike, because there was no Albanian channel on satellite TV).

  3. Islamic clerics make Muslim difficult to follow Islam
    Whereas Iskam is a religion of flexible.
    Most Islamic clerics mislead Muslim to wrong direction or distore Islam that cause conflict and immense of suffering in 21 th century, we need to correct it.
    All love❤️

  4. If we read Al Quran carefully that Allah permit Muslim yo eat the meat pork a little bit as long as do not harm your health. Million prople around the world eat pork meat they are just fine. They follow the health-expert than clerics who lack of knowledge of health.
    Do not put your trust on uneducated clerics, place your trust on health expertist. You will be save.

    My conclusion
    Allah and prophet permit Muslim eat the pork meat a lttle bit and drink alcohol as well. Do not eat to much and do not drink alcohol to much will harm your health.

    Islam is not a religion of dogmatic but logic.
    All ❤️

    • Your interpretation is ‘unique’ (I would say wrong). My interpretation is that you may eat a little bit of pork when you are near starvation, instead of starving to death. not ‘a little bit as long as do not harm your health’, why should we drink alcohol when the harm is more than the benefit? I agree that Islam is a religion of logic, the problem is you and logic.

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