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American Taliban fighter wants group prayer behind bars
by Charles Wilson
Lawyers for American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh asked a federal judge Wednesday to find the Federal Bureau of Prisons in contempt for not allowing Muslim inmates in a high-security Indiana prison unit to pray together five times a day, as required by their faith.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the eight-page contempt motion in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis and sent a copy to The Associated Press.
The prisons agency has said inmates of all religions housed in the Terre Haute federal prison's Communications Management Unit have been allowed to pray together three times daily after a federal judge ruled in Lindh's favor in a lawsuit seeking the prayer time.
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