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

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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. – READ MORE

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