Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jail loos turned from East

The Sun Online reported Jail bosses are rebuilding toilets so Muslim inmates don’t have to use them while facing Mecca.

I think they are just trying to see how far they can push governments to accomodate them.
Thousands of pounds of taxpayers money are being spent to ensure lags are not offended.
We certainly don't want to offend them, do we.
The Islamic religion prohibits Muslims from facing or turning their backs on the Kiblah — the direction of prayer — when they visit the lav.
What is wrong with turing their backs to it.
Muslim lags claimed they have had to sit sideways on prison WCs.
Why sit sideways. I bet few of them are pointed directly toward Mecca. It would seem that if they were 10 or 15 degrees off, they would not be facing Mecca.
But after pressure from faith leaders the Home Office has agreed to turn the existing toilets 90 degrees at HMP Brixton in London. The Home Office refused to reveal the cost of the new facilities — part of an “on-going refurbishment”. One Muslim former inmate said: “The least the Prison Service can do is make sure people can practise their religion correctly in prison.”
Do they pray while sitting on the toilet?
But a Brixton jail officer said: “If they didn’t get locked up for committing crime they would not have this problem. Yet we have to sort out their loos. If we weren’t paying for it as taxpayers I’d laugh my socks off.” Around a quarter of prisoners at the Category B jail are Muslims. Labour MP Khalid Mahmood said: “As far as I understand this rule only applies in a place of worship.”
Much of what they do is evil. Maybe a jail is a place of worship to them.
Tory MP Ann Widdecombe said: “Some common sense needs to be applied.”

1 comment:

Deb said...

Wow. That's nuts!!