Muslim Murderer Tries To Sue Over Cold Ramadan Meals In Jail. Federal Judge Says No Way
A federal judge in Kansas has thrown out a Muslim inmate's lawsuit that accused a county jail and its administrators of violating the convicted killer's religious rights.
U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse dismissed Eddie Gordon Sr.'s case involving the Shawnee County Jail after Gordon missed a court-imposed deadline to submit any evidence the alleged misconduct harmed him physically or intentionally interfered with his religion, the Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2bzDoQK ) reported Tuesday.
Acting as his own attorney, Gordon alleged in his handwritten 2014 lawsuit that he wasn't fed for 28 hours during the 30-day season of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn until after sunset. Gordon, 27, also said jail officials served him cold, unbearable meals so close to his prayer time that he couldn't eat them before fasting.