March 19, 2009
Issue: Religious Freedom
Muslim Advocates Join a Letter Opposing Proposed Rule-making on Religious Materials in Prison Chapel Libraries
Muslim Advocates joined the American Civil Liberties Union and a diverse range of ten Christian and Jewish organizations on March 17, 2009 in opposing a proposed rule that would deny inmates access to some religious texts in federal penitentiary libraries.
Click here to read the letter.
Farhana Khera, Executive Director, made the following statement:
“Muslim Advocates today joined a range of faith and civil liberties organizations in opposing a proposed Bureau of Prisons rule that could deprive inmates access to religious materials. Religious censorship deeply offends core constitutional freedoms. Proposed government restrictions on religious practice should respect these constitutional guarantees.”