American Taliban’s Victory

The so-called American Taliban has won the right to pray in prison five times a day with his fellow Muslim inmates—a privilege he asked for by citing the same Constitution he sought to destroy, writes imam Ammar Amonette in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal. Called as an expert witness for the government, Amonette is against creating a separate space for Muslims to pray in prison, since it creates problems among the general population and limits staff elsewhere. Meanwhile, Lindh and his fellow extremists have created their own authority structure, sometimes resorting to violence to achieve their goals. Above all else, Amonette writes, “Lindh doesn’t recognize the rights of other inmates, Muslim or non-Muslim.”