Department of Justice Reveals Discrimination Against Muslims in US Jails

March 12, 2005

Source: Dawn

On March 12, 2005 Dawn reported, "the US Justice Department has 'found a disturbing pattern' of discriminatory and retaliatory actions against Muslim inmates by wardens and guards at American prisons. A report by the department's Office of the Inspector General, made available to the media on Friday afternoon, singles out an unnamed federal prison where the treatment of Muslim inmates was 'particularly bad'. Inspector General Glenn A. Fine also disclosed that an FBI agent sent an e-mail to field offices 'identifying the names and addresses of the proprietors and customers of a Muslim-based website', along with instructions to 'take whatever action it deemed appropriate' against any local people on the list. The FBI later conceded the e-mail was probably illegal."