I was on Fox and Friends to discuss Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi, nee John Walker Lindh, a United States citizen and Muslim convert who was captured as an enemy combatant during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. The "American Taliban" is serving a 20-year prison sentence for war crimes in the service of the Afghanistan's Taliban. He is a traitor of the highest order. He was captured during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, a violent Taliban prison uprising during which Central Intelligence Agency officer and great American hero Johnny "Mike" Spann was killed.
Abu Sulayman al-Irlandi, nee John Phillip Walker Lindh, is a traitor and should have faced a firing squad for his treason. He joined the jihad and actively engaged in the killing of US soldiers. He attended a lecture by Osama Bin Laden. Instead of rotting in a well-earned grave, al-Irlandi and other jihadists are suing the US government trial over high-risk Muslim terrorists congregating together for "group prayer." He should receive no further concessions.
Here again we see the same Islamic pattern -- Islamic supremacists always try to push the idea that wherever Islamic law and American law conflict, it is American law that must give way. But this is especially absurd in prison, where security considerations must be paramount, and where people are being deprived of certain rights as punishment for their crimes.
Peaceful religious practice in American is a derivative of our right to the pursuit of our own happiness, which itself is a right made possible only in a context of respect for the rights of others. Lindh does not share such respect. He made that clear when he turned his weapon on his own countrymen in the mountains of Afghanistan.