From the NY Times, the Justice department is removing religious materials, the reason:

to avoid becoming recruiting grounds for militant Islamic and other religious groups.

I’m not a fan of Islamic fundamentalism, but taking your Islam seriously is still protected by the constitution.

The justice department is picking out the 150 books and 150 multimedia sources that will tell prisoners about all the religions in the world. I think this is a fine idea. It seems reasonable to attempt to represent all the religions of the world with 300 books, dvd’s and tapes. It in no way feels like the government is attempting to influence the religious freedoms of its citizens.

 

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