What is worse, is that the pathetic excuse for a father is "proud" of his liberal son (ABC News).
"I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he has about Islam."
John Lindh, who pleaded guilty to helping the Taliban and carrying explosives, testified in court today that a prison policy limiting group prayer has forced him to sin.
Lindh, 31, is suing prison officials for the right to pray five times a day with fellow Islamic inmates instead of praying alone in his cell.
"I believe it's obligatory," Lindh said in court, the Associated Press reported. "If you're required to do it in congregation and you don't, then that's a sin."
Lindh is being held in the Communications Management Unit in Terre Haute, Ind., where he is serving a 20-year sentence for supplying services to the Taliban and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony.
"I am a Muslim and my religion requires that I perform five daily prayers in congregation. This is mandatory and not optional," Lindh wrote in a handwritten complaint to prison officials that was also filed in federal court.
A ban on daily group prayer was instituted in 2007 after Muslim inmates ignored a lockdown caused by a fire alarm, court documents stated. Inmates are free to pray in their individual cells.
But according to one imam, the lying Lindh can pray alone (AJC).
Ammar Amonette testified Tuesday in federal court in Indianapolis that he and Lindh adhere to the same Hanbali school of Islam and that it excuses followers from praying in groups if it isn't possible. Amonette leads a mosque in Richmond, Va.
Amonette's testimony comes on the second day of trial in Lindh's lawsuit challenging a rule allowing only supervised group prayer at the tightly controlled federal prison unit in Terre Haute, Ind., where he's serving a 20-year sentence.
The government says it can't allow daily group prayer because of security concerns and because it doesn't employ enough Muslim chaplains.
So as this piece of trash who should have been hung for treason demands his rights (I personally would have thrown the bastard from an open door of the airplane bringing him back), the parents, wife and children of CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann live without a their son, husband and father. Such selfishness can only come from a Marin County liberal family like the Lindhs.