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Jailed Terrorist Suspect Will Only Eat Meat

Written by PETA | January 25, 2010
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Behold: a visit from Captain Obvious. As if the world needed another example of the proven link between violence against animals and violence against humans, Ghulam Rasool Khan—a suspected al-Qaida member jailed in India—refuses to eat the vegetarian food served to him, instead demanding “two kg of mutton and one kg of chicken daily.”

Khan has threatened to go on a hunger strike if he doesn’t get his carcasses. But if PETA India’s recent request that all jails serve only vegetarian meals is honored, then the bloodthirsty terrorist will be starving himself indefinitely.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Toby says:

    The Huffington Post sited this article as overthetop and the accompanying poll showed most readers agreed PETA ‘jumped the shark’… it’s just the suggestion “as if we need another link between meateating and homocide” which is too broad. Whether a murderer of people eats lots of meat or not it’s unethical the question is whether eating lots of meat makes one more likely to kill people I believe it does because people are animals too so precisephrasing is key to avoid offense Mr. Scherer… badpublicity exists perhaps contrary to popular belief.

  • Cathy says:

    Pleasewe’re missing the point here! We all care about innocent animals or we wouldn’t be PETA memberslet’s not lose focus! Help end the suffering of innocent animals in every way we can!

  • Randy says:

    Wow Vegancon Are you really so dense that you failed to notice that you actually proved you have no idea what I even wrote by reiterating one of the very points I made? Here lets look at something I said “Then there’s the death penalty…and yes some of those people are found to be innocent during their wait and even after the execution.” To which you responded “taken as a whole your comments make precious little sense and don’t amount to much. there are numerous cases where the death penalty has been improperly applied to innocent individuals.” But wait! Isn’t that what I just said? But does this change the fact that some prisoners are executed? No. Does it change the fact that some are in solitary confinement? No. Are those things not revocation of rights or privileges? Yes. The only right I’m aware of that’s guaranteed to all classes of prisoners is the right to not be subjected to ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment. Now take your oddcrazy inanesilly fantasticallyastounding nonsensegibberish buttRUMP back to school and learn to read before you make a huge statement protesting things that people aren’t even saying. In short LEARN TO READ andor COMPREHEND.

  • Jackie says:

    Most prisons in the US do not serve pork due to the number of Muslims in them! India may be like that too. Maybe he asked for lamb or chicken in place of pork and PETA once again has twisted the facts to suit their stories.

  • Jay says:

    That much meat? He’s kidding no one eats that much of it. When he orders meat he has to learn to eat it for example every other day!

  • emma says:

    Let me just say this… If the guy was a baby killer or a peodaphile would people still say he had his ‘rights’ to do or request whatever he wanted? Ignore the fact that people have previous arguments going on on here would you all agree that he had ‘rights’ if he slaughtered a baby or molested a child?? Or like jade said if this guy was vick? I’d pretty much bet my life that everyone would be unanimous in saying he had no ‘right’ to anything.

  • Jade says:

    Ah vegancoin now you’re saying others are just like me in vocabulary… but let’s review the facts here not drivel V “you are grandstanding the issue and just mouthing the words. only an unobjective fool and “both eyes wide shut” DUMBYist apologist would put any value in the pathetic irretrievable seethrough nonsense you post here as absolute fact.” Randy has a right to his opinion as do you. However that doesn’t give you the right to spew childish name calling toward him or anyone on this board. V “besides which you must be insane. prisoners do have rights not everyone that is in prison is guilty of a crime.” Prisoners do not have rights and if they’re in prison they are at least suspect of a crime. They’re jailed for our safety and others safety. Have you even considered that? V “1 the punishment must fit the crime there are alot of idiotic DUMBYist laws on the books here in america three strikes laws AETA PATRIOT act free speech etc.” I take it you must be one of those who have fallen under one of these acts. Additionally free speech does not equate using terroristic threats in the United States. Also Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act AETA wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for some people doing things such as throwing pies in government official’s faces or burning down labs. Those are terroristic acts they harm someone. V “2 and what about the case of a jaywalker who is in jail because he felt he was being railroaded by the system or someone wrongly accused of a crime.” Jaywalkers aren’t jailed they’re cited and wrongly accused of the crime they are exhonorated and paid quite a bit of money from their state for this. And they’re liberated using testing paid for by our tax dollars. V “according to you these individuals have no rights. you must be madinsane to promote such vapid and egregious mumbojumbo and rhetorical bunkum here. and stop talking outta’ both sides of yer mouth man.” Vegancoin if you commit a crime you have no rights. You and other ARs have said before that if someone commits animal cruelty they have “no rights” you and others said Vick had NO rights to get a job let alone being in the NFL. But if it’s say a piethrower who tosses a pie in a government official’s face to protest the seal hunt they’re victims of the justice system never mind they were already arrested recently for committing the same CRIME yes this is a crime at least in Canada. In short criminals have no rights to choose what they want to eat. If it’s just a vegetarian diet the jail serves that’s what they eat. If it’s omnivore diet they eat what they want but they’re not getting any demands on what they want to eat they have no right to do that. If they wanted that right they shouldn’t have committed the crime to be jailed. It may be your money that pays for their meals but it’s also mine and I think if they commit a crime they shouldn’t be getting their whiney demands BOTH sides of the argument on MY dollar.

  • vegancoin says:

    Randy taken as a whole your comments make precious little sense and don’t amount to much. there are numerous cases where the death penalty has been improperly applied to innocent individuals. httpwww.innocenceproject.org besides which the suspect in question is in jail in India not the american prison industrial complex. you are grandstanding the issue and just mouthing the words. only an unobjective fool and “both eyes wide shut” DUMBYist apologist would put any value in the pathetic irretrievable seethrough nonsense you post here as absolute fact. besides which you must be insane. prisoners do have rights not everyone that is in prison is guilty of a crime. 1 the punishment must fit the crime there are alot of idiotic DUMBYist laws on the books here in america three strikes laws AETA PATRIOT act free speech etc. 2 and what about the case of a jaywalker who is in jail because he felt he was being railroaded by the system or someone wrongly accused of a crime. according to you these individuals have no rights. you must be madinsane to promote such vapid and egregious mumbojumbo and rhetorical bunkum here. and stop talking outta’ both sides of yer mouth man.

  • Randy says:

    Vegancoin I’m pretty sure the only madcrazy and madinsame individual posting amusing commentary here is you. What is jail by your definition then? A building where people can’t leave but can do everything they used to do full of people that need to be treated nicely because they might be innocent? What if someone demands to eat only truffles that cost $1000pound? On top of that you do realize that small crimes are usually atoned for in small prisons that are less restrictive? Then there’s the death penaltywhich reclaims the Constitutional right to life. If that’s not a clear example of revoking someone’s rights I’m not sure what else would be. …and yes some of those people are found to be innocent during their wait and even after the execution. Bottom line…the prisons makes rules allowed by the states and the feds. If you’re found guilty of a crime then you will have your liberties restricted. That why we have juries and lawyers and judges…to try and make sure people aren’t stuck there erroneously.

  • vegancoin says:

    do believe the idea is clear here this jailed terrorist suspect is a sadistic and unremorseful individual a psychotic monster. beyond that i know nothing about the prison system in India and i know nothing about this jailed suspect.

  • jade says:

    David maybe I’m not making myself clear to all of you. I have no problems with a vegetarian diet being served to all prisoners if it’s the standard meal of the prison. Note I say all and standard meals served. However I AM against a vegetarian or an omnivore demanding a specific diet to fit their wishes and if it’s not what is being served to all prisoners. Why? Being a vegetarian is a choice it’s a moral choice. It’s also a choice to commit a crime to go to jail. You LOSE your rights for that time you’re serving in jail and lose all right to DEMAND a certain dinner be served to you. I find it rather immature that people seem to forget what a prisoner is. Sorry but when you commit a crime you did wrong aka to you “Evil” therefore you lose that right to eat what you want. As I said if it’s for everyone? Sure go a head and serve them peanut butter and jelly for all I care. However like this alQaida suspect if it’s ONE person demanding a certain type of meal any type btw then no they don’t have the right to do so.

  • David Dods says:

    “Prisoners do have rights to have vegetarian meals. You must be pretty immature or ignorant to believe prisoners are evil people who shouldn’t have any rights. ” Brad!?? Maybe the authorities should look into you …

  • Tanya Rasheed says:

    F him… just let him starve to death ahole. btw vegetarian indian food is the BEST!!

  • jade says:

    Brian wrote “I understand Jade’s argument but who is being hurt by the vegetarian in jail asking for a vegetarian meal and getting served meat? The answer is animals. It is completely illogical to serve meat to vegetarians in prison because they “have lost the right to choose what they eat” because the only one’s suffering are the animals the meat comes from. ” Brian then please answer me this then why is it perfectly all right to discriminate against this man and not cater to his wishes to eat meat? The answer? it’s not all right. You cannot in a prison demand what you eat be it vegetarian or omnivore. You get what you are served or should. It increases our taxes too because they’re having to prepare extra meals doing that something you may not know now but will when you’re an adult. Brian “I also don’t understand why you are saying that someone who is jail has no morals. I’m willing to bet there are plenty of people in jail because their morals were a lot stronger than any of ours.” For starters I didn’t say anything regarding morals they did the crime so they have to do the time. And in regard to “Plenty of people in jail because their morals were a lot stronger than ours”? Please don’t be so daft. For starters I read plenty on here that if it’s a crime against animals they should basically be hung from a stake they’re immoral murderers etc. If it’s a vegetarian in jail though they’re seen as moral and should be treated like princesprincesses for doing good for the animals. Fact is when you go to prison even for a “moralethical” reason you have a criminal record which will affect you long term if not forever. You are an excon and some cases even if you turn around and make peace with your past you’re labeled that forever. I still maintain my argument prisoners should eat what they are served or go starve meaning if they’re an omnivore and have to eat veggie then so be it if they are veggie and are given an omnivore diet they have to either eat the meat or have smaller portions of food. No one in prison has rights period they have to eat what they are served.

  • Jay says:

    Whoa Brad so prisoners have the right to demand a vegetarian meal but they don’t have the right to eat meat? Sounds like you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth.

  • Eric says:

    A suspected AlQaida member requests to be served only meat therefore people who are violent against animals are likely to be terrorists. Really?

  • Lou Peluso M.Ed. says:

    Let the bastard starve to death. His life is worth less than the lamb he demands on eating.

  • Brian says:

    I understand Jade’s argument but who is being hurt by the vegetarian in jail asking for a vegetarian meal and getting served meat? The answer is animals. It is completely illogical to serve meat to vegetarians in prison because they “have lost the right to choose what they eat” because the only one’s suffering are the animals the meat comes from. I’m sure a true vegetarian just wouldn’t eat the meat they were served and eat the sides so the meat ends up just being a slab of dead flesh not that it isn’t anyway. I also don’t understand why you are saying that someone who is jail has no morals. I’m willing to bet there are plenty of people in jail because their morals were a lot stronger than any of ours. Brian.

  • Brad says:

    Jade Not all people in prison are bad. Gandhi was in prison for a long long time. Should he have not had any rights? What about Martin Luther King who was arrested 11 times? Jails are full of political prisoners even today. What about all the falsely convicted who are locked up? What about people who committed crimes because their children were hungry? What about marijuana smokers? Nutty.

  • vegancoin says:

    your vapid abusive “onetrick” shoddy commentary is amusing but extremely flawed nontheless. “He has no rights because he broke them and is a prisoner.” this statement is grammatically incorrect is therefore nonsensical and is faulty beyond belief. besides which you must be insane. prisoners do have rights not everyone that is in prison is guilty of a crime. “When you are in jail you are being PUNISHED for a crime…” wrong. i sure hope you don’t really believe this opaque and spotty nonsense that you post here as absolute fact. 1 the punishment must fit the crime there are alot of idiotic DUMBYist laws on the books here in america three strikes laws AETA PATRIOT act free speech etc. 2 and what about the case of a jaywalker who is in jail because he felt he was being railroaded by the system or someone wrongly accused of a crime. according to you these individuals have no rights. you must be madinsane to promote such vapid and egregious rhetorical bunkum here. support meat free monday.

  • mat muller says:

    Jade you nailed this issue like a split hog! I actually grew up on a cattle farm and i eat meat. But i still think your missing out on some really good food. But it is your right to do whatever you want. God bless America.

  • Andre Inglis says:

    It makes sense to feel inmates vegetarian meals 1. Cost less money 2. Improve mental health 3. Good morals and ethics

  • pausha says:

    PETA stands for the ethical treatment of animals … what about ethical treatment of humans? Don’t animals have right to eat what they want and live their life the way they won’t? Don’t humans have the same right?

  • Jade says:

    V “he should be served vegetarian meals what Peta suggests here is moral and proper. anything else would be less than compassionate.” Vegancoin it says clearly this is what he’s served. His issue is that he’s getting no meat. Additionally the Indian jail has this as mandatory anyway PETA isn’t involved except to hint that they shouldn’t kowtow to the prisoner’s demands. Please make sure to read the whole story next time. V “please explain this because he’s locked up he doesn’t have any rights thing. that is quite daft and madcrazy. support meat free monday.” He has no rights because he broke them and is a prisoner. When you are in jail you are being PUNISHED for a crime therefore you can’t DEMAND rights that you don’t own while in prison. Next thing you’d say is that prisoners have the right to attempt escape and such that’s how nonsensical an idea this is in regard to a prisoner supposedly having rights in prison. And I really wish you’d stop the “support Meat Free Monday” schtick you really do sound silly touting to be vegan only one day a week.

  • vegancoin says:

    he should be served vegetarian meals what Peta suggests here is moral and proper. anything else would be less than compassionate. please explain this because he’s locked up he doesn’t have any rights thing. that is quite daft and madcrazy. support meat free monday.

  • Tahler says:

    Thanks for posting this! I hope Obama gets tough on terrorism and that vegetarian meals are served in the jail!

  • lea says:

    Yes let him starve… first of all he brought violence to this incredible wonderful country. and then he doesnt even respect the wonderful fact that most of the food in india is vegetarian and that animals are holy creatures. he is the only creature that deserves to die.

  • vegancoin says:

    what sarah said.

  • emma says:

    I have to agree with jade on this one this guy is in prison he lost his ‘rights’ when he first entered his cell. If the prison only serves vegetarian food then thats the only food he should be having why should the prison system start ordering things they havent got just because a prisoner demands it. If this prison brings him meat to eat then the rest of the prisoners should demand mobile phones drugs and booze. One prisoner does not have the right to demand different to what the prison provides And i agree that if no vegetarian food is available then people who dont eat meat simply dont eat the meat. im sorry its a prison not a hotel and they should get what they are given. And you have to wonder why the prison system doesnt work when prisoners are demanding certain things and they get it. human rights does not and should not apply in prisons its there to punish people not make their lives easier. Whether you eat meat or not you should consider the consequences before you commit a crime.

  • jade says:

    “Abigail wrote At the end of the day Jade we’re on here for the same reasons. We don’t like people eating animals. We think its wrong and we want it to stop. Just be thankful that PETA India are doing what they can to stop him eating the corpses of innocent animals. He gave up his right to choose what he ate when he became a murderer.” 1. He’s a suspect therefore there’s no guarantees he’s already a murderer. Please don’t just jump to conclusions. 2. You have a point however you cannot then complain if a vegetarian is denied a vegetarian meal. They gave up their rights to choose what THEY eat when they committed the crime. You guys simply cannot have it both ways either both groups can eat whatever they wish to in prisons i.e. make demands on their diet or they eat the same slop everyone else does be it vegetarian or meat. That’s the facts.

  • jade says:

    Harold good points however a quibble “If someone has medical requirements or abides by moralreligious principles that are more restrictive than typically followed in societyhumane treatment is to honor the request. For example feeding an accused Orthodox Muslim or Jewish person pork is inhumane. Similarly your statement about not allowing a vegetarian to eat only vegetables just whats available in the cafeteria challenges the notion of right to humane treatment. ” Vegetarianism is a choice not a medical requirement. I’ve YET to see a diet that mandated strict vegetarianism for health reasons just moral. I may be insensitive but this is a fact if these people had any morals they wouldn’t be in jail. You mention the meat demand as an “entitlement” well specialized diets of all kinds are entitlement. I’m sorry if you disagree with this but it is. ” Assuming that there is no medical reason or recognized religiousmoral reason a meal without meat is not inhumane. That is a vegetarian meal is simply austere and congruent with humane restriction of an individuals rights. ” Not disagreeing that a vegetarian diet requirement is inhumane however my issue is that you and others feel that if it’s a vegetarian who gets a meal with meat that they should be allowed to request a vegetarian meal. I’m sorry you can’t have it both ways a vegetarianBuddhistetc. cannot demand a vegan meal due to “ethics” and such anymore than a MuslimJewany other faith can demand meat in their meals. This is called prison you commit a crime you do your time the way the others do. There’s no entitlement like the song from “Baretta” says don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

  • anne says:

    as a prisoner he has no rights to demand anything! let him go on his hunger strike if he gets hungry enough hell be happy to eat the veg if not who cares!!!!

  • Abigail says:

    At the end of the day Jade we’re on here for the same reasons. We don’t like people eating animals. We think its wrong and we want it to stop. Just be thankful that PETA India are doing what they can to stop him eating the corpses of innocent animals. He gave up his right to choose what he ate when he became a murderer.

  • Sarah says:

    You can request a vegetarian meal but good luck with getting one. And a vegan meal? Ha that’s off the wall. Take it from someone who has been incarcerated.

  • Harold says:

    Folks petulance in the form of name calling does little to strengthen an argument. Jade in this instance you may be correct in your assertion that there is no “proven link” to the slaughter of animals and human terrorists. The author of the post did little to establish that the meatdemanding suspected terrorist has a history of animal cruelty to the order of gratuitous animal killing andor torture. Perhaps the author was employing ironic suggestiona terrorist demanding the least humane form of sustenance. Speaking of humane you seem to struggle with the definition of that word. This is problematic in light of your assertion that prisoners have the right to be treated humanely. Humane is characterized by kindness mercy or compassion. Although you are correct to imply that prison is about the restriction of an individuals rights this is not the same as saying that everyone gets the same treatment. If someone has medical requirements or abides by moralreligious principles that are more restrictive than typically followed in societyhumane treatment is to honor the request. For example feeding an accused Orthodox Muslim or Jewish person pork is inhumane. Similarly your statement about not allowing a vegetarian to eat only vegetables just whats available in the cafeteria challenges the notion of right to humane treatment. The suspected terrorist is presented as demanding in an entitled fashion he wants 4.4lbs of lamb and 2.2 lbs of meat!!! Assuming that there is no medical reason or recognized religiousmoral reason a meal without meat is not inhumane. That is a vegetarian meal is simply austere and congruent with humane restriction of an individuals rights.

  • Dbram says:

    Does it not occur the very first societies with conscience that was documented and written into some sense of law were vegetarians? In the Abrahamic faiths we have Adam and Eve.. The Jains Zoroastrians just to list three instantly recognizable examples. Yes peaceful conscious socities recognize their roles beyond “food chain”.

  • Randy says:

    I doubt Jade’s any more immature than the person suggesting that eating meat has anything at all to do with the guy being a terrorist. Plus the last time I checked there was no right guaranteeing people can eat whatever they wantthat’s called a privilege. In the US unless not giving the guy meat violates a constitutional right that actually is protected ie. religious beliefs then he has lost the privilege to choose his fare.

  • jade says:

    Brad wrote Jade Prisoners do have rights to have vegetarian meals. You must be pretty immature or ignorant to believe prisoners are evil people who shouldn’t have any rights. Brad you can’t have it both ways if an omnivore cannot have meat in his diet in prison then a vegetarian cannot demand a vegetarian meal if he is in prison. So which is it? do you support a right to a vegetarian meal which means this person is in his right to get meat added to his meal or that he should be denied his RIGHT as you put it to meat in his diet? If you choose the latter you say that a vegetarian can be denied his meal. If you break the law you lose your rights period. Common sense though yes it’s thrown out the window in recent years.

  • susan says:

    Sadly these idiots have probably more rights than you and I.I worked as a nurse at a jail and they have all the rights in the world. If the inmates were vegetarian or didnt like a certain food they were served what they wanted. What a sad and unfair world that we live in.

  • Jessica says:

    you get what your given so just eat it…or starve

  • vegancoin says:

    what Brad said. jaded is a very confused witless and dullminded “cornfed” speciesist apologist one whose ignorant and unfocused “commentary” litters this board. support meat free monday.

  • Christine says:

    Let him starve. He won’t be missed!

  • Jade says:

    And so THIS too isn’t misconstrued “He HAS NO RIGHT TO THE MEAL just to be treated humanely.” I am referring to his demands that meat must be included. This is also why I’m saying that I would also refuse a vegetarian the right to only eat vegetables. I believe that prisoners should be served whatever is in the cafeteria they have NO RIGHT to demand to eat whatever they wish.

  • Brad says:

    Jade Prisoners do have rights to have vegetarian meals. You must be pretty immature or ignorant to believe prisoners are evil people who shouldn’t have any rights.

  • Jade says:

    “He is a prisoner and therefore he has no rights.” i didn’t know the USA is a dictatorship that refuses prisoners basic rights. hello 1984… Maria he has no right to decree what he eats as a prisoner this is my point. He can’t have his meat request and must eat vegan as a vegetarian would be served a meal with meat in it even if he demanded a vegetarian dinner. Please don’t misconstrude a comment that someone makes and miss the whole debate He has no right to the meal just to be treated humanely.

  • tracy says:

    Let him starve! It’s not a four star hotel.

  • Maria says:

    “He is a prisoner and therefore he has no rights.” i didn’t know the USA is a dictatorship that refuses prisoners basic rights. hello 1984…

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    Grooosss..

  • Jade says:

    I agree with this but not for the reasons you mention. He is a prisoner and therefore he has no rights. This means I would say that if a vegetarian was jailed and demanded vegan options that he would have to be denied it too. Therefore there is no “proven link” to the slaughter of animals and human terrorists he is a prisoner demanding rights he simply doesn’t have.

  • Nessa says:

    idiot!! starve.

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