From an article in yesterday's St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Amina Farah Ali, convicted of raising funds for terrorist group al-Shabaab, is on a hunger strike because the Sherburne County jail won't permit her to wear her Muslim head scarf. Apparently her "religious customs are not being accommodated."
Here's the thing: U.S. District Judge Michael Davis held her in contempt of court "for refusing to stand each time court convened and recessed. She said a passage in haddith, the collected sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, included a story of how the prophet told a group they needn't stand when they greet him. Ali told Davis that if she wouldn't have to rise for Muhammad, she didn't have to stand when court was convened."
After two nights in jail, she complained that jailers hadn't allowed her to observe her religious customs.
Yes ma'am, we can tell how important it is to you that customs be observed...