September 22, 2009, - 1:43 pm

Idiotic Fed Judge: Hey, Let’s Recognize Islamic Gang as Religion & Aid Their Prison Recruitment

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember this name:  Federal Magistrate R. Steven Whalen, a former public defender.

He’s the idiot judge who ruled against Michigan Department of Corrections officials who want to stop extremist Nation of Islam street gang recruitment in their prisons.


In a boneheaded decision and recommendation (read it here), Whalen says that Michigan prison officials must recognize the Nation of Gods and Earths/Five Percent, an extremist street gang offshoot of the Nation of Islam, which is very activein the prisons.  In a document I obtained after 9/11, the Five Percenters, as they are known, are cited as one of the biggest, most violent threats in Michigan prisons, related to Islamic terrorism, as cited in a meeting between federal (including FBI agents) and state law enforcement in Michigan.

Yet, this imbecile, Magistrate Judge Whalen, compares the Five Percenters to Jews being expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.  Um, Judge Whalen, how many of those Jews were in prison for violent gang crimes?  And how many of them plotted to overthrow the Spanish monarchy?  Had that been the case, the Inquisition might have been warranted.  It wasn’t.  And the Whalen comparison is so nauseating that an outraged gentile lawyer friend of mine called me, last week, alerting me to the decision.

For those who are not familiar with the federal bench, a magistrate judge is appointed by the real judges–who’ve been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  The magistrate doesn’t go through that process and doesn’t even have to be a lawyer.  The magistrate’s ruling in the case is only a recommendation, but it sits on the desk of the Detroit federal bench’s most liberal judge, Avern Cohn (the guy who gave Hezbollah FBI/CIA spy Nada Nadim Prouty just a fine of a few hundred bucks for her treasonous actions).  He’s likely to adopt it or let it stand.  Because he’s that kind of guy.

Who needs terrorists, when we’ve got guys like Steven Whalen destroying America from within and doing the terrorists’ work for them?


Is the Nation of Gods and Earths/Five Percent a religion or something less than heavenly?

A federal judge in Detroit is recommending the Michigan prison system recognize it as a religion and lift a ban on the group’s literature among inmates.

An inmate, Dion Hardaway, said he lost work and school privileges and was designated a security threat until he renounced his membership in the group, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam that promotes black empowerment.

“This is the type of substantial burden that Queen Isabella would have understood in 1492,” U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen wrote, referring to the expulsion or forced conversion of Jews to Christianity in Spain.

Whalen said prison security is a “compelling state interest,” but he found no evidence that Nation of Gods advocates violence.

His Aug. 18 recommendation is on the docket of U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn. The Michigan Department of Corrections considers the group a gang and wants Cohn to reject the report. . . .

To help its argument, the state turned to G.V. Corbiscello, an investigator with the Monmouth County, N.J., sheriff’s office. He was involved in the prosecution of a rapist in Philadelphia who used coded language known by members of the Nation of Gods to try to escape from custody.

“It is this writer’s professional appraisal that the Five Percent Nation is essentially a criminal street and prison gang,” he said in a report. . . .

[Whalen] acknowledged that Nation of Gods eschews the term “religion” but said the group is “religious in nature” and deserves the protection of federal law in Michigan prisons.

In South Carolina prisons, the group is considered a security threat and its literature is banned. After a lawsuit, New York state in 2004 set policies for Nation of Gods followers, allowing personal study but banning prisoners from sharing materials with any inmate who is not signed up as a “sincere adherent.”

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15 Responses

This is the crap you get when living in a PC world.

Sam Adams on September 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Are you really as braindead or brainwashed as Debbie?

    What is new? on September 22, 2009 at 11:47 pm

      “whats new”, your coment proves without question you are neither braindead or brainwashed; your a freaking retard.

      Phuckislam on September 24, 2009 at 6:55 am

This decision does not surprise me. I am surprised that others might be surprised by it.

After all, Islam itself is violent and yet it is allowed in prisons.

I_AM_ME on September 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

One does not have freedom of religion in prison. Jewish convicts have no expectation of getting kosher meals or time off for Shabbat. Muslims should receive no special treatment. Its not meant to be Club Med for those break the laws in our society.

NormanF on September 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm

an offshoot of the Nation of Islam that promotes black empowerment.==========================================

You’re JOKING, right???

The Five Percenters been around for over 30-years…even Howard Stern knew about them, and the ONLY connection they have with the Nation of Islam is that they read NOI literature when smoking weed & drinking forties. THIS is their favourite story, and they are by no stretch of the imagination into EMPOWERMENT…Five Percenters are 99% lowlifes and petty criminals!

EminemsRevenge on September 22, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Blame the Clintons for this one. Under the cover of night they quickly signed RLUIPA which has caused much grief around the country. In part of my own county in NY the Hasidic community with help of one politician has basically held a gun to the head of the people.

Anytime this special interest group wants to put up a Yeshiva or a house of worship they cry RLUIPA. Right now there are a few lawsuits regarding this matter. This RLUIPA is so broad I wish the courts or even Congress would look at it more closely and redefine it less broadly.

spaceship22 on September 23, 2009 at 11:49 am

I forgot to include the jewish population has even become divided. With the Hasidic community on one side and the Orthodox and reform community on the other regarding RLUIPA and it application.

spaceship22 on September 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

This is how nations fall.

Paul on September 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Why the hell we allow these unelected bastards to rule on anything besides traffic citations is beyond me.

joesixpack31 on September 23, 2009 at 8:48 pm

5%ers are some of the most amusing idiots on the planet. They change their names not to a Muslim name but to words like “Wisdom” “Knowledge” “Mathematics” yet most have a 5th grade education at best.
I have had the “pleasure” of meeting a few of these people and they are a joke and I don’t care what they say the only reason they call themselves 5%ers is because they try to compete with the 1%er Outlaw Bikers only the bikers have the intelligence they only wish they had.
It is no wonder they only recruit in prison and are known mostly as “Drug Store Muslims”

Martin Fee on September 24, 2009 at 9:23 am

Ghettos are becoming lost
Shorties is outta they minds
If not for the courage of a chosen few
They stay dumb deaf and blind

senter on January 7, 2010 at 12:10 am

You are an idiot. This is one of the most uninformed and unprofessional articles I have ever read. Why don’t you go and actually talk to on of the Gods instead of throwing around words like “gang” or “religion” that only shows you lack of knowledge on the nation.

King Author on June 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Before people post ads like this they should know the facts. 1. The 5% are “NOT” a very large group in the Michigan Department of Corrections. As a matter of fact a lot of other Muslim groups don’t even know who they are . 2. Even though they might share some of the same political ideas as the N.O.I, Nation of Islam their religious tenants are much different. And contrary to a lot of your beliefs they do offer kosher meals for Jewish prisoners. People should be allowed to practice within the confines of their beliefs regardless of the fact that they are incarcerated. Before people start publishing articles please do your homework.

None Of Your Business on December 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

Oh, and by the way, they are not a threat. Also, just so you know Im not a 5%er or a N.O.I member.

None Of Your Business on December 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

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