War on Terror

American Taliban Seeks Prayer Group in Maximum Security Prison

The government says John Walker Lindh was restricted from prayer service after delivering a radical sermon it say is right out of the Al-Qaeda handbook


An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge that his religious freedom trumps security concerns in a closely watched trial that will examine how far prisons can go to ensure security in the age of terrorism. 

John Walker Lindh was expected to testify Monday in Indianapolis during the first day of the trial over prayer policies in a tightly restricted prison unit where he and other high-risk inmates have severely limited contact with the outside world.