Imprisoned Muslim Man Doesn’t Want to Be Strip Searched by or in Front of Biological Woman Prison Guard Who Identifies as a Man (Transman)
More insanity for the liberal and left wing intersectionality fans!
This news story pertains to a “transman” (biological woman) against a biological man, who is a Muslim.
The “transman” works as a security guard at a prison and was supposed to strip search a Muslim (a biological man – and he appears to be Black, too) who says it’s against his Islamic religion to allow a woman stranger to see him in the nude.
It’s the battle of the two most-valued Victim Groups among leftists:
Trans person and a Muslim (or three groups, if you consider that the Muslim is also Black).
Things are just Intersectional-ing all over the place here!
The prison’s actions satisfied the strict scrutiny test, a federal court just held, so the inmate loses.
by EUGENE VOLOKH | 3.10.2020
In West v. Kind, Muslim convert Rufus West objected to being seen by prison guard Isaac Buhle when being strip-searched. “Although Buhle was assigned female at birth, he identifies as a man,” but “[West] asserts that Islamic law prohibits the plaintiff from exposing his nakedness to anybody, but especially to females, as defined by genitalia at birth.”
He sued under RLUIPA (the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act), under which religious prisoners are generally entitled to exemptions from generally applicable rules unless denying the exemption is the least restrictive means of serving a compelling government interest….
By TCR Staff | September 23, 2021
A case in which a devout Muslim prison inmate objected to being strip-searched by a transgender prison guard who identifies as male, but who he considered female, because of his religious beliefs is testing what Wisconsin considers more important: the inmate’s religious beliefs or the guard’s right to be treated the same as his cisgender colleagues, reports the Courthouse News Service.