The Jailed Jedi

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The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue April 2014
Return of the Jedi
From Name Withheld – HMP Isis
I recently put in an application asking that I be allowed to practise my religion freely – I am a Jedi. The written reply said – ‘…whilst Jedi is a recognised religion according to the UK census, it is not recognised by the National Offender Management Service and we cannot change your religious record because of this.’ This is an example of the kind of intolerance and religious bigotry faced by members of our faith on a daily basis, both within the prison system and without. Jedi’s have been portrayed very negatively in the media ever since the tragic battle of Yavin IV, when Luke Skywalker and a group of left-wing militants targeted the Death Star in a terrorist attack, killing thousands of civilian personnel. Please withhold my name in the paper as I fear retaliation from the Dark Side. May the force be with you.

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April 16, 2014 · 11:31

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