May 28, 2021

Seddiq Law Firm Joins CAIR in Suing Prince George’s County for Requiring Christian Beliefs at Chaplain Post

The Seddiq Law Firm has joined CAIR in representing Edrees Bridges in his lawsuit against Prince George’s County and and Prison Ministry of America. The defendants in this lawsuit are unlawfully requiring Christianity as a predicate for any applicant for chaplain at the Prince George’s County Jail. This is religious discrimination and in violation of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution’s Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses and of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 under 28 U.S.C. § 1331.

As a Muslim law firm, we are unfortunately all too familiar with the harms that religious bigotry can inflict on people and society. Edrees Bridges has served dutifully as a volunteer chaplain at the Prince George’s County jail. He is highly educated, deeply experienced, and perfectly suited for the job.

We look forward to fighting for Edrees in court and, inshallah, hope to see him as a chaplain in the future.

To reach Mirriam Seddiq for press contact, please call 301.513.7832.

A copy of the lawsuit is below.

Edrees Bridges Complaint

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