In April 2016 the New Yorker magazine published an article entitled ‘Madness’ that mentions how Dade Correctional Institution staff threw Darren Rainey’s Koran in the trash and how the foregoing led to Rainey’s mental health getting worse and him being killed. Would Rainey’s mental health have got worse if his Koran wasn’t taken from him and thrown in the trash? From personally witnessing these events I don’t believe it would’ve. If I’m right then that means Rainey was killed because his Koran was thrown in the trash. Let’s look at how these events connect: Rainey’s Koran being thrown in the trash causes his mental health to get worse, Rainey’s mental health condition causes him to get placed in the shower as punishment and while in the shower he dies.
In other words, if Rainey’s Koran wasn’t thrown in the trash his mental health wouldn’t have got worse, he wouldn’t have been placed in the shower to be punished and he wouldn’t have died in that shower. How I see it is, Rainey’s Koran being thrown in the trash is what led to his death. From my knowledge, this makes Darren Rainey a Muslim Martyr.
I’m not a Muslim. I’m a Christian, but what do you think about this? What do you think about Dade Correctional Institution staff throwing Rainey’s Koran in the trash? Do you believe it’s right or wrong to be disrespectful to the beliefs of other people? I believe we should respect other people and their beliefs.
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