Pardon me for barging in like this but I have some real issues I need some help with. I have tried in other places to find out what I need but unfortunatly people will believe what they are told because they are afraid it is the truth. I work in a prison I have about 5 muslims on my yard. I have tried in the past to make sure in no way do I violate their religion inadvertantly or on purpose as it is a violation of my religion to do so. Last year during Ramadon I refused to pat search people of the muslim faith because I felt it to be wrong. I became hypervigilant about the serfaces used to prepare thier meals making sure no meat products had touched it first. After Ramadon I had to return to pat searches because I no longer had a valid excuse not to touch them but still will try to make sure I have a male officer present to do it instead unfortunatly that is not always possible. I have been made fun of because of my caution with not violating the muslim religion but must admitt I do not know much about it and am afraid I may be violating it in other ways. I have found people of the muslim or islam religion to be peacfull and very respectfull of woman contrary to what I hear. Please understand I do the same for others in different religions but must admitt these particular people are special to me because they are so peacefull and the way they conduct themselves. I have seen them beaten and persecuted and never see anything but them praying and looking sad when this happens to them. I am trying to figure out all this violence stuff I keep hearing about because I only see a peacfull person.