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British prisoner claims persecution for Jedi faith

British prisoner claims persecution for Jedi faith

A British prisoner is claiming he's being persecuted for his Jedi faith.  He sent a letter to Inside Time saying the National Offender Management Service refused to recognize his beliefs, even though Jedi was officially recognized in the last census. 

The letter also says Jedi's have been given a negative reputation in the media following the battle of Yavin, when "Luke Skywalker and a group of left-wing militants targeted the Death Star in a terrorist attack, killing thousands of civilian personnel." 

Additionally, the letter asked for the prisoner's name to be withheld for fear of retaliation from the Dark Side. 

Around 175,000 people claimed to be Jedi in the 2011 UK census.  Inside Time bills itself as "The National Newspaper for Prisoners & Detainees."

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