Monday, November 20, 2006

Muslim Groups in "Stand-Off" in Prison

Rival Muslim gangs are at a stand-off in Wandsworth Prison. The Independent monitoring board said that after the appointment of a new Imam there was now a schism among the Muslim inmates with evidence that some prisoners are pressuring others to "adopt more militant lifestyles and belief systems".

This is the same prison which has seen a surge in Muslim inmates and plans to convert a chapel into a Mosque. The article goes on to say that people are attending religious services in order to get hold of drugs and mobile phones. The report said:

We believe it is essential that there are adequate numbers of officers present at all religious services to discourage illegal activities.
An interesting plan; Muslims are attracted to the mosque, which is about to be extended, in order to get hold of contraband, and once there they are pressured to become more militant. Something needs to be done about this. But it will probably be just one more thing on the long list of things the government should be doing to stop terrorism.