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flawed failed immigration policy. via Muslim prison numbers soar as staff warn of Islamic “gang culture” in jails – Mirror Online.
Prison officers have warned of Islamic “gang culture” in jails after figures showed the number of Muslim inmates has rocketed compared with other faiths.
Stats obtained by the Sunday People reveal convicts in England and Wales who say their religion is Islam have passed the 11,000 mark for the first time.
The total for Christians is 43,235, according to data given out under freedom of information laws.
Prison officers’ association general secretary Steve Gillan said: “The POA are aware that some individuals are bullied into conversion.
“There is clear evidence of gang culture and a radicalisation of young men.
“They use the name of religion as an excuse to behave badly and in a threatening manner.
“It is clear from incidents in the Prison Service that it is problematic. It is a drain on resources and indeed safety.”
The number of Muslim prisoners is quickly catching up with Anglicans.
In 2008 there were 23,209 inmates who declared themselves Church of England. That dropped to 18,896 last year, the latest statistics available.
Muslims in jail numbered only 3,681 in 1997 but last year there were 11,278.Their proportion of the prison population in that time went from one in 16 to one in seven. A source said: “This is mainly because of the number of foreign nationals in UK jails but is also affected by religious conversion.
“Terrorists in maximum security jails have increased dramatically in number. It puts pressure on prisons at a time of cost cuts and overcrowding.
Last year a report on young offender institutions found as many as a third inside were Muslims. So many went to Friday prayers at Feltham, West London, that the gym was used for worship as well as the mosque.
It’s happening in the U.S. too. Amnesty for illegals, open borders and importing tens of thousands of unvetted Muslims from jihad zones will only exacerbate the situation.