This is long overdue. It has long been an open secret that prisons are recruiting grounds for jihad. There are many, many more inmates in British jails who need to be isolated from the general prisoner population. But how long will it be before Muslim groups start saying this is “Islamophobic,” and the program is scrapped?
“Hate preacher Anjem Choudary sent to secure prison unit after trying to recruit inmates,” by Vincent Wood, Express, July 24, 2017:
ANJEM Choudary, the nation’s most notorious hate preacher, has been moved to a secure unit in HMP Frankland following fears he may be attempting to radicalise prison inmates.
The terror linked extremist is believed to have been placed in the “separation centre” after attempting to poison inmates with his hateful sermons.
HMP Frankland is the first UK prison to build the so-called jihadi jails, with more expected to follow in HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, and HMP Full Sutton, Yorkshire where they will house 28 “of the most subversive offenders”.
It follows fears prison is becoming a training ground for home grown jihadis after claims Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was groomed for extremism behind bars.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Some of the most dangerous and radicalised extremists are now being housed in the government’s first specialist centre at HMP Frankland – helping stem the flow of radicalisation behind bars and preventing their influence over others.
“Offenders are placed in the specialist centres if they are involved in planning terrorism or are considered to pose a risk to national security.
“Those seeking to influence others to commit terrorist crimes, or whose extremist views are purposely undermining good order and security in the prison estate, may also be placed in the centre.”
Choudary was handed a five-and-a-half year sentence at the Old Bailey last year after pledging allegiance to ISIS – and encouraging others to do the same.
One of the first inmates of the separation centre in County Durham is believed to have been Michael Adebolajo.
The killer, who hacked Drummer Rigby to death with Michael Adebowale in 2013, was moved from HMP Belmarsh, south London, amid fears he was trying to radicalise other prisoners….
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