How to tackle the Islamisation of prisons

Feb 13, 2020 by

by Tim Dieppe, Christian Concern: Recent terror attacks by former prisoners and the first terrorist attack inside a prison have served to highlight once again the problem of the Islamisation of our prisons. It appears that the government has no clear idea what to do. High portion of Muslim prisoners The latest prison population statistics show that 16.1% of the prison population is Muslim, up from 12% in 2009. This compares with around 5.6% of the UK population who identify as Muslim. As of...

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Some Islamists cannot be saved

Feb 8, 2020 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: We need to get real about the limits of ‘deradicalisation’. […]  It is now widely recognised that convicted terrorists rarely become deradicalised in prison. If anything, people serving time are far more likely to be drawn towards the outlook of hardcore jihadist inmates than adopt a tolerant democratic worldview. It is also clear that the official deradicalisation programmes are ineffective. These people have zealously embraced a jihadist worldview. A few...

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It’s all about the narrative. Who controls it, wins

Feb 6, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: Are we seeing a crack developing in the hitherto impregnable “human rights” dogma which has helped emasculate Britain’s defences against terrorism? In the wake of the latest Islamic terror attack last Sunday in London, in which two people were stabbed by a terrorist who had recently been released from jail and was actually considered so dangerous he was being shadowed by armed police, the government has indicated it will scrap automatic early release for such prisoners. It...

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Can Muslim Terrorists be Deradicalized? – Part I

Feb 5, 2020 by

by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute: On Friday November 29, 2019, an Islamist terror attack took place in London. Two young people, both recent Cambridge University graduates, Jack Merritt (25) and Saskia Jones (23), were stabbed and killed by a single attacker. It was a terrible and unnecessary loss of life. The special irony about Jack and Saskia’s deaths is that they (and a colleague) had been involved with Cambridge University’s Learning Together prison-rehabilitation...

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Britain is losing the fight against extremism

Feb 4, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips, The Times: For the second time in just over two months, terrorism on Britain’s streets has descended into lethal farce. On Sunday Sudesh Amman, an Islamist who had just been released from prison even though he was considered so dangerous that he was being shadowed by armed police officers, seized a knife from a shop in Streatham and stabbed two people before those officers shot him dead. Last November Usman Khan, an Islamist released from prison 11 months earlier, murdered...

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A Global Catastrophe: “260 Million Christians Experience High Levels of Persecution”

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Raymond Ibrahim, Gatestone Institute: The global persecution of Christians has reached unprecedented levels: “260 million Christians experience high levels of persecution” around the world, notes the recently published Open Doors World Watch List 2020, an annual report that ranks the top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. Additionally, “2,983 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons. On average, that’s 8 Christians killed every...

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