Western Prisons desperately need deradicalisation programmes

Islamic radicals do not fear Western prisons because not only are they free to radicalise others while inside the prisons they also get special treatment including Halal food. Our prisons instead of acting as a deterrent are a key part of Western Jihadists’ radicalisation plan and are aiding and abetting the rapid growth of radical Muslim followers.

September 6. Anjem Choudary, one of the most outspoken Islamists in Britain, was sentenced to five years and six months in prison for activities supporting Islamic State. Choudary, 49, was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London after his conviction in August of urging Muslims to support IS in sermons posted on YouTube. He was convicted alongside his associate, Mohammed Rahman, 33, who was also sentenced to five years and six months in prison.

Choudary has said he is not afraid of going to prison, which he describes as a fertile ground for gaining more converts to Islam. “If they arrest me and put me in prison, I will carry on in prison,” he warned. “I will radicalize everyone in prison.”

Anjem Choudary and all other convicted Muslim radicals should be treated as members of a cult. Once in prison they should lose all their Western given rights to practise their religion. Prisoners do not get to vote and we take away their liberty so why are our governments so squeamish about taking away their right to religious freedom? If they are radicals then their religion is part of their crime. If they are to reform then they must be kept away from the very thing that was part of their radicalisation. Hard- core psychological techniques like those used to un-brainwash cult members should be used against them daily. While they are a captive audience we should use every psychological technique at our disposal to separated them from their hateful and criminal beliefs.

Muslim radicals like pedophiles need to be kept apart from other prisoners so that they cannot spread their poison

September 4. Peter Sutcliffe, a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, was “preparing to convert to Islam in a bid to protect himself as part of Muslim prison gang,” according to media reports. Sutcliffe, 70, was recently moved from the Broadmoor psychiatric hospital to Frankland prison after a tribunal found he no longer required medical treatment. Sutcliffe, who was convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and attempting to kill seven more, has faced daily death threats since arriving at the prison. Muslim gang members have offered to protect him, but only if he converts to Islam. They told Sutcliffe that changing faith will also allow him access to a special diet, more time out of his cell and the right to refuse certain types of prison work.

Convicted Muslim radicals should also be denied access to the outside world and the media. Tanveer Ahmed was able to post a Youtube video from prison inciting others to slaughter Ahmadi Muslims.

September 7. A man who murdered a Glasgow shopkeeper for “disrespecting Islam” released messages from Barlinnie Prison calling on supporters to behead other “insulters.” Tanveer Ahmed, 32, admitted to stabbing Asad Shah to death in his shop because he felt his victim was “disrespecting the prophet Mohammed” with his beliefs as an Ahmadi Muslim. The Ahmadi branch of Islam believes Mohammed was not the final prophet, a view considered blasphemous to other Muslims. In a YouTube video believed to have been recorded on a mobile telephone, Ahmed celebrated sending Shah “to hell with the help of Allah, the prophet, angels and saints.” He continued: “Whoever is listening to my voice must make a resolve to protect the finality of the prophethood. There is only one punishment for insulters: cut off their heads, cut off their heads, cut off their heads.