Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 8 April 2024

Hot oil poured over rivals and forcing inmates to read the Quran: How Muslim extremists have won brutal gang war in British prisons as caged jihadis target ‘weaker’ inmates to join their army behind bars

A senior government adviser on terrorism has warned of the rise of dangerous Islamic gangs in Britain’s prisons after a huge increase in the number of Muslim inmates.

Jonathan Hall KC, the Government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, described Muslim gangs as ‘a deep seated phenomenon’ in jails.

The leading barrister first highlighted the pressure on inmates to convert to Islam to get protection in a 2022 report which he authored into terrorism in prisons.

A senior government adviser on terrorism has warned of the rise of dangerous Islamic gangs in Britain’s prisons after a huge increase in the number of Muslim inmates.

Jonathan Hall KC, the Government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, described Muslim gangs as ‘a deep seated phenomenon’ in jails.

The leading barrister first highlighted the pressure on inmates to convert to Islam to get protection in a 2022 report which he authored into terrorism in prisons.

The adviser echoed claims made this week by convicted murderer Steve Gallant, a hero of the London Bridge terror attack, that prisoners were being threatened with violence to convert.

Mr Hall said: ‘There is an inevitable pressure in prisons for people to join a group. If the current flavour is Muslim, it could lead to them joining.

‘If you have an emir at the top of a prison gang who is a terrorist offender or strongly radicalised, then the risk of people joining this group, even just for protection, could result in them being radicalised.’

Ministry of Justice figures recently revealed there were 15,584 Muslim prisoners in England and Wales last September compared to just 3,681 in 1997.

The increase of 323 per cent presents a large pool of potential recruits to Muslim gangs in jails which are described by Mr Hall as being ‘highly structured’ with growing influence.

The figures disclose that 18 per cent of all inmates now identify as Muslim, nearly three times the 6.5 per cent in the general UK population.

Last month it was revealed that 3,096 Muslim inmates, nearly one in five, were white, compared to just 7.8 per cent of Muslims being white in the wider community.

Mr Hall’s report called Terrorism in Prisons described the ‘impact of Islamic groups’ as being ‘under appreciated for too long by the authorities’.

He compared prison ‘gangs and hierarchies’ to being like ‘a massive squash ladder’ which individuals join for reasons of ‘safety, fear and protection, and power’, as well as for criminal opportunities such as drug-dealing.

Mr Hall also highlighted how gangs could provide sometimes lonely or depressed inmates with a sense of identity or fellowship while serving a long sentence.

He added: ‘Viewed in this way, Islamist group behaviour has come to be seen as part of the prison landscape.’

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