A prison has agreed to give Muslims their own cells after they complained about sharing with other inmates.
It amazes me just how many prisoners ‘appear’ to be Muslim; is it a case that Muslims are more prone to crime? Or simply that many inmates find Islam as a way to get an easy ride within the criminal justice system?
Prison may seem an unlikely place to find God, but due to ridiculous laws in this country, getting a religion is how to get ahead in UK jails, and even wider society. About 70% of those in UK prison describe themselves as ‘religious’ although being devout does not apparently stop them committing crimes.
3% of violent offenders in prison class themselves as Buddhists! A religion normally associated with peace and harmony. Compare this to the warrior religion, Sikhism, where Sikh’s do not even make up 1% of violent offenders languishing in prison.
Muslims make up 10% of violent offenders, despite only making up 2.7% of the population. Muslims also make up about 10% of sexual offenders, 13% of robbers, 5% of burglars, 6% of thieves and 21% of fraudsters behind bars.
Most surprising of all is that 15% of all those in prison for drugs offences, are Muslim; despite drugs of any kind, including alcohol, being against their religion. Clearly these ‘Muslims’ are not as devout as they like to claim.
In total Muslims make up 10% of the prison population and rising. Islam is also the fastest growing religion in British prisons, with 15% of all religious inmates following it. Just to re-iterate once again, just 2.7% of the UK general population are Muslims.
Compare that to Christians, who make up 70% of the population, but just 52% of the prison population.
Whilst in itself such information is not evidence that multiculturalism is bad for wider society, as some religions such as Sikhs, Jews and Hindu’s make up far less of the prison population that they do of the general population, it does show that these ‘Muslims’ are either not true Muslims, or that Islam is not entirely the religion of peace it is made out to be.
This also begs the question, should the UK’s most criminal of religions entitle its followers to make demands?
‘So far around 15 Muslim inmates have been accommodated either by being moved to a cell with another Muslim or put on their own,’ said a prison source. ‘They initially asked for their own wing but this was turned down.’
This is the kind of double standards that I find appalling. White, indigenous people have it drilled into them from birth that they must be tolerant, accept those of other faiths and cultures and allow them freedom to practice their religion and accept their different culture; yet this is rarely reciprocated.
Worse, the powers that be allow this to happen. This is cultural isolation and segregation, if the Home Office or Prison service were to start putting all whites, or all blacks, together there would be uproar and rightly so. But as this is a minority religion it is deemed acceptable to give them special privileges?
Either we are multi-cultural or we are not, there is no place for ‘special’ religions, cultures or treatment.
The judge called for a new concept of ‘institutional religious intolerance’ to combat prejudice against Muslim inmates.
Another idiot judge sending totally the wrong message. Religious people do not commit crimes, therefore when a prisoner gets sent to prison the first thing that should be taken away from them are any and all religious rights.
Those rights should have been forfeited when they beat, stole, raped or murdered their way into a British prison.
These special privileges are only going to aggravate the other 33% of prisoners who have no religious safety net, those that are not hypocrites.
One prison officer said: ‘This has caused resentment because it is felt the Muslim inmates are getting special treatment.’
This resentment is then used as an excuse by moronic Judges as justification for more ‘religious tolerance’ when that is precisely the sort of thing that encourages it.
With the number of Muslims in our prisons rising rapidly, this kind of preferential treatment of a religion in which criminality appears more prevalent than any other is sending out entirely the wrong message. And as the number of Muslims in prison increases, the more the resentment and attacks will increase.