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UK: Muslims fill 44% of high security prisons, out of a 5% Muslim population

Revealed: How one in five inmates in maximum security prisons is Muslim

  • 1,229 out of the 5,885 prisoners in high-security jails follow the Islamic faith
  • The figure equates to 20% compared with 5% Muslim population in Britain
  • At Whitemoor prison, Cambridgeshire, 44% of the 447 inmates are Muslim
  • Some experts warns jails are ‘ripe’ to become extremist recruiting grounds

By Steph Cockroft for MailOnline
Published: 10:38, 25 January 2016 |

One in five inmates serving sentences in Britain’s maximum security jails are Muslim, figures show.

There are currently 5,885 highly dangerous criminals behind bars in the eight Category A prisons in the UK, of which 1,229 follow the Islamic faith.

The figure equates to 20 per cent of high-security prisoners and, according to figures obtained by The Sun, is an increase of 23 per cent from five years ago.

One in five inmates serving sentences in Britain's maximum security jails are Muslim, figures show. Lee Rigby's killers Michael Adebolajo (pictured) and Michael Adebowale were jailed at Category A prison Belmarsh

Michael Adebowale was also jailed at Category A prison Belmarsh

One in five inmates serving sentences in Britain’s maximum security jails are Muslim, figures show. Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo (pictured) and Michael Adebowale were jailed at Category A prison Belmarsh.

The percentage rise has been far greater than the Muslim population increase in the UK, which is currently at five per cent.

At Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire, 44 per cent of the 447 inmates are Muslim. It is the highest proportion in any British jail and nearly double the number recorded less than a decade ago.

Among those behind bars at the prison is Zia Al Haq, 36, from Wembley, north London, who was sentenced to 18 years in 2007 after plotting to bomb a London Tube tunnel.

Another terrorist at Whitemoor is Nezar Hindawi, 61, serving 45 years for planting a bomb in his pregnant fiancée’s hand luggage on a flight from Heathrow to Tel Aviv, which could have killed 375.

Meanwhile, Belmarsh prison in south east London currently has 248 Muslim inmates out of 868, which equates to more than 28 per cent.

A number of high-profile terror suspects have passed through the high-security jail, including former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg and Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

Manchester prison is home to 202 Muslims out of the 1,106 prisoners, while 163 out of the 615 inmates at Long Lartin, Worcestershire, are Muslim.

Full Sutton, East Yorkshire, has 137 Muslim prisoners out of 586, while Woodhill in Milton Keynes has 108 out of 707.
At Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire (pictured), 44 per cent of the 447 inmates are Muslim. It is the highest proportion in any British jail and nearly double the number recorded less than a decade ago

At Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire (pictured), 44 per cent of the 447 inmates are Muslim. It is the highest proportion in any British jail and nearly double the number recorded less than a decade ago. 

Frankland prison in County Durham has 97 Muslim prisoners out of 832 while Wakefield, West Yorkshire, has 75 of 724.

Anti-terror think-tank the Quilliam Foundation warned jails were ‘ripe’ to become extremist recruiting grounds.

A series of reports on Whitemoor have also revealed that inmates come under intense pressure to convert to Islam, which is treated by many as a gang or protection racket rather than a religion.

According to watchdog Independent Monitoring Board, Muslims form the ‘biggest power bloc’ and are taking over from the previous ‘gangs’.
Last year, extremist Kamel Bourgass (pictured), serving life for murdering a policeman, won a Supreme Court case after claiming he had been held in solitary confinement for too long at Whitemoor

Last year, extremist Kamel Bourgass (pictured), serving life for murdering a policeman, won a Supreme Court case after claiming he had been held in solitary confinement for too long at Whitemoor

In a report released last year, it said: ‘Against this background we note that some prisoners and staff found the Muslim presence overwhelming.

‘The social and religious fragmentation within Whitemoor potentially posed risks for discipline and hence safety.’

The Prison Officers Association also warned that radicalisation is a growing problem with ‘clear evidence of an Islamic gang culture aimed at young men’.

But Ministry of Justice data shows that between October 2012 and January 2015, there were 104 Muslims out of 178 prisoners who’d been jailed for ‘terrorism-related offences where the motivation stemmed from extreme ideology’.

This is less than 1 per cent of the total Muslim prisoner population.

In 2010, the then Chief Inspector of Prisons, Dame Anne Owers, published a report on Muslims in jails, in which she linked the growth in numbers to the age and socio-economic profiles of the Muslim population in general.

Charity Muslim Aid has previously said that poverty is a key factor driving crime, and therefore imprisonment, among Muslims.

Last year, extremist Kamel Bourgass (pictured), serving life for murdering a policeman, won a Supreme Court case after claiming he had been held in solitary confinement for too long at Whitemoor

Last year, extremist Kamel Bourgass, serving life for murdering a policeman as he went on the run from a ricin factory, won a Supreme Court case after claiming he had been held in solitary confinement for too long at Whitemoor.

He was segregated at the jail, and eventually moved out of it, because he was feared to be involved in ‘an escalation in violence’ at the prison’.

Non-Muslim Whitemoor inmates include Michael Sams, 72, jailed for life in 1993 for murdering Julie Dart, 18, and kidnapping estate agent Stephanie Slater.

Ian Huntley, 40, jailed for 40 years in 2003 for murdering two schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham Cambs, has been an inmate.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman told MailOnline: ‘The Secretary of State has asked the department to review its approach to dealing with Islamist extremism in prisons and probation.

‘This is being supported by external expertise and sits alongside the cross government work currently underway on developing de-radicalisation programmes.’

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16 thoughts on “UK: Muslims fill 44% of high security prisons, out of a 5% Muslim population

  1. ONLY 44% – THAT LOW, EH???
    But seriously … Thank you Quilliam Foundation for the warning to us all that (sic) ” jails were ‘ripe’ to become extremist recruiting grounds” But given these very worrying statistics I think that anyone with a modicum of common sense would be able to work that one out for themselves. This ‘so-called’ Think Tank has been discredited all over the shop as a ‘Gravy Train’ and its co-founder Maajid Nawaz as engine-driver-in-chief of this said Gravy Train is taking everyone along for an expensive ride.
    His useless organisation is funded (in part) by the naive British Tax Payer via a gullible British Government. How does this upstanding pillar of Muslim Society spend some of his “hard earned” money? Getting very drunk and cavorting on stage with with strippers – (in a Muslim owned and operated) Strip Club. Its all on Google for all the world to see.
    I feel that the “best” (pun intended) has yet to come when eventually the European Court of Human Whites gets some of these radicalised clowns released. If they are British Citizens then they cannot be deported. “Deported” to where? They will be back in circulation in our communities drawing tax payer funded social security benefits.
    Of course, they will have to wear an ankle strap tracking device and they will have to report to a Police station every 48 hours or so. They will be on a curfew, too; but the curfew mustn’t interfere with any evening visits to their local Mosque … where they most probably got radicalised in the first place.
    >
    I am minded of Joe (Pip’s brother-in-law) in Dickens’ classic “Great Expectations” when he said: “What larks young Pip!”
    >
    Yes, Joe … what larks indeed.
    >
    Stay tuned & watch this space.

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    • You are such an idiot. People like Maajid Nawaz create Muslim vs Muslim conflict. When other Muslims watch his debates they will not know which side to take and they should listen to the arguments.
      If we don’t have people like Maajid Nawaz the debate would be between Muslims and non-muslims. The listeners will defend their own people without listening to the arguments.

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      • Man of Science – I have read your ‘eloquent’ post in reply to mine and I would have liked to have offered a measured response – but honestly, I simply cannot be arsed to do so. This is a Public Forum open to anyone who wishes to express their views in a civilised and grown up way. Starting a reply to someone else’s point of view that you disagree with by beginning with “You are such an idiot” doesn’t do your credibility as “A Man of Science” any good at all.
        At least my original post contained verifiable facts along with my opinion.
        Reply to this post if you must – but please try and do it in an adult fashion.

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  2. Well! to the two men who have quoted before me – all I can say is however eloquent either of you think you are the problem facing not only prisons/tax payers/women victims is the deluge of medieval misogynistic nuts etc is damnable ISLAM! Get the hell out of our prisons stop wasting taxpayers money on keeping this scum and enforce birth control on the bloody women. If this scum cannot live and integrate then deportation, on prison ships if necessary and if no nation in the Mid east takes them then bloody tough let them drown at sea. After a lesson like this maybe just maybe these medieval savages will denounce the so called prophet, keep religion out of politics and move into the 21st century.

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  3. One only need keep reading and day after day, it is very evident that the massive influx of ‘migrants’ coming into Europe are bringing with them a corrosive religion and ideology that is antithetical to civilized, generally humane European, Western values, laws and traditions.

    I read today on Telegraph UK that in Sweden (and other parts of Europe), that if a migrant is refused asylum, very often they simply disappear into that country, and cannot be found. What of the many coming in who have no paperwork or passport? ISIS is said by top European officials to already have ‘training grounds’ for terrorists right in Europe.

    These people are the ultimate opportunists, and very dangerous ones at that. Many seem expert at dodging legal requirements for registration, some are now wanting their day in court, protesting their deportations, which according to one source, may take years to process in court. It is unbelievable what Europe has done and is doing to itself, it is no wonder that so called ‘ultra right wing’ parties are on the rise, also rightly called nationalists. Why would citizens of any European country not want to preserve their freedoms, beliefs, traditions and rules of law?

    And we can be assured that severe conflict and bloodshed await Europe. Many called civilians, regular citizens, could see this disaster coming from a mile away.

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  4. There is only one way to fix this problem and it will never be done as long as so many liberal politicians hold office and that is to ban the importation of Muslims and deport the one that are already infesting the country.

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  5. I think we need to start executing them.they will only grow.if i was in a prison in one of their countries i would be lucky to survive.and i bet we also break our own rules and get them halal meat. Execute the lot of them.over and done

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  6. Bullshit, I have a family member in prison and all he talks about is Muslim run jails, apparently you have to give street law to survive against these animals, fuck back to the 6th centuary you fockers

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  7. What we are seeing currently is just the tip of the iceberg. We have witnessed the virtual destruction of their countries of origin and we are discussing bringing them here in large numbers, we risk the destruction being brought here.

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