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UK Prison Problem

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Submitted by Dinesh Patel (United States), Mar 12, 2006 at 06:40

We are having the same problems in prisons within the UK.

The problem with Islam in prisons is that most of the time the person has the same line of thinking as that when he/she went in i.e. everything is someone else's fault.

UK's news has reported on the number of muslims in prisons in the UK and how their rights are not being listen to. You know the usual so called anti-muslim rubbish .....

The media has tried to dress it up by claiming that most are held there on anti-terrorist charges as not to offend the UK muslim community who would claim such reports are Islamophobic. Of course, being in jail for terrorism would to them still mean they are good muslims.

However, there are a lot in prison for fraud, murder, assault and sexual assault charges which the press will not mention. If you look at the 'UK's Most Wanted' list you will also note a very high figure of muslims wanted for various offences but none that are terrorism.
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