Muslim Overrepresentation in the British Prison System

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Theodore Dalrymple (from 2001) on Islamic prison conversions:  “Moreover, a large number of prisoners eventually feel that something is missing from their lives…. But why Islam? Its relatively simple central doctrine is easy for the neophyte to grasp, but this hardly explains its appeal, since the search for abstract Truth is generally low on the list of prisoners’ priorities, even when they are seeking transcendence. No: the fact is that, for prisoners, Islam kills two birds with one stone. It answers their need for transcendence, of course, as any religion would, but it does more than that: it revenges them upon the whole of society.(Empasis mine.)

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