Imams working in British prisons have ‘links to extremist Muslim groups

Imams with links to extremist Muslim groups are helping to turn Britain’s prisons into ‘state-funded breeding grounds for extremism’, an expert has warned.

The Prison Officers’ Association described the threat of inmates being radicalised as a ‘real problem’.

There are 11,683 Muslim prisoners in Britain’s jails and the government has deployed imams to help steer them away from extremist paths.