Access to Jihadi Books Turns Prisons into ‘Islamic Extremism Incubators’

The extreme views of a “racist, homophobe and anti-Semite”, who supports killing non-Muslims and “stoning adulterers” are being made available to prison imams and prisoners throughout England and Wales with the blessing of the authorities, according to a former adviser to the UK government.

Haras Rafiq, managing director of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank, warned that prisons have become “incubators for Islamic extremism” by allowing inmates to read the works of controversial South Asian cleric, Abul Ala Maududi. He described Maududi – who died in 1979 – as the “grandfather of Islamism”.

Newsweek has discovered that hundreds of gold-laminated, hardback copies of Maududi’s analyses of the Koran were distributed last month at a training event for prison imams and chaplains held at the prison service college in Rugby. The books came from the Markfield Institute for Higher Education, part of the Islamic Foundation, a UK-based organisation that publishes educational materials on Islam.

  • Stronger than Dirt

    The Schizo of guberment … right Miss May ?

  • winniec

    Didn’t we know this already? Didn’t we hear that most conversions to Islam occur in jail? Is there no way to counter this trend by allowing counterjihad books in jail? How about sending Robert Spencer’s books, Ibn Warraq’s and Bill Warner’s books to jails?

  • moraywatson

    Eligibility for parole should require a muslim inmate’s declaration of apostasy from totalitarian islam.

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  • Dana Garcia

    Religion is such a great cover. Hand out murder manuals, er Korans, to the violent prisoners. Right.

  • The Goat

    Korans should be banned in prison. Let them have Bibles.