Radical Islamists Behind Bars: Prison Officials Admit There is a Problem
The realisation that an Islamist gunman who attacked a free speech conference and a synagogue in Denmark last February had been radicalised in prison triggered a massive reassessment of the national approach to Islam in prisons. In just 10 weeks after the shootings perpetrated by Omar El-Hussein in Copenhagen, the Danish Prison and Probation Service passed on 59 reports about 50 individuals under their jurisdiction to the security services. Before then, just 37 prisoners had been reported in the preceding two years, indicating both the increasing seriousness with which the Danish prison service was taking extremism among the incarcerated population, and perhaps the rising prevalence of Muslims behind bars. TheLocal.dk reports the prison service has now started enrolling radical Islamists being released back into general society into the same sort of programmes previously employed to help gang-members coming out of the penal system. Breitbart London reported in April that fanatic El-Hussein had shared a
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