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UK: Muslim Inmate Population Soars, Now 14.4% of All Prisoners

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- 1303 days ago -
It is almost entirely due to the UKs horrendous immigration and welfare policy. Add jail house conversions (a problem in the U.S. too) and the more than 100 passages in the Koran that "invite people to violence", and it is a recipe for the demise of a


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Beth S (330)
Monday March 23, 2015, 3:53 pm
The moderator of the posted article disagrees with the BBC's contentions about the why. As stated in the introductory paragraph, the surge in Muslim prison inmates in the UK is due to its irresponsible immigration and welfare policies. Add jailhouse conversions, and it's a recipe for the demise of a nation:

Nearly three times the Muslim population in general. Yet the BBC hasn’t got a clue as to why.

via Why the surge in Muslim prisoners?

Why has there been a surge in the number of Muslim prisoners?

In 2002, 5,502 prisoners in England and Wales said they were Muslim.

Three years later, the number had risen to 7,246 and almost a decade on, by December 2014, it had reached 12,225.

OK, I hear you say, the overall prison population has also increased, so what’s the big deal?

Indeed, prisoner numbers have risen from an average of 70,778 in 2002 to 84,691 last December.

But that 20% increase in the jail population has been outstripped by the rise in Muslim inmates – up 122%.
One possible explanation for the rise is that there are now more Muslims in the general population.

In the 2001 census, 3% of people in England and Wales said they were Muslim – 1.55 million.

By 2011, that had gone up to 4.8 % – 2.7 million people – so you’d expect the numbers in prison to go up too.

But the percentage rise in Muslim prisoner numbers has been far greater than the Muslim population increase:
Muslim inmates now account for 14.4% of those behind bars, compared with 7.7 % in 2002.

Another factor that’s cited is the increasing number of foreign national prisoners: there were about 10,500 last year – one in eight of the total prisoner population.

A Ministry of Justice analysis in 2013 suggested that a significant minority, 30%, of Muslim prisoners weren’t British – last year the top 10 overseas nationalities included inmates from two predominantly Muslim countries: 522 from Pakistan, 417 from Somalia.

Last year, 58% of Muslim prisoners were aged 30 or under, compared with 45% of the overall population, and in what’s termed the “secure youth estate” – institutions which hold 10- to 17-year-olds – almost one in five prisoners was Muslim.

Amal Imad, a researcher for the charity Muslim Aid, agrees with Dame Anne’s findings from five years ago that poverty – in particular not having enough money to feed a family – is a key factor driving crime, and therefore imprisonment, among Muslims.

“The underlying issue is economic crisis,” she says. (It's immigration and welfare)

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2015, 8:25 pm
I'm actually surprised the # isn't a higher one given the atrocious violent behavior+complete disregard 4 life+the law.

Walter F (129)
Monday March 23, 2015, 9:03 pm
The loved much loved Tommy Trinder used to roll his eyes and say "Oh you lucky people"Britain is so lucky to be blessed with so many of these children of allah..We all envy you, you lucky people.

Tuesday March 24, 2015, 12:52 am
Some years ago I met a prison chaplain. He told me that the prison authorities went out of their way to encourage Muslim preachers to convert prisoners. They did this he said "out of shear laziness and gross incompetence." Islamic prisoners were placed under the supervision of Muslim trustees in gangs and were therefore easier to control - great stuff!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 1:35 am
The problem with "conversion" is that, like any other religion, depending on interpretation, one can get the wrong end of the stick, as the fundamentalists have. . .

Prisons need to be there for abusers, rapists and murderers. Muslim offenders require hard labor and there's plenty of crap on the streets and oceans to clear.

Hilary S (65)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 3:01 am
the imprisoned proportion far outstrips the general proportion in the population. is anyone in britain really learning anything from this?

pam w (139)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:56 am
Wonder how it is in other European nations? I doubt they considered this when they formed the EU. I'm sorry.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 8:44 am
From the stats I've seen, Pam, very similar.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 9:46 am

I would agree with some of what you said, but Islam is definitely not "like any other religion". It s permeated with the commandment to do violence and kill non-Muslims (or Muslims not in the same sect).

This is the vast majority view. Muslims who do not share the clear orders for Jihad are by far the exception.

Remember that in large swaths of the Islamic world, there are few left to perform Jihad on, as many Muslim countries have become Christian-rein, cleansed of Christians due to genocide by Muslims and ethnic cleansing.

At the rate we are going, with the lack of concern by governments in the West for the plight of Christians in Islamic lands, there will be almost no Christians left to persecute.

Muslims will more than make up by that with terrorist attacks against the West and the continued persecutions of Jews by Muslims in Western countries, where governments have done very little to stem the tide.

caroline lord (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 4:51 pm
dont buy the poverty argument,most of uk poor now

Beth S (330)
Tuesday March 24, 2015, 5:59 pm
Caroline, it's amazing that anybody does by that argument!

Shil O (0)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 1:11 am
" Muslim offenders require hard labor and there's plenty of crap on the streets and oceans to clear. "

I thought thats why they were put in prison in the first place ??

Actually I agree with your sentiment but If by breaking UK law they and their families were exported to an islamic state of their choice the problems of mohammedan immigration would resolve itself-
At present they are productive in a way that does not benefit society

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday March 25, 2015, 5:10 am
Hmm! Just interesting! Thanks. . .

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