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even though under 1% of the 10,300 Muslim prisoners in England and Wales had been convicted of terrorism.
The population in custody on 30 April 2010 was 85,500, a rise of 2,200 from a year earlier. The population in prisons was 85,100 (a rise of 2,300 from a year earlier), in Secure Training Centres (STCs) it was 250 and in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs) it was 160.
However, I do have a number of Muslim friends (I like to keep my horizons broad),
Prisoners are converting to Islam to win benefits and gain the protection of powerful Muslim gangs inside jails, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has warned.
Up to a third of Muslim prisoners adopted the religion while serving their sentence, a new report by inspectors has found.
Inmates say their reasons for converting include the protection of belonging to a gang and perceived material perks offered to Muslims.
Originally posted by dampnickers
Now this means that we have 10,300 Muslims in a population of 85,500 and that the percentage of Muslim inmates is 12%. (Divide the smaller number by the larger and times by 100).
Now, given that the numbers do not lie, could it be that Muslims are being persecuted by the UK justice system and disproportionately imprisoned? Could it be that Muslims are not as law abiding as some of them claim?
Originally posted by Silver Shadow
But the very few Muslims that I know personally are all without exception fine peace loving people.