As The UK continues to coddle and accommodate terrorists and the religious and cultural environments that breed them, Islamist extremists have been found to be holding Sharia trials in British prisons and thereby grooming young Muslim inmates, an investigation found.
Beating sentences have been carried out and banned books have been circulated, prompting security experts to seek a long-overdue review of terrorist radicalization in prisons.
The problem has come under renewed scrutiny after Usman Khan, 28 — a convicted terrorist inmate freed on the British version of parole — killed two people at London Bridge last month before police fatally shot him.
One ex-prisoner at HMP Woodhill, Bucks, claims he was lured into a group pledging allegiance to ISIS.
He told The Times he found himself sitting in judgment at a cell-block court over two prisoners who had supposedly disrespected Islam by drinking alcohol.
The ex-head of Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command, Richard Walton, and Ian Acheson, who has led a review of jail extremism, said reforms to tackle the problem are largely stalled.
Walton added: “It is unsurprising radicalisation continues to be a significant challenge, owing to the success in recent years of convicting high numbers of Islamist terrorists for plotting attacks.”