The following is a letter to insidetime, from issue July 2013
I am a long serving prisoner here at HMP Long Lartin and heard some really distressing news lately about that poor soldier who was hacked to death on the street by two Muslim radical extremists in London. When the news came through on the TV I was shocked to hear some Muslim prisoners praising the actions of these two extremists and calling them ‘brothers’ and making derogatory comments about the ‘pig soldier’. What I have come to realise in this prison is that these extremist views are not frowned on by other Muslims. I have spoken to other cons about it and heard that this type of behaviour is not uncommon in many prisons throughout England & Wales. The extremist views of these people should be ostracised and acted upon. We are able to cook our own food here but if we attempt to cook pork in the communal kitchen it is deemed dangerous, even a threat to your life. The kitchen is usually occupied by 90% Muslims and we have been told if we cook pork we will be stabbed. There have been incidents here where people have been targeted and pressured and bullied into converting to Islam. I am writing to inform people of these radical extremists views in this prison where I see no official steps being taken to combat them. Young Muslim men are being radicalised in here and one day they may commit acts of terrorism in this country. There seems to be nothing being done here to stop it and people are scared to speak out. I hope we get some feedback from this; it needs to be sorted out.
Comments about this letter
19/7/2013 Susan Antrobus -I bet nothing's being done about this because our own people seem to think foreigners are more important than their own native British brothers and sisiters.
21/7/2013 CobraNo your wrong Susan. Anything said against certain groups is seen as racism. example on TV about the traffiking of poor innocent children by ASians which were thankfully convicted.
5/11/2014 Scarlett -I have just seen this news story I am disgusted I wish I had more powers to do something about it, I know someone in This prison now suddenly there Muslim and now it makes total sense these people are not bad people they just have no choice yes this problem being left undelt with will create a broader amount of terrorism there on there last legs there the worst ones you want to turn dark the lights already switched off give these people some faith show them a different path can leopards change there spots who knows ? But maybe you could change yours and some will follow suit ? In life some will never change but have hope in the others if you don't who will ?
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