Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Muslim Prisoners In Europe

From the Washington Post:

This prison is majority Muslim -- as is virtually every house of incarceration in France. About 60 to 70 percent of all inmates in the country's prison system are Muslim, according to Muslim leaders, sociologists and researchers, though Muslims make up only about 12 percent of the country's population.

On a continent where immigrants and the children of immigrants are disproportionately represented in almost every prison system, the French figures are the most marked, according to researchers, criminologists and Muslim leaders.

In Britain, 11 percent of prisoners are Muslim in contrast to about 3 percent of all inhabitants, according to the Justice Ministry. Research by the Open Society Institute, an advocacy organization, shows that in the Netherlands 20 percent of adult prisoners and 26 percent of all juvenile offenders are Muslim; the country is about 5.5 percent Muslim. In Belgium, Muslims from Morocco and Turkey make up at least 16 percent of the prison population, compared with 2 percent of the general populace, the research found.

The Washington Post articles offers up the usual Socialist economic determinism bullshit as an explanation for these high incarceration rates.

The truth is, it seems to me, that Islam teaches Muslims they don't have any reason to respect the laws of the countries into which they move. They are to respect only the law of Allah.

That's why they call a Muslim country Dar al-Islam (land where Allah's will reigns), while they call an Infidel country Dar al-Harb (land where war reigns).

If we were a society who actually ahered to our own laws, many more Muslims would be in jail for sedition, because to advocate for Sharia law, which many Muslims do in their Mosques, is to advocate for the overthrow of one's host government.

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