From the Independent:
A former British National Party activist who converted to Islam in a
maximum-security jail is being held in isolation on suspicion of trying to
recruit fellow prisoners to terrorist groups.
Stephen Jones has been confined to a segregation unit in Whitemoor
prison, Cambridgeshire, for three weeks while the intelligence services
investigate his alleged links to al-Qa'ida.
It is thought to be the first time a prisoner has been put in isolation
because of fears he was attempting to radicalise other inmates. The authorities
were also said to be concerned about his safety. Two other Muslim prisoners are
thought to be in the same unit.
Fears have been growing that extremist groups are using prisons as a
fertile recruiting ground. Britain is believed to have more prisoners with
terrorist sympathies than any other European country.
An internal review of security at Whitemoor – where almost a third of the
500 inmates are Muslim – warned that officers were struggling to deal with
Muslim gangs. It concluded that staff feared a "serious incident is
Henry Bellingham, the shadow Justice Minister, who has raised
concerns about Whitemoor, said: "What we have got to do is work with the moderate Muslim organisations to try and stamp this out."
Yeah right! And, they should probably work with moderate BNP people to stamp out those radicals too, right?
Henry Bellingham is an idiot.