Push to (de-)radicalise Muslims in prison

Imams in prison

Imams in prison

Foxes and henhouses.

How does sending an Imam, a supposed expert on the finer points of Islam, into prison help de-radicalise inmates?

By telling them that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’? Or that Islamic State has ‘nothing to do with Islam’?

That might very well work (and indeed does work) on clueless Western leaders, but if an inmate is already radicalised (i.e. familiar with the teachings of the Qur’an), he will know that it is complete nonsense.

On the other hand, sending Imams into prison could very well help to radicalise inmates further, which is, er, a great idea, obviously. [Read more…]

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