Did you read that that Islamist extremists had been able to read and spread hate messages from jail?
Dangerous convicts linked to Al Qaeda have been networking through a website, MuslimPrisoners.com. Its founder insists it aims just to support people who may feel “forgotten” by the outside world. But it is claimed convicts’ letters have been published on the site appearing to glorify violence by Muslims as well as harshly criticising Britain.
I agree with Conservative MP and security expert Patrick Mercer who has aid:
“These people are in prison for terrorist and related crimes which involve spreading hatred. Why therefore are they allowed to continue doing similar things when they are meant to be kept away from normal society?”
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said the National Offender Management Service took the risks posed by extremist offenders seriously. All high-security jails now have a counter- terrorism unit.
I take little reassurance from the comment from the Ministry of Justice spokesman. It strikes me that prison conditions continue to be far too cushy, far too open to abuse. Some may think that our Jails are perfect breeding grounds for Jihad and that the only way to effectively crush this danger is to deny convicted Jihadists any contact with the outside world, no internet access and no mail sent out that has not been thoroughly vetted. Solitary confinement is another method that could be deployed to ensure that these terrorists are not able to convert the vulnerable to their twisted and evil Jihad ways.