Sunday, 19 February 2012
Some of Britain’s most dangerous Islamic terrorists are spreading their message of hate from inside prison.

A Sunday Times investigation has found that Al-Qaeda-linked convicts have been networking behind bars, revelling in their murderous behaviour and encouraging others to commit fresh atrocities.

They have exploited a series of failings and loopholes in the prison system not only to radicalise fellow inmates but to appeal to a new generation of supporters outside.

The revelations will embarrass ministers who are facing a backlash over the release of Abu Qatada, the extremist preacher, and who are now gearing up for their biggest security test with this summer’s Olympics.

Dozens of letters written by the terrorists — including the leaders of virtually every major plot against Britain in recent years — have been published on a website run by former members of a banned extremist organisation.

Analysis of the correspondence reveals:

- Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the head of a plot to blow up transatlantic airliners, has suggested Muslims should “sacrifice their lives and limbs” against the West.

- Extremist material is readily available to Muslim inmates. One convert says he is studying a three-book series by Bilal Philips, a radical preacher banned from the UK by Theresa May, the home secretary.

- Prior to his release, Abu Qatada, once described as Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe, was associating with four senior terror suspects at a high-security prison who he has now been barred from meeting under his bail conditions. All five men signed a card to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid.

- Hussain Osman, serving life for his role in a failed attempt to bring carnage to the London Underground on July 21, 2005, was placed in segregation after being accused of radicalising other prisoners.

- A complete lack of remorse shown by any of the inmates. Roshonara Choudhry, who tried to assassinate a Labour MP because he supported the Iraq war, describes a feeling of “euphoria” when she was sentenced.

- Supporters outside prison glorifying the exploits of terrorists. For example, Salahuddin Amin, a key Al-Qaeda “facilitator” involved in a fertiliser bomb plot against the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, is hailed as a “Lion of Islam”.

The terrorists all regard their incarceration as a “test” from Allah, with one even likening the experience to “a holiday camp”.

Despite being brought up in the UK, most continue to show contempt for British society. Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, jailed for advocating the murder of all MPs who voted for the Iraq war, berates “a nation of binge-drinking bastards, whores and homosexuals with STDs”.

This weekend Steve McCabe, a Labour MP on the Commons home affairs committee, called for a government investigation. “Some of this stuff sounds dangerously close to incitement,” he said. “If the prison authorities claim they are monitoring and censoring material, then they are clearly not doing it effectively. It’s time the regime was tightened up.”

Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, a leading human rights lawyer, said: “Whether or not they are committing a criminal offence, the undercurrent is that they are still militant and supportive of violence against the West.”

The letters have been published on a website called which was set up by Abdul Muhid, a former member of Al-Muhajiroun, a banned group. Muhid was jailed in 2007 for soliciting to murder after a protest outside the Danish embassy against cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

He took down the website on Friday evening after being contacted by The Sunday Times, although its contents can still be accessed via cached internet searches. Muhid said he did not condone the prisoners’ acts, denied glorifying terrorism and said he would delete anything that amounted to incitement.
Source: Sunday Times (£)


V said...

We have to same awful phenomenon in Swedish prisons too. Sweden is long gong for ever!

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