Britain: Muslim Prisoner Numbers Soar
Britain: Muslim Prisoner Numbers Soar:
Prison officers have warned of Islamic “gang culture” in jails after figures showed the number of Muslim inmates has rocketed compared with other faiths.
Stats reveal convicts in England and Wales who say their religion is Islam have passed the 11,000 mark for the first time.
The total for Christians is 43,235, according to data given out under freedom of information laws.
Prison officers’ association general secretary Steve Gillan said: “The POA are aware that some individuals are bullied into conversion.
“There is clear evidence of gang culture and a radicalisation of young men.
“They use the name of religion as …
Saudi Man Adopts Five-Year-Old Boy, Tortures Him to Death
Saudi Man Adopts Five-Year-Old Boy, Tortures Him to Death:
A Saudi man suffering from infertility went to an orphanage in the Gulf Kingdom and adopted a five-year-old boy after assuring his guardians he would look after him.
A few months later, the boy died in hospital after he was tortured by his new father.
The 33-year-old Saudi, who is married, confessed to police that he beat up and tortured the boy but claimed he only wanted to treat his involuntary urination.
“The boy was admitted to hospital in Riyadh, suffering from burns and bruises all over his body and examination showed he was burned …
Soaring 45,000 Sq. Ft Mosque and Islamic Center Opens in San Gabriel Valley
Soaring 45,000 Sq. Ft Mosque and Islamic Center Opens in San Gabriel Valley:
After four years of construction and $5.5 million in fundraising, the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley formally opened its soaring new mosque Saturday.
For Muslim worshippers, the transformation of their prayer space from a dilapidated church next to a smelly chicken farm purchased three decades ago to a 45,000-square-foot structure complete with a school, mortuary, health clinic and three libraries marks a coming of age for their community.
It’s also powerful evidence of a building boom of new mosques in both Southern California and the nation.
Over the last several …
Al-Qaeda Says European Hostages Still Alive
Al-Qaeda Says European Hostages Still Alive:
Al-Qaeda’s North African branch said in a statement Saturday that eight European hostages it is holding are alive and well, promising to release a new video of the five Frenchmen among them.
Earlier in the day demonstrations were held in several towns and cities in France in a show of support for four of the French hostages who have been held by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) for 1,000 days.
Thierry Dol, Daniel Larribe, Pierre Legrand and Marc Feret — mostly working for French public nuclear giant Areva and its subcontractor Satom — were kidnapped in …