Muslim sex attackers could be spared a prison treatment programme because it is against their religion, it has emerged. Rapists, paedophiles and other dangerous sex attackers are expected to discuss their crimes with others during jail sessions designed to stop them reoffending.
But Muslim inmates have complained they should not be made to undergo the Sex Offender Treatment Programme group therapy.
Now the Prison Service’s Muslim advisor, Ahtsham Ali, has said there is a “legitimate Islamic position” that criminals should not discuss their crimes with other people. An “urgent review” has been ordered, and Muslims could be allowed to opt out of this part of the treatment – despite completing a full programme often being a condition of release.
But there is still hope, some within the British criminal correction service sees stupidity when it greats them in the eye. Giving a solid answer to the absurd proposal, Shadow Justice Secretary, Nick Herbert, states the obvious:
The move has already sparked protests. Shadow Justice Secretary, Nick Herbert said: “It is one thing to make a dispensation for a prisoner’s faith when it comes to prayer and diet, but if a prisoner is unwilling to take part in rehabilitation they should be treated no differently to others – which may mean spending longer in custody. “There can be no religious discrimination when it comes to deciding the appropriate and safe time to release a prisoner. “In any case, all prisoners, regardless of religion, should have their release made conditional on their behaviour and progress in custody, not be given automatic release at the half-way mark.”
There really isn’t much else to add to that, except that each and every ludicrous proposal made by whining Muslims, should be met with the exact same logical response given by Herbert. More here. *L* KGS
H/T Baron Bodissey