The farce becomes even more …..farcier”.
Islam training manual used in prisons includes a section on waging a holy war and ‘teaches inmates to become jihadists’
- Tarbiyah says taking up arms against ‘evil’ is one of the ‘noblest acts’
- Shaeikh Musa Admani says it incites violence and aids terrorism growth
- Comes amid claims Muslim ‘councils’ administering Sharia law in prison
- Ministry of Justice refused to release document ‘for security reasons’
A manual of Islam used in British prisons teaches inmates about jihad and ‘incites’ them to wage holy war, it has been claimed
A manual of Islam used in British prisons teaches inmates about jihad and ‘incites’ them to wage holy war, it has been claimed.
The Tarbiyah (Islamic study) programme has a section on holy war and advises that taking up arms against the enemies of Allah is ‘one of the noblest acts’.
Shaeikh Musa Admani has called for it to be removed because it ‘incites’ violence and helps convicted terrorists manipulate younger inmates towards extremism.
And the Ministry of Justice has refused to release the document to MailOnline due to ‘security concerns’, despite the fact it has been available in prisons since 2011.
They said they are investigating the issue and will publish a ‘summary document’ when it has been revised.
It comes amid claims that inmates in high-security jails have formed Islamic councils who administer sharia law and dole out physical punishment to other prisoners for actions they consider anti-Islam.
A former prison officer told the BBC that there were multiple occasions where prisoners feet were ‘severely battered’ during punishments, and Muslims have ‘taken over’ the law of some jails.
The recent scandal comes after another teaching course was removed last year after it emerged that it was written by extremists.
The Tarbiyah teaches inmates the difference between internal jihad, the struggle for improvement, and external, the fight against evil – but Admani says there is too much focus on fighting.
The document, seen by the BBC, reads: ‘There may necessitate a time to pick up arms and physical [sic] fight such evil… It is one of the noblest acts.’
The statement in the manual, which was written by imams and Ahtsham Ali, an adviser to the Ministry of Justice, is followed by a section from the Koran.