Zacharias Moussaoui isn’t the only mujahid trying to wage jihad from prison; it turns out that “Texas prison officials are monitoring inmates at the state’s 114 prisons for signs that outsiders are trying to recruit them into terrorism or that inmates are working contacts outside prison for illegal purposes, including terrorism.”
What kind of terrorism? “As many as 300 letters a week written in Arabic, Farsi or other Middle Eastern languages are opened, copied and forwarded to the FBI for translation and review. State officials say inmates under scrutiny aren’t just Middle Eastern or Muslim. About 150 imprisoned Texas felons are of Middle Eastern descent — a fraction of the 150,000 total prisoners. But the state’s population of 7,600 Muslim inmates is among the largest in the nation.”
How was officials’ interest aroused? “The program began about two years ago after officials intercepted a video tape being sent to a prisoner which showed a Muslim imam blaming the United States for declaring war against Islam.” (This is from AP, with thanks to LGF.)
Texas isn’t alone. Remember Warith Deen Umar, who spread radical Islam throughout the New York prison system?