“It is not up to them to dictate how to serve their sentence. I think we have to remember who’s in charge.” Uh, yeah.
In this Barot and Kayam cannily play on Westerners’ fears of being seen as “racist,” portray themselves as victims (which we have seen again and again is one of the staples of the jihadist rhetorical arsenal) and gain for themselves a chance to network and plot with other imprisoned jihadists.
“Two of Britain’s most dangerous Islamic terrorists moved to new prison – because they complained fellow inmates were ‘too white,'” by Gwyneth Rees for the Daily Mail (thanks to all who sent this in):
Two of Britain’s most dangerous terrorists have been moved to different prisons after complaining their fellow inmates were “too white”.
Dhiren Barot and Omar Khyam asked to be transferred from high-security Frankland prison near Durham.
Barot masterminded a radioactive bomb plot involving limousines packed with nails and explosives and Khyam plotted to blow up Bluewater shopping centre in Kent.
They said they were at risk from other inmates – who are predominantly white – and claimed the environment was “dangerous” to ethnic minority prisoners. It is thought they had received death threats and attacks.
Although their requests were initially turned down, Barot, who is serving a minium of 30 years, has since been moved to Belmarsh in south-east London.
Khyam has also been moved to Full Sutton near York.
But news of the transfers has sparked outrage, with the Prison Service being accused of caving into prisoners’ demands. […]
His solicitor Imran Khan said the move was a “victory for common sense”. But Patrick Mercer, a Conservative MP, criticised the decision.
He said: “Prisons are not meant to be run for the convenience of the prisoner.
“It is not up to them to dictate how to serve their sentence.
“I think we have to remember who’s in charge.
“These people have been convicted of hideous crimes.”…