And he said that the guards were “powerless” to stop him. That is, of course, true. He was just converting prisoners to Islam — something they wouldn’t have dreamed of trying to stop, as to have done so would have been “Islamophobic.” The insuperable problem they have created for themselves is that the “extremist” Islam that Jamal Uddin preaches is not different in any way they can discern or articulate from the “moderate” version they find acceptable. So they kept moving him to different prisons, which was about as effective as giving someone who has lost a limb a band-aid.
“It’s easy to recruit extremists in prison, notorious convert claims,” Telegraph, May 12, 2014:
A white Muslim extremist jailed for trying to bring Sharia law to the streets of London has boasted of the ease with which he has been able to convert dangerous criminals to radical Islam inside prison.
Jordan Horner, himself a convert, who has taken the name Jamaal Uddin, claimed the prison authorities had been forced to transfer him four times after he began persuading fellow inmates to follow his extreme version of Islam.
He was jailed for terrorising locals in east London as part of the so called Muslim Patrol, which claimed it was forcing the imposition of Sharia Law in the area.
In December 2012, at a protest outside St Paul’s cathedral Horner was filmed alongside Michael Adebowale who five months later murdered soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
Since his release in February this year, Horner has also became the first person to be placed on a five year, landmark anti-social behaviour order, intended to stop him promoting extreme versions of Islam.
But he said he found prison a fertile recruiting ground for young men interested in joining his cause and said the guards were “powerless” to prevent his activities.
Speaking to the BBC’s Panorama programme, he said: “The prison officers witnessed people become Muslim and in front of them I was giving them what we call Shahada, an invitation and acceptance of Islam.
“They was becoming Muslim in front of the prison officers and they felt sort of powerless. They said I was trying to divide Muslims from non Muslims, trying to get them to follow an extreme version of Islam.”
Horner said the authorities moved him regularly, but he was able to continue his conversions wherever he was sent.
He said: “In Tameside a lot of people became Muslim. Then in Glen Parva they restricted me a lot but I still spoke to people about Islam.
“They didn’t like that. They sent me down back to Feltham. When another individual on the wing became Muslim they moved me to another wing on the basis that I had forced them to become Muslim.”
Horner’s claims come as the head of the prison and probation service has warned that the threat of Islamic radicalisation in jail is on the increase.
Michael Spurr, Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service of England and Wales said: “There is a significant risk, given the fact that we manage some very dangerous people. Our job is to minimise that risk becoming a reality, that somebody in prison becomes radicalised and commits a terrorist offence.”
Over the last ten years the number of Muslims in prisons in England and Wales has doubled to nearly 12,000, with at least 100 Islamist terrorists behinds bars.