It is very likely that Borgo Prison supplied this inmate with a Qur’an and a prayer mat, and even allowed him to congregate with other Muslim prisoners for prayer. It is the pattern of prisons all over the Western world: to honor and reinforce the Islamic beliefs that likely landed the Muslim prisoner in prison in the first place. Would Borgo Prison in 1939 have supplied Nazi prisoners with copies of Mein Kampf and allowed them to meet with other Nazi prisoners to scream “Heil Hitler” and study their master’s book?
“Radicalized inmate stabs 2 guards in French prison,” RT, January 19, 2018:
Two guards at a French prison in Corsica have been attacked and seriously injured by a radicalized inmate, a local prosecutor and a prison union said. The perpetrator reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while attacking the guards.
The incident took place in Borgo Prison on Friday morning, Prosecutor of Bastia City Caroline Tharot said, as cited by AFP. The type of weapon used in the attack was not specified.
UFAP-UNSA penitentiary union confirmed in a statement that the inmate was indeed radicalized. It is not clear whether he was radicalized before being jailed or while serving his sentence.
Both guards are in hospital, one with stab wounds to the face and back.
“This is a big attack. One of the two guards was left unconscious and the perpetrator is a prisoner who had already been on a special list for misconduct,” Maxime Coustie, a representative of a local prison union told AFP. The guard who was knocked out has regained consciousness, the union said.
The detainee reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” while attacking the guards, Corse Matin newspaper said, citing an official from the prison union. The man was in prison for beating a man to death in a scuffle outside a nightclub.
It comes days after similar assaults by inmates triggered protests by prison guards. Last week, a former senior Al-Qaeda member, 51-year-old Christian Ganczarski, attacked and injured guards with a scissors and razor blade at a high-security prison in Vendin-le-Vieil. Several days later, a convicted murderer attacked and injured several guards in Mont-de-Marsan jail….