Muslims In Prison

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The growth of Islam in Europe is reflected in the increasing numbers of Muslims in British and French prisons, but authorities have responded differently to the challenges presented by Muslim prisoners in each country. The findings of three years of intensive research in a variety of prisons show that British prisons facilitate and control the practice d of Islam, whereas French prisons discourage it and thereby sow the seeds of extremism. The ...

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Overview

The growth of Islam in Europe is reflected in the increasing numbers of Muslims in British and French prisons, but authorities have responded differently to the challenges presented by Muslim prisoners in each country. The findings of three years of intensive research in a variety of prisons show that British prisons facilitate and control the practice d of Islam, whereas French prisons discourage it and thereby sow the seeds of extremism. The policy implications of these ironic findings are examined in detail.

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1 Introduction : aims, access and analysis 1
2 Conceptual framework : categorisation, Muslims and captivity 39
3 Research contexts 67
4 The practice of Islam in prison 92
5 Islam, 'race' relations and discrimination in prison 139
6 Categorisation and self-definition among Muslim prisoners 186
7 Prison imams 230
8 Conclusions 269
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