Prisons: The Next Islamist Infiltration

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Prisons: The Next Islamist Infiltration

August 30, 2010

Muslim prison chaplains have been engaged in converting prison inmates and then radicalizing them in the U.S. and Britain. Now we learn about 800 of them are about to be freed from British prisons. A leading British think tank says we can expect new waves of terrorist attacks, probably by loners inspired by al-Qaeda.

Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, was converted and radicalized while in prison. There have been others and will be more.

The British government is in denial about all this because, as in too many cases in America, it fears being called names rather than doing what is necessary to shut this stuff down.

Radical Islamists are gaining a foothold in Britain and America. More attacks are coming. The Taliban are urging their followers to focus on targets other than airplanes, anywhere that large crowds gather. I wonder what the reaction will be after the next attack and then the next? When are we going to do what's necessary to stop the infiltration by immigration and prison conversions?

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.