Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Research on prisons

Gabriele Maraanci, New book: Faith, Ideology and Fear-Muslim Identities Within and Beyond Prisons, 5 Jan 2010 "My research has highlighted serious problems of discrimination based mainly upon religious and political victimisation. Adopting visibly religious behavior or converting to Islam can mean an increase in distrust from some sectors of the prison and especially from fellow inmates. This has, as we have seen, a serious impact on how Islam, as religion, is understood and practiced within prison and this increases the risk of certain radical groups exploiting former Muslim prisoners’ resentment." New from co-editor of Contemporary Islam journal.