It’s an important question. The evidence supports the assertion, since Islam prohibits Muslim child-molesters from receiving psychological treatment.
Actually, this whole story reads like a dystopian fantasy by Kafka or Orwell. Muslim prisoners may not be treated for paedophilia because their religion forbids it. But denial of parole for failure to undergo treatment is — wait for it — religious discrimination against them.
The UK has definitely moved into first place in the world “You Can’t Make This S**t Up” sweepstakes. According to The Daily Mail:
Muslim sex offenders could opt out of treatment programme ‘because it’s against their faith’
Muslim sex attackers could be spared a prison treatment programme because it is against their religion, it has emerged.
Rapists, paedophiles and other dangerous sex attackers are expected to discuss their crimes with others during jail sessions designed to stop them reoffending.
But Muslim inmates have complained they should not be made to undergo the Sex Offender Treatment Programme group therapy.
Now the Prison Service’s Muslim advisor, Ahtsham Ali, has said there is a “legitimate Islamic position” that criminals should not discuss their crimes with other people.
An “urgent review” has been ordered, and Muslims could be allowed to opt out of this part of the treatment — despite completing a full programme often being a condition of release.
Some 1,000 sex offenders underwent the treatment programme last year, in 26 prisons. Places are usually reserved for the most dangerous attackers who are serving sentences of four years or more.
Failure to complete the treatment can weigh against the offender when they are being considered for parole.
The possibility of an exemption for Muslims came to light after an unnamed prisoner wrote to Inside Time, the official newspaper of inmates.
The convict said: “I have always insisted that it was against Islamic teachings to discuss your offence to anyone, let alone act it out within a peer group.”
Experts said that, if Muslims were spared the treatment, the Government would face a legal challenge if they made this grounds for keeping the men in prison for longer.
Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of probation union Napo, said: “The logic is that Muslims cannot take part in offender programmes and therefore their offending behaviour cannot be assessed and they are unlikely to be granted parole.
“They may then seek legal redress through judicial review on the grounds that they are being discriminated against on the grounds of religion. If they do not take part, Muslim sex offenders are likely to serve longer sentences, possibly the whole of their term, before they are released.”
Are you filled with loathing yet?
Well, don’t quit reading. It gets worse:
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A Prison Service spokesman said: ‘We are currently seeking to ensure that the policy for the Sex Offender Treatment Programme is sensitive to the diversity of religions within the prison context…
“To assess an offender’s readiness, and to ensure that the programme is responsive to their particular needs, a range of factors are considered.
“These include intellectual ability, language, literacy, dyslexia, mental and physical health, disability, drug use and psychopathic traits, as well as religious or cultural issues.”
Mass insanity is the only explanation for this nonsense. The entire administrative apparatus of the British state is now clinically insane.
Maybe it should undergo psychiatric treatment…
Hat tip: Paul Weston.