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Prisoners under pressure to convert to Muslim 'gang'
by Martin Beckford
Prisoners are under pressure to convert to an Islamic "gang" at a high-security jail, with non-Muslims in fear of violence just for cooking bacon, according to an official report.
Inmates at HMP Whitemoor told researchers commissioned by the Ministry of Justice that they changed their faith for protection or because they were bullied into it.
Prison guards said they had a policy of "appeasement" towards the powerful and growing Islamic population, particularly convicted terrorists who were feared to be recruiting future extremists.
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