Prisoners at HMP Pentonville walk through an atrium May 19, 2003 in London. (Ian Waldie/Getty Images)
The number of Muslims in British prisons is increasing at a rate eight times that of the overall prison population, according to the British Parliament. Today, Muslims make up nearly 5% of Britain’s population and 13% of its prison population. While Muslim inmates increase, another report says non-Muslim inmates are being bullied into conversion in exchange for protection by Islamic gangs. At 1930GMT, we discuss this claim and why there are so many Muslims in British jails.