Pastor Paul Song has now been reinstated at Brixton prison after a review into the allegations, which led to the prison ordering him to leave the voluntary job, the Mail on Sunday reports.
Express appointed in 2015, Song, 48, was dismissed without explanation in August of last year and the prison management told him the following month there had been “allegations of misconduct,” including claims from a prisoner that he had called him a “terrorist” and made reference to Isis.
He says he has not received any evidence to back the claims. Song, born in South Korea, says he was accused of teaching “radical” courses and having “extreme” Christian views.
Breitbart Song also said he was racially abused because of his Korean origins and prisoners were often forced to convert to Islam. The Muslim chaplain, appointed in 2015, was “physically intimidating” and complained about his resources. “Imam Mohamed’s discriminatory agenda was clear from the outset. He began scrutinising the material for each of our courses, commenting that the material was ‘too radical’, and that the Christian views expressed were ‘extreme’.
“He paid scant regard to the fact that the courses are mainstream Christian courses, used by churches throughout the world. He also said he wanted to ‘change the Christian domination’ within HMP Brixton.”
During one incident a small group burst into his gathering in the prison chapel and began praising the jihadis Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who hacked soldier Lee Rigby to death, and airplane shoebomber Richard Reid, reports Mail On Sunday. “To do this in a place of worship was obscene,” Pastor Song said. “Some openly spoke in the chapel in support of Islamic State.”
Mr Song served at the prison for 19 years and argues there has been a recent power shift, with radical Muslims taking control before he was forced out. He blamed Imam Mohammed Yusuf Ahmed, appointed in the jail a couple of years earlier, for falsely claiming he preaches “radical” Christianity and for upending the multi-faith religious support offered to inmates.
Mr Song was initially denied a proper hearing but reporting in the media helped to pressure the prison to take action.
Muslim extremists at a Leicestershire jail have turned part of the prison into a “no-go zone” for non-Muslims, and are running an entire block under Sharia law, prison union leaders have claimed. Muslims make up just one in 20 Britons – but one in SEVEN inmates.
Breitbart Non-Muslim inmates at HMP Gartree, a maximum security prison, are said to have to conform to rules set by Muslim inmates, and are refusing to be moved to the block in question for fear of being forced to convert to Islam. The fears were raised following an inspection of the prison by leaders of the Prison Officers’ Association.
A source told The Sun: “It is so bad non-Muslim prisoners are refusing to move there as they feel intimidated. “There is huge pressure put on them to convert and a threat of violence if they don’t. “The Muslim gangs have their own rules and use Sharia law to sort out disagreements. “In effect, they are setting up their own prison within a prison.
HM Gartree houses a number of notorious Islamic terrorists, including Michael Adebolawe, who hacked to death Fusilier Lee Rigby outside his barracks in London in 2013, and airplane shoebomber Richard Reid.
But Gartree may not be an isolated case — the revelation comes just days after Lord Falconer, the shadow justice secretary warned that British prisons are becoming “terrorist academies,” with Islamic gangs in charge of a number of prison wings.
He said that as many as 1,000 Muslim inmates were currently at risk of being radicalised inside British jails, a figure higher than the total number of Brits thought to have travelled to Syria to train as jihadis.
“Everything about the prisons is going wrong at the moment — assaults by prisoners on prison officers; assaults by prisoners on prisoners; prisoner suicides; incidents where riot squads are required to deal with trouble,” Lord Falconer told the Sunday Times.