Thursday, March 20, 2008

Those who are merciful to the cruel ultimately end up being cruel to the merciful...

UK Terrorists moved to new jail after death threats.

Poor babies. There were too many whiteys there. (They must have listened to Obama's speech)

Two of Britain’s most dangerous convicted terrorists have been moved to a different prison after one complained that they were at risk because the jail was dominated by white inmates.

Dhiren Barot, who planned a radioactive bomb plot involving limousines packed with nails and explosives, and Omar Khyam, who plotted to blow up Bluewater shopping centre, asked to be transferred from the high security Frankland prison near Durham after a series of death threats and attacks.

Although the request was initially turned down, Barot, who is serving a minimum of 30years, has now returned to Belmarsh in south east London, while Khyam has been moved to Full Sutton near York.

The move sparked criticism that the Prison Service had caved into prisoners’ demands.

Barot’s solicitor Mudassar Arani asked for him to be moved after another inmate threw boiling oil and water over him last July, causing severe injuries.

The 35-year-old suffered serious burns and spent a week in hospital.

Prisoner Gary Moody was charged with wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but the case was dropped when Barot said he did not want to take the matter further.

Miss Arani told the Muslim News that Frankland, a predominantly white prison, was “an extremely dangerous environment for ethnic minority prisoners who now fear for their safety.”

A spokesman from her office said both Barot and Khyam had been moved.

Khyam, who was sent to Frankland from Belmarsh last June, had complained of death threats.

“He was threatened that he would be burnt alive or knifed as he was complaining about his situation in prison,” a member of his family said.

His solicitor Imran Khan said the move was “a victory for common sense” which should have taken place earlier without having to apply pressure on the Prison Service.

But Patrick Mercer, a Conservative MP and adviser on terrorism issues, criticised the decision.

“Prisons are not meant to be run for the convenience of the prisoner,” he said.

“Of course prisons are designed to rehabilitate but also designed to punish and we have got to remember the crimes for which they have been convicted.

“They are desperate crimes. Dhiren Barot wanted to use weapons of mass destruction while Omar Khyam was plotting to kill hundreds if not thousands of people.

“We have got to keep these crimes in proportion - it is not up to them to dictate how they serve their sentence.”

A spokeswoman for the Prison Service refused to comment on the movement of prisoners.