UK Brixton prison’s Christian chaplain ‘forced out of his role after an Imam at the jail accused him of extremism’ claims inmates are forced to convert to Islam for protection behind bars

UK Brixton prison’s Christian chaplain ‘forced out of his role after an Imam at the jail accused him of extremism’ claims inmates are forced to convert to Islam for protection behind bars. By Charlie Bayliss.

A prison chaplain who claims he was ousted from his role after he was accused of promoting ‘extreme’ Christian views by his Muslim boss has revealed inmates are being forced to convert to Islam for protection behind bars.

Paul Song said he had been hit by Muslim inmates at HMP Brixton and that he believed the ‘Christian faith is not equal’ in prison.

The 48-year-old said: ‘Some people have been forced to convert with violence. How do I know? Because three or four people come up to me to tell me. This is a very sensitive issue.’

One prisoner has come forward and made a signed statement that prisoners were forced to convert to Islam after serving time in 2015.

hat-tip Stephen Neil