Brits begin to see the merits of Gitmo
The U.K.’s government is seriously considering placing all convicted Islamist terrorist prisoners in the country in a single secure super jail, but the idea is raising red flags among counterterrorism experts.Unless they turn it into a Super Max facility they may make it more likely that the inmates can conspire in the way the al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists became ISIL while in a detention facility. What they need is to isolate them in the Falkland Islands where they would not be able to communicate with the outside world. I would deliver them there after a long sea journey.
The “British Alcatraz” would overturn 50 years of dispersing dangerous prisoners in the system and is expected to be backed by a review set up by the justice secretary, Michael Grove, to examine how the 130 convicted jihadi terrorists are dealt with behind bars, The Guardian reported.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister David Cameron hinted at the idea during a speech on prison reform, saying he was ready to consider major changes in the location of convicted terrorist prisoners to prevent them from recruiting even more convicts within the prisons who are at a higher risk of radicalization.
We will not stand by and watch people being radicalised like this while they are in the care of the state. … And I want to be clear — I am prepared to consider major changes: from the imams we allow to preach in prison to changing the locations and methods for dealing with prisoners convicted of terrorism offences, if that is what is required,” Mr. Cameron said, according to The Guardian.
However, counterterrorism experts worry that bringing all convicted Islamist terrorists together in one facility could create a focal point for public protests.