Many prisoners become members of various communities to combat loneliness, and to ensure protection from the daily threats associated with life in jail. An unusually high number of convicts are being converted to Islam.
In particular, African Americans in the prison system are converting in large numbers. According to estimates, up to 20 percent of prisoners in the U.S. are Muslims. This figure is approximately 20 times higher than the national Muslim population average.
This excerpt from ‘The Third Jihad’ documents the high rate of inmate conversions to Islam and their indoctrination with an anti-American, violent ideology.