Prisoners and Islam
Really, it pays to have smart friends -- and it's great when they're family too. A relative sent me a long email riffing off of Mark Steyn's brilliant article about the end of the world as we know it. Included in the email was this point:
It is not a contradiction to be a Muslim and a murderer, even a mass murderer. That is one reason why criminals “convert” to Islam in prison. They don’t convert at all; they similarly [sic] remain the angry judgmental vicious beings they always have been. They simply add “religious” diatribes to their personal invective. Islam does not inspire a crisis of conscience, just inspirations to outrage.By the way, my cousin works in the prison system, so I suspect he knows what he's talking about.