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Article: Muslim Prisoners Through a Global Lens – by Hindpal Singh Bhui (2017)


How do wider narratives about migration, Muslims and security affect prison policy and the experiences of Muslim prisoners? Muslims are increasingly over-represented in prisons and detention centres across the world and in Europe today. At the same time, it appears virtually impossible to create a practical or conceptual division between the perceived threat from migration and from Islamist terrorism. Following the attacks on Paris in November 2015, it was discovered that the known attackers were nearly all EU citizens. However, media and politicians called for tougher controls on migration into Europe as a way of responding to such threats.

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By Hindpal Singh Bhui