Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Islam in Chains

Nearly a third of the inmates in Bollate prison on the outskirts of Milan, Italy, are Muslim immigrants. Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times tells of their lives in her story "In a Prison's Halls, the Call to Islam." Her vividly written portrait of what goes on inside the prison shows how these inmates turn to prayer, boosting the power of militants "who use cellblocks to attract followers and spread a doctrine of violence." Reporting in a foreign culture is not easy. Reporting in a foreign jail is even harder, but Wilkinson pulls it off.,0,3043797.story?track=tottext


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