In recent years, a number of Western countries have had to grapple with the question of radical Islamism spreading behind prison walls. As authorities are beginning to realize, many of their maximum-security prison facilities, which contain the most dangerous, violent criminals in their societies, have inadvertently served as hotbeds of radicalization.
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Ahnaf Kalam is a writer for Islamist Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum
Last month, the Aurora Sentinel published a letter to the editor titled “Islamism in Aurora?” by PK Kaiser, a candidate for Aurora City Council and a Muslim of Pakistani origin. Kaiser highlighted his concerns over a number of imams at prominent mosques and Islamic centers in the Denver area preaching extremism behind closed doors.