Danish prisons to separate radicalized muslims

Denmark plans to separate prisoners who could convert others to radical extremism, the government said Wednesday.

“People with radicalized beliefs pose a real threat to our security,” Justice Minister Soren Pind said in a statement.

“It is totally unacceptable that prisoners recruit their fellow inmates to extremist environments while they are serving a sentence.”

AFP reports that the minority right-wing government plans to put two related bills on the subject before parliament in December.

One would allow prisons to separate inmates with extremist views from those “susceptible to radicalization”, while the other one would make it easier for authorities to exchange information about people who show signs of radicalization.