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Terror allegations prompt debate about inmate religious meetings

The recent arrest of a prison parolee in Southern California illustrates a potential terrorism danger that federal officials have been warning about for months — that inmates in state prison systems are particularly susceptible to radical Islamist ideology. Prison officials across the nation say they so far have seen more potential for recruitment than real threats, but said they have been monitoring Muslim groups since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities suspect the parolee, who was arrested by local police on charges unrelated to terrorism, is connected to two other men in a possible terrorist plot against Jewish and National Guard sites. Authorities said they believe the plan originated in a shadowy group known as Jamiyyat Ul Islam Is Saheeh in California State Prison, Sacramento. Full Story

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