A chaplain who was allegedly dismissed from his role at HMP Brixton Prison for having “extreme” Christian views has said that some prisoners are being forced to convert to Islam in exchange for protection from gangs.
Pastor Paul Song, who has 20 years’ experience rehabilitating inmates, told the Sunday Express: “If someone is secular and in prison and they want to lead a peaceful life in prison they need to become Muslim.
The South Korea born 48-year-old was forced from his role at the south London prison following alleged accusations from Managing Chaplain Imam Mohammed Yusuf Ahmed that Pastor Song, who teaches the evangelical Alpha course, was teaching courses that were “too radical” and that his Christian beliefs were “extreme”, according to The Sunday Times.
I don’t want to see Christians experience discrimination over their religion.
Pastor Song also alleged that Ahmed told him he wanted to “change the Christian domination within HMP Brixton” – claims the Ministry of Justice has said are unsubstantiated.
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