New rules needed for Al-Qaeda prisoners...
We've blogged several weeks ago about al-Qaeda in UK prisons...the problem is far wider.
Radicals riot in jails in Jordan and
Afghanistan. Al-Qaida convicts break out of a Yemen cell block. In the struggle to contain extremists, holding such prisoners together may lead to more unrest — or turn jails into "schools" where al-Qaida passes on its violent ideology.
"It is a huge problem. The spread of jihadism has increased significantly as has the number of people being arrested," Rohan Gunaratna, a Singapore-based terrorism expert, said Thursday.
A top Jordanian judicial official said Wednesday's riots at three prisons showed that detained militants were likely using the Internet, mobile phones or visitors to pass messages.
"What happened in the prisons was very dangerous and we have to find out how the detainees coordinated with each other," said Judge Ali al-Dhmour, secretary-general of the Justice Ministry.