Prisoners convert to Islam to protest lack of halal food

A dietary conflict at the Ringerike prison in Norway has provoked many prisoners to convert to Islam. The conversion is a demonstration of sympathy with Muslim inmates after authorities refused to supply halal meat during Ramadan. An anonymous inmate told the NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) that the support of their fellow inmates may have occurred due to their hearing of the message of Islam, rather than as an act of protest.