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Islamic inmates at a maximum security Midland jail have handed in their cell TVs – because they do not want to watch the 'distracting' X Factor.

Crooks including terror suspects at HMP Long Lartin say they would rather spend more time on religious study than watch the raucous talent show, judged by Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Danni Minogue and Louis Walsh.

Islamic inmate Abu Dira wrote to lag magazine Inside Time about the X Factor protest at the Worcestershire jail.

He said: "Many Muslims in Long Lartin have handed back their televisions, as they are viewed as nothing more than a distraction to religious study.


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