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About a month ago I wrote about the efforts of the Toronto Police to recruit hijab-wearing Muslimas. Despite the outrage of the ordinary people and a few media outlets, it doesn’t seem like the police have figured out how absurd the idea is. One of my regular readers, “The Lone Ranger”, expressed his opinon about the issue. As it frequently happens, many more people hold the same views (although they often don’t have the time or the courage to write it down).
That’s why I think it is good to have The Lone Ranger’s opinion quoted in its entirity:
OK, I’m going to be controversial here. The slide in policing standards began when they accepted homosexual officers. Political correctness and moral relativism has caused enormous damage in almost all Western societies over the past 25 years. A little later, sprinkle in a large helping of multiculturalism and social engineering to the brew and you end up with an explosive concoction. The very idea of Muslim veiled women walking around Toronto in police uniforms and with high caliber Glock semi-automatic pistols strapped to their hips is a nightmare waiting to become a reality.
Will these Muslim female officers have to police the annual gay pride deviants fest? What will they do when they encounter naked homosexual men and lesbian women on the streets? Or will they be assigned desk duties during gay pride month so as not to be offended by the sight of naked adults on our streets? Will they be excused duties to attend Ramadan, while Christian officers are obliged to work through Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving? Will they be given sick leave when their husbands beat them black and blue as all “good” Muslim men are supposed to do when their spouses step out of line?
I can see nothing but trouble here. This experiment with Muslim & Sikh officers in the UK police has already floundered badly due to the enormous cultural and religious differences. Indeed, the created of separate ethnic police forces within police forces will ultimately lead to the destruction of any cohesion within the rank and structure of our city police services, and the break up of our society along religious and cultural lines.
” “Police in London already give victims the right to ask for a Sikh officer to be involved in an investigation, but the scheme could be introduced for other religions elsewhere.
Chief Supt Joanna Young, from the Met’s Criminal Justice Policy Unit, said: “If it’s a success, I would encourage the other (police) associations to do likewise.”
The project is intended to help investigate “honour” killings and forced marriages but Metropolitan Police Federation chairman Peter Smyth said: “We’re stretched thin enough already. Are Sikh officers going to have their rotas changed so there’s always one on duty?
“It’s political correctness gone mad. We talking about the creation of a separate force within a force.”
But Palbinder Singh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Sikh Association, said: “I don’t believe a white officer is ever going to be fully conversant with a Sikh.”
And this from Jihad Watch:
“You remember when far-right extremists blew up those bombs in London on July 7, 2005. This “rebellion” should induce authorities to wonder which side these Muslim police are really on. But it won’t. “Muslim police say Islam not to blame for terror attacks,” by Robert Winnett in the Telegraph, January 20 (thanks to Pamela):
Muslim police officers have rebelled openly against the Government’s anti-terrorism strategy, warning that it is an “affront to British values” which threatens to trigger ethnic unrest. The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) claimed that ministers were wrong to blame Islam for being the “driver” behind recent terrorist attacks. Far-Right extremists were a more dangerous threat to national security, it said.
The officers told MPs that Muslims were being “stigmatised” by the Government’s attempts to tackle terrorism, which was adding to “hatred” against entire communities.
In the official intervention, the association said the Government’s anti-terrorism policies could not “continue unchecked”.
The comments, made in a seven-page memorandum to a parliamentary committee investigating extremism, are embarrassing for Gordon Brown. They indicated that Muslim officers may be reluctant to take part in “hearts and minds” anti-terrorism campaigns.
The organisation, which represents more than 2,000 officers, was previously publicly backed by Mr Brown. The Prime Minister said the association was crucial to bridge the historic divide between Muslims and the police….
In an analysis of the Prevent strategy, which is a set of policies designed to stop radicalisation, the organisation claimed: “The strategies of Prevent were historically focused on so-called Islamist extremism.
“This has subjected the biggest black and ethnic minority community, and second biggest faith group, in an unprecedented manner, stigmatising them in the process.
“Never before has a community been mapped in [such] a manner … it is frustrating to see this in a country that is a real pillar and example of freedom of expression and choice.
“Our British system is a model for the world to follow, yet we have embarked on a journey that has put this very core of British values under real threat.”
The association warned there were “echoes” of the racism of the 1970s and 1980s which led to inner city riots. “We appear to have ignored the lessons learnt from these dark days,” the officers said….
The Muslim officers believe the Government is wrong to blame Islam as the main driver of terrorist activity.
Research by “those convicted of terrorism acts shows Islam was not, and is not, a real driver but all our strategy seem to focus on is this un-evidenced view of Islam being the driver,” they said. The Government said that confronting Islamic terrorism was one of the key priorities of the anti-radicalisation strategy. Last night, the Foreign Office admitted that funding for counter-terrorism policies in Pakistan had been cut….”
The Lone Ranger