Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Integration or Differentiation?

Bedfordshire Police have introduced guidelines to follow if they ever need to raid a Muslim house. How do they know when to apply them without using racial / religious profiling!?!

  • "Rapid entry needs to be the last resort and raids into Muslim houses are discouraged for a number of religious dignity reasons."

  • "Officers should not take shoes into the houses."

  • "Use of police dogs will be considered serious desecration of the premises and may necessitate extensive cleaning of the house and disposal of household items."

  • "If people are praying at home, officers should stand aside and not disrupt the prayer. They should be allowed the opportunity to finish."

  • Courtesy of Laban Tall and DumbJon.


    Wat Tyler said...

    Frankly this scares me.

    When can we get back to having real police?

    Snafu said...

    Wat, I can almost imagine the Police ringing the doorbell, taking their shoes off and waiting for a reply before raiding the house!!

    Will they say "thanks for having us" as they leave!?!