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Be extra nice to Muslims in case you upset them - official advice.

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POLICE have been told to take their shoes off and not use sniffer dogs when raiding Muslim homes.

An 18-point guide issued by Bedfordshire Police lists dos and don'ts when dealing with Muslims who are suspected of terrorist or drugs offences.

The guidelines state that 'the Muslim community feels victimised and suspicious of counter terrorist police operations and in the current climate a search at a British Muslim household has the potential to become a critical incident and come under intense scrutiny'.

It then lists 18 points police officers should note.

These include:

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

Police should seek to avoid looking at unclad Muslim women and allow them an opportunity to dress and cover their heads.

For reasons of dignity officers should seek to avoid entering occupied bedrooms and bathrooms even before dawn.

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.

Advice should be sought before considering the use of cameras and camcorders due to the risk of capturing individuals, especially women, in inappropriate dress.

Muslim prisoners should be allowed to take additional clothing to the station.

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

Officers should not take shoes into the houses, especially in areas that might be kept pure for prayer purposes.

In the current climate the justification for pre-dawn raids on Muslim houses needs to be clear and transparent.

Non-Muslims are not allowed to touch holy books, Qurans or religious artefacts without permission. Where possible, Muslim officers in a state of 'Wudhu' (preparation before prayer) should be used for this purpose.

Comments

So terrorists are going to be leaving pieces of lego, and / or drawing pins by the front door? That'll give 'em a few extra seconds!

hahahaha legos

This depresses me greatly. Another nail in the coffin of a once proud and great nation. However, as the UK is not yet officially a muslim nation, then NO special treatment should be given to them or anyone else.

So, some Muslim who doesn't actually care about Islam could hollow out a Quran and fill it with contraband and the police wouldn't find it because they can't touch the book. That's fabulous.

Why even bother hunting down the terrorists?

No we have to employ muslims who are "clean" unlike british whiteys etc. to examine the terrorist manual called the koran.

Pause for silent prayer of thanks. I left Bedfordshire sixteen years ago and if this is the standard of the policing there nowadays I have no desire to return.

As an alternative to the limp wristed approach offered by the Bedfordshire Constabulary I offer the following.

1) Take one of the larger products from Mr Caterpillar's excellent range of earthmoving machinery.

www.transfamur.es/ maquinaria/D10N.htm

2) Tart it up to look like something from a Mad Max movie:

www.scm.co.jp/other/ kodawari/series_04.html

3) Park it on Mr al-Suspect's front lawn and tell him he's got thirty seconds to get out of the house.

4) Conduct detailed search of premesis using aforementioned example of earthmoving kit.

Not quite as sensitive I'll admit, but certainly more visually impressive.

RM

I'd suggest all dealers, petty crims etc should find a new faith in islam, unless in this case your ability to be a muslim is based on colour?

Allow them the opportunity to finish a prayer before they self detonate perhaps? The obvious answer is for the diversity officer to be first through the door.
A friend of mine involved in the recent raid in east sussex (guys who were planning a huge truck bomb)says they were told pretty much the same thing. However, having blown off the hinges with solid slugs from a pump action and sledge hammered the door off they clean forgot to take their shoes off. Operational discretion.

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