Skip to comments.Cops Keep the Faith [Muslim/UK]
Posted on 07/31/2005 10:21:57 AM PDT by boadecelia
Cops keep the faith
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, which were reissued last week, 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.
Rapid entry needs to be the last resort and raids into Muslim houses are discouraged for religious dignity reasons.
Police should seek to avoid looking at unclad Muslim women and allow them to dress and cover their heads.
For reasons of dignity officers should seek to avoid entering occupied bedrooms and bathrooms.
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' should be used for this purpose.
A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: "The guidelines are regularly issued to all staff as a reminder of the force protocol when entering a Muslim household.
"We take very seriously the culture surrounding all faiths and feel it is important to respect those beliefs, even while carrying out police business.
"We would like to reassure all communities that any current or perceived tensions, which might be heightened as a result of recent events, will not affect how police deal with Muslims or anyone else."
Zafar Khan, chairman of Luton Council of Faiths, said: "Guidelines on how to deal and interact with the community in all faiths should be welcomed."
dip em in dog urine I say
I'm gonna go to England and create my own religion where it states that I cant be arrested and can not be held accountable for any deed I may or may not do.
Sorry, that "religion" has already been invented. It's called "liberaism."
Can I get the same "respect" from a police officer if he chooses to search my home?
"Don't go in the bedroom, until I've cleaned up the place!"?
Some citizens are more equal than others, I guess.
Would the police show this much deference to Catholics in their churches or Orthodox Jews on the Sabbath? Didn't think so.
It is obvious that the Brits are not really taking this terror thing seriously, are they?
Make no mistake about it. This list won't stop with 18. Soon, there'll be a longer list.
And another...and another...and another...
Maybe this is Osama/Zarqawi's Master Plan: why spend any effort to conquer the West by force when you've got p.c. idiots willing to force the West into voluntary submission?
Pigs are used to hunt for truffles, surely they could be trained to search for explosives. Maybe the police could use a sniffer pig and leave the dogs outside.
ol' hoghead : )
Why should the "religion of pieces" receive preferential treatment?
This just proves to islamofascists that the Brits are well on the way to full blown Dhimmi status.
I would quit the police force before being told to treat likely miscreants like this. On the other hand, if they came into my house (not being muslim) wearing shoes and handled anything I consider holy, I would sue there tush off for discrimination.
Islam is a cult. The quicker we begin dealing with that, the safer we will all be.
Lest but not forgotten, British police now have to kiss Muslim arse end.
I'll bet those cute little Vietnamese pot bellied pigs would make great drug and bomb sniffers.
Just what you need when doing a raid, to catch one in the hat while removing your shoes before entry.
They should just surrender.
That pesky list of 18 could be easily reduced to 1 by making a simple phone call to the residence prior to arriving. Perhaps also contacting the local imam ahead of time to let him know of their intended visit.
There.. They make things so complicated.
Yup. Check my sigline.
This is classic proof of the idiotic mindset that now holds most of the world captive. Here we have police instructions for raiding a suspected criminal's home that prevent the police from touching numerous things, from going into certain rooms, indeed even from LOOKING in certain directions, all lest someone be OFFENDED. And of course it's necessary to leave one of their most effective tools (dogs) outside.
Can you IMAGINE a Christian trying to claim 1/1000th of this kind of respect if they were accused of something and police were entering their home?
"A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said"
What I don't see listed are names from the Police Dept.
Is this for real or is this news paper more like the Onion or Enquirer?
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