Skip to comments.Police wear solidarity ribbons [solidarity with Muslims in the UK]
Posted on 08/11/2005 7:23:32 PM PDT by saquin
A POLICE chief has ordered his force to wear green ribbons to show solidarity with Muslims who fear persecution after the bomb attacks in London. Steve Green, the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire, wants the public as well as his 4,000 officers to wear the Good Faith Ribbons and has bought 20,000 for £2,000. Announcing the campaign, which starts today, Mr Green told his officers that they have a duty of care to everyone in the community. Mr Green said: One thing that became apparent very quickly after the London bombings was the very real sense of isolation felt by Muslims and other minority faiths.
The chief constable, whose force came under fierce criticism this year over claims that it was failing to control crime, said: People have spoken to me of being stared at, of being pointed at and of feeling excluded when simply walking in the street. Women speak of being too frightened to go shopping and having to send their husbands instead. People are quite simply being held hostage by fear.
At the same time, Mr Green said, ordinary people have asked me how they can show their support for Muslims; how they can demonstrate that not everyone is prejudiced or bigoted. Wearing one of these ribbons overcomes that problem because it is a highly visual demonstration of solidarity with the Muslim community.
Musharraf Hussain, imam of Nottinghams largest mosque and a senior member of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: I think it is a fantastic idea and one that will reassure Muslims of the fact that they have many, many friends.
Or solidarity with the Irish?
Thats sweet, I feel better now.
I am freaking speechless. This is like concentration camp victims in Dachau and Auschwitz wearing ribbons to express solidarity with the Nazis who were being bombed in Dresden.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, this guy is the Sheriff of Nottingham?
The chief constable, whose force came under fierce criticism this year over claims that it was failing to control crime,
Funny how things come full circle, isn't it?
Hey Chief...I'm not buying this crap, you puke.
Yeah, right, the Hindus don't want a little Muslim crackdown.
Earlier this week, and not for the first time, Nottingham was vilified as the gun crime capital of the UK, the most violent place in Britain and Assassination City. Nottingham is none of these things and Nottingham does not deserve this reputation. Nottingham does have crime problems, just like many other cities in this country and no one is denying that some of these problems are extremely serious and challenging.It sounds like Detroit without the charm.
What's the city like?
Yep, It's all about not hurting people's feelings! This is the island nation that colonized half the planet???? In a few hundred years, no one will believe it.
The Sheriff has gone mad and the people are in danger!
Now where's that red ribbon?
I'm afraid I would have to tell the "chief" what he can do with his goofy "solidarity ribbon."
I think I'm going to throw up.
If it must be something green, how about this, applied to a tender part of the Jihadi?
" this guy is the Sheriff of Nottingham?"
Yes, and we need Robin Hood to stand up for the common people while Richard the Lion-hearted is off in the Holy Land fighting in the Crusades.
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