Monday, February 2, 2009

UK:Police Adopt Uniform Hijab


It is known that the Metro Police of the UK has numerous Al Qaeda members and supporters working for them. So instead of realizing the threat of having Muslims on their police force in the first place, they turn around and make a special uniform for Muslim women. Their goal is to bring in more Muslim officers.

Police adopt uniform hijab
Saturday, January 31, 2009, 09:30
Police have opened the door to female Muslim recruits by incorporating the hijab into the uniform.

The force has become the latest to approve a design for a headscarf suitable for officers on patrol.

Senior officers believe the lack of the option has deterred applications from the considerable number of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab.

The police hijab is plain black and made of a flame-retardant material.

Officers will be able to wear a standard police hat on top of it.

A small number of forces nationwide have taken a similar step, including Thames Valley and the Metropolitan police.

Superintendent Geoff Feavyour, who leads the Leicestershire Constabulary recruitment team, compared the development to the incorporation of the turban several years ago, which removed a barrier to the recruitment of male Sikhs.

The police's annual report for 2007/08 showed women made up about 23 per cent of the force's officers.

The number of officers from black and Asian communities stood at about six per cent – short of the 15 per cent target.

Mr Feavyour said: "Clearly, we want people from all walks of life to join the force and the fact we have the hijab available now shows our commitment to that. It's an extension to our uniform which will, hopefully, show people they are welcome.

"It is very important to us that the force reflects the community it serves."

The move has also been welcomed by officers, including the Leicestershire branch of the National Association of Muslim Police.

Sgt Yakub Ismail, chairman of the branch, said: "Leicestershire Constabulary is always understanding and supportive of the religious needs of its staff.

"It has always encouraged applicants from all communities and religious denominations.

"I firmly believe neighbourhood policing can only be truly achieved by having officers from within those neighbourhoods being part of the police family."

Sughra Ahmed, a research fellow at the Islamic Foundation, in Markfield, said: "Not every Muslim woman who wants to join the police would want to wear the hijab, but that choice is there now and that is a very important step.

"There may also be women who are already with the force who do not wear the scarf but choose to later. Again, this will be positive for them."

Sabrina Khan, a 19-year-old student from Evington, Leicester, said: "I don't wear the veil, but a lot of my family and friends do.

"I have seen Sikh officers wearing turbans and if I saw a female officer wearing the hijab, I would feel that the police respected the Muslim faith."

Osob Osman, an 18-year-old student from North Evington, said: "The hijab has had a lot of bad press during the past couple of years.

"This will give women more career opportunities and, hopefully, change people's attitudes to Muslim people."

Police spoke to community groups, including the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations, when they were developing the garment.

Suleman Nagdi, spokesman for the federation, said: "It's a wonderful move and it will help the police encompass a wider range of people in its recruitment."

Resham Singh Sandhu, chairman of the Sikh Welfare and Cultural Society and a trustee of Leicester Council of Faiths, said: "This is a positive step forward for religious people who want to serve the community as police officers."


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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

England downshifts into third gear, and mashes the gas pedal to the floor in it's obvious race to abandon both western civilization and free thought.

Londistan is here.

Hard to believe that these totally emaculated men at one time actually had the brass to stand up to the Nazis.

It's over for the U.K..

Anonymous said...

Can she move fast? where is her night-stick? Can someone who has been taught since birth that men
are superior to woman, that men control everything; can she---will she arrest a man? That's just the practical objections. And there''s all the non-assimilation
issues.Will she uphold her countries(UK) laws or Koranic law,
Sharia law which they are already have sworn to follow, to up-hold above all else. id

Tonto said...

Those little muz belles shouldn't have any trouble arresting any Brit girlie men. That's all they have left there isn't it?

Thorum said...

Islamization at its finest. The war is being lost without a fight........

me said...

I'm puzzled. Why would a muslim woman want a career of any sort? Isn't she supposed to stay at home doing the housework, and not go out of her front door unless accompanied by a male relative?

Christopher Logan said...

Welcome to the site Me.

tom said...

This is Tom, you all know of my writings about muslims; I am vehemantly against them!!!England is just the perfect example for what is happening to the western ideologies. People, you see it,;don't deny it, it is trying to get here. I am sorry I have to say this, but silence towards them is the only thing that will stop them from turning America into the worthless nation that England has now become. England, fuck your Queen. She and her kind have sold you out; To me, English are weak scumbags. You all can go to hell!!!!Tom

Anonymous said...

so a sikh wearing a turban on duty is normal but a woman covering her hear is not. a turban is like 7-8 inches high and has weight. a hijab is simply covering hair.

you guys need to re-educate urselves.

the prophet of islams 1st wife was a big shot merchant, richer than most men in the area . <- this is for that dude who said muslim woman should sit at home.
anyways

the storm is unstoppable. islam shall reign

Nathaniel said...

Hi,

It is an excellent post.

Police forces invite people from all streams of life, people from all religions to serve the society. To become a police officer one must come out of religious lines, racial lines to serve the society. People from minority communities joining security forces is welcome sign.