Tuesday, August 11, 2009

MOA to NYPD, Take off Shoes Upon Entering Mosques

Once again we see Muslims telling non-Muslims what needs to be done to cater to Islam.
This article leaves me with a couple of questions.
1.Are the officers supposed to stop and take off their shoes if they are chasing a suspect and he or she runs into a Mosque?
2.How long will it be until all female officers are required to wear headscarves when they are entering a Mosque? Which is required in parts of the UK.

NYPD Reaches Out to Muslim Community Ahead of Ramadan
by Bob Hennelly

NEW YORK, NY August 11, 2009 —The NYPD is preparing for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by keeping the lines of communication open with the Muslim community, including some of its own officers. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: This year, as in years past, the NYPD is offering the City's Muslim congregations additional support and protection during their month-long period of fasting and prayer.

Detective Ahmed Nasser leads the NYPD's Muslim Officers Association. He says the additional training non-Muslim officers get, can help them establish a better relationship with the neighborhoods they patrol.

NASSER: We tell officers that you have to be mindful that when you enter a house of worship, Muslims do kneel and bow and put their head on the floor, so it is required that you remove your shoes out of respect.

REPORTER: The NYPD held a seminar with Muslim community leaders yesterday, to discuss security during Ramadan, which is August 22nd through September 19th. For WNYC I am Bob Hennelly.

Link to Article


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