Muslim Appeasement – A Prime Example

There are continual complaints in Britain about everybody from the government to law enforcement appeasing Muslims who live among us. While it is necessary to respect the religion of Muslim immigrants up to a point, there are times when people go overboard and this is a prime example.

Standard Police Entry Tactics

Standard Police Entry Tactics

The following is a copy of an e-mail that is currently going the rounds, and while it is accurate in some details, it gives a somewhat distorted view of the way in which Police handle house searches of Muslim suspects.

The e-mail:

THESE ARE INSTRUCTIONS HANDED OUT TO ALL OFFICERS AT C.I.D COURSES AND ANTI-TERRORISTS COURSES IN THE BEDFORDSHIRE FORCE/SERVICE

UK’s Bedfordshire Police’s rules regarding terrorists and dangerous criminals:

If they’re non-Muslim
* Consider the most opportune time of day to be able to arrest suspects with minimum resistance
* Apply all necessary force to enter the premises and arrest suspects accordingly.

If they’re Muslim:
* Community leaders must be consulted before raids into Muslim houses.
* Officers must not search occupied bedrooms and bathrooms before dawn.
* Use of police dogs will be considered serious desecration of the premises.
* Cameras and camcorders should not be used in case of capturing women in inappropriate dress.
* 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 take their shoes off before raiding a Muslim house.
* The reasons for pre-dawn raids on Muslim houses needs to be clear and transparent.
* Officers must not touch holy books or religious artefacts without permission.
* Muslim prisoners should be allowed to take additional clothing to the station.

I did some research into this affair and found a statement by the Bedfordshire Police that gave the true story. It shows that some points in the e-mail are accurate but there is much more to the story. These guidelines were issued by the National Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers.

THIS IS THE RESPONSE HANDED OUT BY THE BEDFORDSHIRE POLICE:

This message claims to contain a list of instructions given to police in Bedfordshire in the UK regarding police entry to Muslim households. The list provides information about how police should conduct themselves in Muslim households so that their activities do not offend the household’s residents with regard to their religious beliefs and customs. The protest message decries what it considers to be a continued appeasement of Muslim citizens in the UK and asks recipients to pass on the information so that other British residents will be aware of the issue.

As detailed in the Bedfordshire Police statement quoted below, there are strong similarities between many of the points listed in the protest message and the actual set of guidelines provided to police. That said, however, the following information should be noted:

  • The advice given to police about entry to Muslim households consists of guidelines only, not concrete instructions or ironclad rules as suggested in the message. The information given to police makes it clear that the guidelines “should not impinge on, or supersede the objectives of the police action”.

  • The guidelines used by Bedfordshire Police are derived from National Home Office / Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidelines. Thus, the guidelines were not created specifically by the Bedfordshire Police.

  • The Bedfordshire Police statement notes “that the same considerations and respect for faith and diversity are always applied no matter what the belief of the household, Muslim or otherwise.”

In March 2010, the Bedfordshire Police published the following statement on its website in response to an enquiry about the protest email from a member of the public:

Dear Member of the Public,

REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT Reference No F-2010-00207 With reference to your request for information received on 26th February 2010, I note you seek access to the following information:

The following is an item circulating on the internet which is self explanatory.

Will you please verify to the authenticity of it as true copy or otherwise, put out by the Bedfordshire Police for guidance of its officers.

I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published, and therefore in the public domain without caveat.

Police Raid A Muslim Home

Police Raid A Muslim Home

In response to your questions, I have today decided to release the information requested in full as I can see no harm to any individual, the community, the police service or other bodies. After considering whether releasing this information will affect the good order and functioning of community, government or other public service affairs, I believe it is in the public’s interest the information be released. The information lies within the arena of public safety and may provide common benefit to members of the community. Releasing this information will not identify any individual or compromise any court case, law enforcement or investigation.

With reference to your recent enquiry and in response to your question I can confirm the following: Response – The item you refer to is incorrect and is not ‘Bedfordshire Police’s rules regarding terrorists and dangerous criminals’ as the website claims.

Bedfordshire Police does have guidance for entering households which was derived from National Home Office / Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidelines. While the information on the website is not the same, there are some similarities to our guidance for some basic considerations when entering Muslim households, especially for pre-planned operations, which is summarised below:

  • Innocent occupants of a household such as women and children may be present and Police should never under-estimate the impact of any loss of their personal dignity. Muslim women may be more flexible in their choice of dress at home amongst family members than outside and police entry could contribute to a loss of dignity. Opportunity should be afforded for occupants to cover themselves sufficiently to comply with the etiquettes of “Hijab” if a non-family member is present – and that includes the head for women.

  • The same level of etiquette and respect should be observed in Muslim households as in a Muslim place of worship, such as a Mosque. Female officers must be available wherever practicable to deal with females and there should not be any cross gender contact by the officers.

  • Muslim prisoners should be allowed to take additional clothing to the station. All clothing needs to remain pure for prayer and the denial of appropriate clothing will be a very serious issue for the individual.

  • If possible, officers should not take shoes into the houses, especially in areas that might be kept pure for prayer purposes – nor should they step on any prayer mats etc. This might be difficult in some cases but needs to be seriously considered – plastic overshoes may be an option in some cases if the cleanliness/ purity of the overshoes can be maintained.

  • Non-Muslims are not allowed to touch Holy Books, Qurans, or religious artefacts without permission. In the current climate the justification for pre-dawn raids on Muslim houses needs to be clear and transparent.

  • The aftercare of those not detained must be considered. Sufficient arrangements should be made to offer alternative accommodation to those who are removed from their homes whilst lengthy searches are carried out. If they are not removed from the house they should be allowed some flexibility and privacy.

  • Deployment of family liaison officers should be considered to minimise the impact on the families and the local community.


This guidance is purely of an advisory manner and was written in 2005 at the time of the increased tensions following the 7/7 bombings and applies in the main to Counter Terrorism operations. It is made clear the advice should not impinge on, or supersede the objectives of the police action.

The same considerations and respect for faith and diversity are always applied no matter what the belief of the household, Muslim or otherwise.

While the above is supposed to ensure that Police do not infringe upon the religious rights of Muslim immigrants, it does show that the amount of consideration given to these people is way and above that given to non-Muslims.

If the Police go into a house or apartment of a non-Muslim the first the occupants know about it is the sound of the battering ram used by the Police to smash open the door.

Next they rush into every room, sometimes with guns waving and everyone is told to raise their hands. There is no consideration for the fact there may be women in the house, or even children, and they certainly don’t remove their boots. So I guess if you are a criminal, or wish to become one, converting is Islam is your best option for then you will have a chance to escape out the back door while the police are busy removing their boots at the front.

Integration

Integration

It is indeed sad to see so much appeasement of Muslim immigrants in Britain when even criminals get so much attention. I have often said that if these people wish to move to a western country they have to abide by our rules and respect our culture. But this is not the case when government and others are making such strenuous efforts not to upset them.

In a recent development, publisher Oxford University Press was criticised by politicians for advising UK writers not to include pigs or sausages in books they wrote for children that would be sold overseas. In the Oxford Press’s view this would upset Muslims and Jews. A recent report indicated that some lunatic suggested that children’s piggy banks should be banned because it would upset Muslims.

A Shameful And Disgusting Statement  From Our Prime MInister

A Shameful And Disgusting Statement From Our Prime MInister

I am at a stage when I despair at the way the British people are bending over backwards to satisfy these people and not offend them in any way. We should be standing up for our own way of life, traditions and culture and the message should be, if you cannot adapt to the British way of life there are other parts of the world where you can settle.

We were once a proud race with a history that was the envy of the world, but now we are slowly digging our own graves, and within maybe twenty years or so our culture and way of life will be a thing of the past. Sad to say, but the same is happening throughout many European countries, and even in America but at a much slower rate.

Is This Your Grand-Children In Years To Come?

Is This Your Grand-Children In Years To Come?

To tell the honest truth, I am just glad I will not live long enough to see the end of European culture, or in the event that the people finally wake up, the civil wars on the streets predicted by Enoch Powell so long ago.

Roy.

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