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Bizarre and Absurd – Britain Fights the War on Terror

August 4th, 2005 . by Matt

The new British police guidelines leaked to World Net Daily mean, among other things, that police have to take off their shoes when raiding a Muslim home or Mosque, and cannot interrupt prayers. This is so whacked out that I will keep my commentary short and just post the text.

Police officers in England’s Bedfordshire county have been told to take off their shoes and not interrupt anyone praying during raids of Muslim homes, according to leaked guidelines.

The 18-point guide, under development before the recent London bombing attacks, says “the Muslim community feels victimized 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 goes on –

“We take very seriously the culture surrounding all faiths and feel it is important to respect those beliefs, even while carrying out police business,” the spokesman explained. “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.”

The guidelines for police offers, according to the paper, include:

* Rapid entry needs to be the last resort and raids into Muslim houses are discouraged for a number of religious dignity reasons.

* Police should seek to avoid looking at unclad Muslim women and allow them an opportunity to dress and cover their heads.

* For reasons of dignity officers should seek to avoid entering occupied bedrooms and bathrooms even before dawn.

* 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 artifacts without permission. Where possible, Muslim officers in a state of ‘Wudhu’ (preparation before prayer) should be used for this purpose.

It is this kind of Politically Correct nonsense that got Britain into this problem in the first place. Are the British deliberately trying to lose? I cant understand it.

All this reminds me of the Eloi from ‘The Time Machine’ by H.G Wells. The British are the Eloi that mindlessly march to their destruction.

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The Eloi (British) live well but do not react when their fellow Eloi are hurt.

Morlocks that feast on the flesh of the Eloi. Why dont the Eloi deport them?

Seriously, this is beyond crazy. Are there any British readers that can explain this?

11 Responses to “Bizarre and Absurd – Britain Fights the War on Terror”

  1. comment number 1 by: eli

    Check out the “call to action” I just got from one of my communist friends:

    Two NY politicians have finally done it. Someone had to, eventually.

    Capitalizing on hysteria that seems to lurk in the hearts of those weak folks who must have been afraid of the dark as kids (and seemingly still are), and are too willing to give up freedom for security (can anyone give me a goosestep on that?), these political hacks have proposed racial profiling as an acceptable reaction to inchoate terrorist threats in NYC. For Dov Hikand, it dovetails with his backround as a Kahane Kai-type and with the constituency that supports his existence. Hey Dov, why not round ’em up and put them in cages ala The Siege? That way, just like in the movie, you could guarantee terrorist attacks.

    “They all look a certain way,” said Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat from Brooklyn. “It’s all very nice to be politically correct here, but we’re talking about terrorism.”

    Hikind said he planned to introduce legislation allowing police to racially profile (as if they don’t do it anyways… this is just so they can’t get in TROUBLE for it -J), and Republican City Councilman James Oddo said he intended to introduce a resolution in the City Council supporting the measure. Oddo said that his __emotional response__ to the the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack by Middle Eastern men in hijacked airplanes prompted him to publicly declare his support for Hikind’s statements. Good to know that he is so evolved as to allow animal reaction to guide his legislative initiatives (and at that, almost 4 years later.)

    However, the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution and Article I, Section 12 of the New York State Constitution protect individuals against unreasonable searches of their person or possessions. Further, it is illegal for police to target people for a search based on personal characteristics like race, ethnicity, or religion.

    It should be noted that the NYPD has come out against this wingnut racist idea.

    Please join me in contacting Rep. Hikind and noting our displeasure at his racist and reactionary politics.

    Why focus on Dov Hikind ratherthan Oddo? Because Oddo’s a Staten Island Republican band wagon jumper. And, besides, the New York City Council hasn’t the power to repeal state civil rights legislation. The focus should be on the state Assemblyman.

    One more word – be respectful and make sure that nothing you write (even if it is directed at a hateful racist) could ever be construed as a threat. The First Amendment isn’t worth much against accusations of being a domestic terrorist, so don’t push it.
    (I don’t feel like having to write a blog about what to do if the FBI or domestic counter terrorism taskforce come knocking!_

    Dov Hikind:
    [email protected] assembly.state.ny.us

    (you may want to cc: the Council on American-Islamic Relations in your correspondence
    [email protected])

    Peace and solidarity,


  2. comment number 2 by: eli

    This exact situation (police restrictions) happened in NY a number of years ago with dire consequences. The NYPD upper eschelon had made an agreement not to enter a mosque (Nation of Islam, not real muslims) without alerting the Imam first. Someone made a call to the police department saying that there was a burglary in the mosque and when the unwitting police officer showed up and entered the premises, they shot him to death. Then they accused HIM of violating the “agreement”. The police should not have ANY agreements or special policies for special-interest groups. Hell, why not make an agreement with the mafia that opera must be played before all raids?

  3. comment number 3 by: Malaclypse

    I like the metaphor of the Eloi and Morlocks… there’s definitely some truth to that.

    Granted, the Eloi never gave the Morlocks their arms and taught their great symbolic leader how to fight.

    Hmm, maybe the Eloi would have fared better if they had a nice ettiquete manual for when they tread into Morlock territory?

  4. comment number 4 by: randomcow

    Hmm, maybe the Eloi would have fared better if they had a nice ettiquete manual for when they tread into Morlock territory?

    The immigrants need ettiquete training when they come to the UK (or USA, Australia, etc). And so do their children, from the looks of it.


  5. comment number 5 by: Mithridates aka 데이빛

    I’m not going to get into the specifics of the situation, but:
    Do you suppose there’s a difference in the rate of crime and disorder in the British-patrolled south of Iraq due to their conduct with the people there compared to further north? Is it not remotely possible that the British have a better idea of what they’re doing having governed Palistine, gone into Afghanistan way back when, and on the whole have had way more experience with muslim populations than any other western country on the planet?

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