The whole idea of a uniform is…uniformity. The idea of a uniform is to show that the people wearing it are not acting as individuals, but as part of a common cause. This strikes against that, and as yet another concession to Islamic practices, is just part of the rapid Islamization of Britain.
Everywhere Western law and Islamic law conflict, it is America that must give way.
Uniforms within a police or military unit should not alter between one wearer and another: they are supposed to be uniform for good reason.
A police officer, like a soldier, should also only have one allegiance — period. Extraneous symbols of other leanings are divisive.
The armies of the British Empire had whole battalions wearing Sikh Turbans — great fighting men (as Rommel’s Afrika Korps soon discovered). To this day, the Gurkhas are an integral and much cherished part of the British Army. Accommodations made for these brave men evolved over hundreds of years for sound military reasons — not out of political expediency, as is the case with this new police uniform.
“Police force unveils more modest uniform for female Muslim officers with a looser tunic as part of a drive to recruit more recruits from ethnic minorities,” by Sebastian Murphy-Bates, Mailonline, September 17, 2018:
A police force has created a less revealing uniform for Muslim women which is ‘designed not to show the female form’.
West Yorkshire Police hopes that the looser fit will result in more ethnic minority recruits.
Many forces already allow female officers to wear the hijab, or headscarf, but the new uniform is believed to be a UK first.
Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: ‘For the last month we have been trialling a new uniform for women which is designed not to show the female form.
‘This was suggested by a Muslim female officer and was designed by our Clothing Manager in conjunction with the officer.
‘The tunic is a looser and longer fit, and has full sleeves. This has been well-received from officers in the force and we have now made further supplies of this uniform for other officers to trial it if they wish.
‘I hope this uniform will encourage people from underrepresented groups to consider a career in policing if they had previously been put off joining the force due to the uniform.
‘We are open to suggestions from all communities on how our uniform can be styled to better suit their needs.’
Pc Firzana Ahmed became the first to wear the new kit and says it has brought ‘positive feedback from the local community’ in Bradford.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel had quizzed police chiefs on Friday about what they were doing to boost the number of black and minority ethnic (BAME) recruits.
Chief Constable Dee Collins said for some women, concerns about the existing uniform’s design could be preventing them from signing up.
Panel member Roger Grasby said the force had seen some success in boosting the number of staff who were female, disabled or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) but ‘less so with BAME’….
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