Bedfordshire Police Rules Regarding Muslims-An Insight

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About Bedfordshire Police Rules Regarding Muslims


Bedfordshire Police Rules Regarding Muslims – an investigation


The following quotation is significant enough that I want to capture it here for further investigations. The reply from Bedfordshire Police on March 19, 2010 (below) provides sufficient clarification to the whole subject.


Protest message About Bedfordshire Police Rules regarding Muslims

Outline
Circulating message claims to list instructions given to the Bedfordshire Police regarding police entry to Muslim households.

Subject: Fw: Police Instructions – Bedfordshire Police — IMPORTANT!

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.

With this continuing appeasement, no wonder it’s now predicted that Britain will become an Islamic state by 2070. (Time to think about your children.)

Subject: Fw: Police Instructions – Bedfordshire Police — IMPORTANT!

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.

With this continuing appeasement, no wonder it’s now predicted that Britain will become an Islamic state by 2070. (Time to think about your children.)

REFERENCES

Bedfordshire Police Response

Last updated: 7th January 2011
First published: 7th January 2011
Article written by Brett M. Christensen

Bedfordshire Police

*19 March 2010

Our Ref: 2010/00207

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.

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.

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