Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Re-imprisonment of Omar Khayam

I trust that Bedfordshire police officers followed their special Islamic guidelines when re-arresting the fake suicide bomber and drug dealer Omar Khayam:
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.


(Cartoon from the Police Federation magazine)

Laban examines Khayam's sudden repentance over at UK Commentators.

2 Comments:

Anonymous TAoL said...

There has to be a comedy sketch in there somewhere. A 'sensitive' Inspector Knacker and his 'sensitive' men raiding a mosque? Imagine the Sweaty Coppers from The Fast Show trying to pull this sort of stunt.

Lawks. can you imagine such a thing happening in The Sweeney?

PS: my hero and mentor (though he doesn't know he is my mentor) Richard North has name-checked you! Good work, 'fella' (or 'fellerette').

12:36 am  
Blogger DFH said...

There has to be a comedy sketch in there somewhere.

I don't think we'll being seeing it on our TV screens any time soon. Over the past week the leftie comedy mafia has shown its true colours - yellow with hints of more yellow.

I agree re. Richard North - top man.

11:47 am  

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