The UK might have left the EU, but it’s still full of jackass public officials……
The idea of it is so ludicrus on its face that I though it first being ”An Onion” story, but it’s not. If I told you 15- 20 years ago that such a thing would even been considered, you would have laughed at me.
NOTE: They should quickly fire this jackass before any of his rot takes further root.
Police force is planning to let Muslim officers wear full BURKAS to attract more ‘ethnic female minority officers and boost diversity’
At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson (pictured), said he would consider making the burka part of the uniform
- West Midlands Police has said it will discuss allowing burkas to be worn
- It is trying to increase the number of black and minority ethnic officers
- The burka is a traditional Islamic dress which covers the face and body
West Midlands Police will discuss allowing the burka (stock photo) – which covers the entirety of a woman’s face and body – to become part of the uniform
One of the largest police force’s in the UK is considering letting Muslim officers wear burkas in an attempt to boost diversity.
West Midlands Police has said it will discuss letting the traditional Islamic dress – which covers the entirety of a woman’s face and body – to become part of Muslim female officers’ uniform.
At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson, said he would consider employing staff who wear a burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.
The force has already approved hijab-wearing officers and currently allows Sikhs to replace their helmet with a turban.
The hijab – a headscarf covering the head and neck but leaving the face clear – was approved after being requested by a number of Muslim women.
The Metropolitan Police introduced it a decade ago and the hijab is now successfully integrated into several forces across the UK – most recently in Scotland.
Currently no serving officers wear the burka – which leaves the eyes barely visible – but it is hoped the move would encourage more BME recruits.
Speaking after a meeting last Thursday, Chief Constable Thompson said: ‘We would need to consider our own rules and cultural sensitivity.
‘Clearly we don’t have any barriers relating to the burka.
‘As it stands we have not had any approaches from potential recruits asking to wear the burka, but if such an approach was made it is something we would have to consider.’