Outside the fact that it’s completely hypocritical, the garment worn becomes a means for a perp to twist the neck of the arresting officer.
It’s a safety risk. If a woman is so devoutly driven to don the headscarf, meaning that she’s ‘sharia complaint’, how can she square the fact that she’ll be forced to handle men not from her own family, let alone shake hands with them? This is pure nonsense.
Canada split over hijab-style Muslim police uniform
City authorities in Edmonton, Alberta, have unveiled a new hijab-style headscarf as part of its police uniform for Muslim women officers. Not all Canadian provinces, notably French-speaking Quebec, want to follow suit.
Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this weekend unveiled official hijab-style headscarvesapproved for use by female Muslim officers, in a move that has revealed a growing split in attitudes towards the wearing of religious symbols across the country.
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said in a press release that the the hijab-style headscarf, which covers the hair and neck but not the face, was designed to “reflect the changing diversity in the community, and to facilitate the growing interest in policing careers from Edmonton’s Muslim community”.