Sunday, October 22, 2006

Special Treatment?

I'm sure that this isn't a case of special treatment of Muslims in the eyes of the law. I mean, they're bound to not arrest people wanted for breaking the law during other religious festivals. Right? I mean, there were all those reports about Sikhs and Hindus not being arrested during Diwali...oh, nevermind.

Police in Manchester have been told not to arrest Muslims wanted on warrants at prayer times during Ramadan.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed it had asked detectives not to make planned arrests during those periods for reasons of religious sensitivity.

Sure, sensitivity. Nothing to do with fear of a violent backlash from the Muslim community at all.

Just being good little dhimmi coppers.

1 comment:

GMP said...

This issue has generated a lot of debate, but unfortunately much of it has been as a result of misinformation which has appeared in the media.

To clarify the actual situation, officers were never instructed not to make arrests. The month of Ramadan is an important time of the year for members of the Muslim community throughout the world. Officers were asked to be aware that this important religious festival is taking place and to ensure that they remain professional and respectful to member of the community when going about their duties.

This was unfortunately misinterpreted by some people, including certain elements of the media, which has resulted in some misunderstanding of the position. The primary objective of Greater Manchester Police is to fight crime and protect people and we will aim to continue to do so for all the people we serve, whatever their background.


GMP Press Office