Where Is This Officer’s Loyalty?

Do police in the UK have to take an oath to uphold the law?

A Muslim police officer who asked to be excused from guarding the Israeli embassy was married by the radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
Pc Alexander Omar-Basha’s father-in-law is related to Bakri, who performed an Islamic ceremony at the family home in north London.
…Scotland Yard said yesterday that Pc Omar-Basha, a member of the Metropolitan Police armed Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG), had been allowed to absent himself from armed patrols outside the Israeli embassy after expressing concerns about the effect it might have on the safety of his relatives in Lebanon during Israel’s military campaign in August.
The decision provoked a debate about political correctness in the police force and drew accusations that Muslim officers were being treated differently to others.

This is complete and total bullshit. He should be fired. Will they allow any muslims who work for the fire department to ‘absent themselves’ from any fires at synagogues or AIDS clinics?
This is a perfect example of the Balkanization that is creeping in to the West as a result of all this pandering to sensibilities. The law is the law, and it applies to everyone equally. Freedom of speech and thought can not be abridged because someone might feel offended.
Lots more on this here.

4 Responses to “Where Is This Officer’s Loyalty?”

  1. Tappy tappy tap-dancing with the stars…

    The Deputy Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Paul Stephenson, said in a statement that impartial policing was “non-negotiable”, addding that upon joining the police, “officers swear an oath of attestation, which says that they serve ‘without fear or favour’. If on this or any other occasion that principle has been broken it would be wholly improper.”

    However, he added: “At the height of the Israeli/Lebanon conflict in August this year, the officer (Pc Omar-Basha) made his managers aware of his personal concerns which included that he had Lebanese family members. “Whilst the Israeli Embassy is not his normal posting, in view of the possibility that he could be deployed there, a risk assessment was undertaken, which is normal practice. It was as a result of this risk assessment – and not because of the officer’s personal views, whatever they might have been – that the decision was taken temporarily not to deploy him to the Embassy. This is not about political correctness. This decision was taken on the basis of risk and safety.

    “…risk and safety”?? Maybe in the interest of safety they should have FIRED his a$$.

  2. Steve says:

    Maybe he can be the liaison when the PD holds meetings with the Muslim community to get permission for terror raids.

  3. Britains Descent Into Dhimmitude

    There?s this ?
    Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair has ordered an inquiry after a Muslim constable was excused from guarding the Israeli embassy in London.

  4. Firehand says:

    Remember that FBI agent who wouldn’t wear a wire because “one muslim does not tape another”? And got promoted because they were so scared bleepless of looking ‘insensitive’?

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