Thursday, August 04, 2005

Naked Double Standard 

Police officers in London have been issued 18 guidelines to ensure heightened sensitivity should the need ever arise to raid an Islamic home. A few examples:

  • 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.
  • Advice should be sought before considering the use of cameras and camcorders due to the risk of capturing individuals, especially women, in inappropriate dress
Follow the link for the full list. I quoted just a few that struck me as particularly amusing in light of something I stumbled across later. While I'm in favor of police showing a certain respect and sensitivity to the dignity of others, police deserve at least the same in return, yes, even Israeli Border Police.

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