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Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Annie
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    anyone else been following? Links at site:

    http://ussneverdock.blogspot.com/2006/10/uk-embassy-row-muslim-officers-terror.html

    London related:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/web...uslim-_He_Shouldnt_Be_Allowed_to_Comment&only

    and another:

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23369687-details/Race+clashes+hit+Windsor/article.do

    On the muslim officer:

    http://www.itv.com/news/ccf261559b5b141cc9b5dc73fefdb0e3.html

     
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    Hardly worthy of the thread title IMO. Note, one of the pieces you bolded said the officer had Muslim AND Christian relatives in Lebanon. Also why bold/red the fact there is a Muslim police association? Most cosmopolitian police forces in the world have associations that cater for minorities. Nothing new there. What is of import is:
    1) Is this police officer a supporter of terrorism
    2) Is his stance ethical/allowable and does it interfere with his duties and/or change the dynamic of how a police for is run (in that, can a police officer who has a personal opinion about a certain group or people be allowed to call the shots regarding who they are willing to serve?)
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't want to deal with police in such a nuanced manner.
     
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    I agree. Certainly opens up a can of worms...
     
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    Thank you for that. It's no different than a policeman that said, 'I can't protect the ACLU because they defend n******. Excuse me? What the f*** are you doing being a policeman?

    I'm not saying that they are equivalent, they are not, but it's the principle.
     
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    I agree. Either you are a cop, or you are not.
     
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    Yup, should uphold laws, whether you agree with or not. Same with protection. Of course, in the West, one has the right to vote/support those whom one agrees with.
     

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