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Monday, 7 July 2008

No, it is not the first of April!

I was going to say, "You'll never believe this." But, in light of recent events, you will.

Taxpayers' money is now going to be spent, it seems, on pretty little bootees for police sniffer dogs. And you don't need to guess who's insisting on that requirement. Guidelines are being drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) urging awareness of religious sensitivities.

If a Muslim objects when police wish to enter his or her home, officers will have to use sniffer dogs only in exceptional cases. Even then, the proud pooch will have to put on a pair of bootees with rubber soles (no matter what the emergency, we assume).

"We are trying to ensure that police forces are aware of sensitivities that people can have with the dogs to make sure they are not going against any religious or cultural element within people’s homes," says Islam-appeasing ACPO. "It is being addressed and forces are working towards doing it."

And I thought I'd seen it all.

1 comment:

Baal's Bum said...

If they are so bothered about being offended by dogs searching their home then they should not offend our sensibilities by conducting terrorist missions.
Or are we going to see someone whose house was not searched properly for fear of offending their delicate natures going on to conduct a mass bombing campaign resulting in many casualties.
This is Great Britain, how can we be great if we cow tow to every tom dick and mustafa when they say we cant be British on our native soil