Sunday, October 22, 2006

Finally, some common sense from Muslims

I've just read this report on the BBC.

An Islamic youth organisation has condemned as "lunacy" police advice not to execute arrest warrants against Muslims at prayer times during Ramadan.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) asked detectives not to make planned arrests for reasons of religious sensitivity.

But Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said: "It's stupid, lunacy, that police could even consider not arresting Muslims during Ramadan."

GMP said its advice was a "request for sensitivity" and not a ban on arrests.

Good to see something sensible coming out of the muslim community but what the hell are those right on idiots at GMP thinking? Someone should be fired for this moronic decision.

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