‘No Shoes Allowed’ in Terrorist Captures

WorldNetDaily.com, Aug. 2

Police officers in England’s Bedfordshire county have been told to take off their shoes and not interrupt anyone praying during raids of Muslim homes, according to leaked guidelines.

The 18-point guide, under development before the recent London bombing attacks, says “the Muslim community feels victimized and suspicious of counter terrorist police operations and in the current climate a search at a British Muslim household has the potential to become a critical incident and come under intense scrutiny.”


The guidelines for police offers, according to the paper, include:

  • Rapid entry needs to be the last resort and raids into Muslim houses are discouraged for a number of religious dignity reasons.
  • 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.
  • Use of police dogs will be considered serious desecration of the premises and may necessitate extensive cleaning of the house and disposal of household items.
  • Advice should be sought before considering the use of cameras and camcorders due to the risk of capturing individuals, especially women, in inappropriate dress.
  • Muslim prisoners should be allowed to take additional clothing to the station.
  • If people are praying at home officers should stand aside and not disrupt the prayer. They should be allowed the opportunity to finish.
  • Officers should not take shoes into the houses, especially in areas that might be kept pure for prayer purposes.
  • In the current climate the justification for pre-dawn raids on Muslim houses needs to be clear and transparent.
  • Non-Muslims are not allowed to touch holy books, Qurans or religious artifacts without permission. Where possible, Muslim officers in a state of ‘Wudhu’ (preparation before prayer) should be used for this purpose.


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