Thursday, January 21, 2010

Association of Muslim Police Officers and Professor David Nutt

Professor David Nutt was fired as a government adviser in October 2009 for saying ecstacy and cannabis were less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco. He was sacked, accused of trying to change government policy.

The National Association of Muslim Police claim now that ministers are wrong to blame Islam for being the “driver” behind recent terrorist attacks. They attacked the government's anti-terror strategy as encouraging hatred of Muslims.

I look forward to hearing that members of the NAMP have been sacked for trying to change government policy.

Here is the welcome message on the NAMP website:

Welcome to the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) website.

NAMP is an active and influential national support group, it was set up to represent the interest of Muslim officers and staff within the police service.

Modern Policing is a rewarding profession that offers a range of challenges from front line policing by uniformed officers and Police Community Support Officers to support staff working behind the scenes in departments such as IT and the Air Support Unit.

Our mission statement:

“Muslims making a Difference to Policing”

That doesn't sound impartial to me so, if arrested am I likely to be treated impartially if collared by a member of the NAMP?

When he founded the modern police service one of Peel's most memorable principles was, "the police are the public, and the public are the police." No longer it seems, the police now represent their own "communities".

What a sad state of affairs.

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