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Monday, 30 June 2008
Jacqui Smith pressured to intervene in police (Muslim) race row
Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is being pressured to intervene in a race row after chief constables were accused of ignoring an inquiry into discrimination against Muslim officers.
It was conducted jointly by the National Association of Muslim Police and the think-tank Demos, and questioned the 43 police forces in England and Wales on the promotional prospects, rank and number of Muslim and black officers employed.
After only 23 forces responded, the president of the association, Zaheer Ahmad, urged the Home Secretary to order a "critical review" of racism in the police.
In a letter written to Miss Smith and all chief constables, he said: "Why were some forces unable or unwilling to co-operate, while others completed in full and on time? Why did some forces refuse to complete on grounds of the pretext of the Data Protection Act, (that’s actually a valid concern; an officer's promotion prospects are supposed to be confidential; his or her religious beliefs are personal as well) while others said they did not have the time to take part?
"If the police are serious about ensuring that Muslim officers are able to rise through the ranks at the same speed as their fellow white officers, and ensuring that Muslims are deployed to counter-terrorism duties at a time of heightened national security, we must have reliable data to track progress and measure success." The audit includes figures which show that Muslim officers were almost "entirely absent" from specialist operations, such as counter-terrorism.
I understand that in certain specific cases a Muslim officer's affiliation to a particular mosque or iman has resulted in that officer not receiving sufficient higher security clearance. In my opinion all police officers should be cleared to that standard, not just the specialists.
Tarique Ghaffur, Britain's most senior Muslim officer, (who) is planning to sue for alleged discrimination. Mr Ghaffur has compiled a dossier of at least 30 allegations of discrimination and political in-fighting at the top of the Metropolitan police and the Home Office. Meanwhile, Simon Humphrey, the recently retired chairman of the Met's Superintendents' Association, has criticised three senior Asian officers: Mr Ghaffur, Ali Dizaei, the president of the National Black Police Association who backed his complaint, and Commander Shabir Hussain, who launched a discrimination claim last week.
"Sir Ian had been extremely fair and consistent in his approach towards diversity. The people I do criticise are those three who have benefited from positive action and have been elevated through the ranks," he said.
As I (and I am not alone) keep saying Islam is not a race. It is an ideology. Zaheer Ahmed is concerned about the progress of Muslim officers against white officers thus defining his Muslim protégées as non white. How are non white Christian officers faring? Hindu and Sikhs?
Membership of some ideologies is banned in the police, eg racism as evidenced by membership of the BNP.
Posted on 06/30/2008 6:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
30 Jun 2008
Hugh Fitzgerald

"The people I do criticise are those three who have benefited from positive action and have been elevated through the ranks."

What this statement by Simon Humphrey means is that the three Muslim officers in question who are now suing the police have been the beneficiaries of an Affirmative Action policy -- always morally unacceptable, and in this case foolish and even dangerous. The very idea that one would wish to encourage Muslims, to promote them throughout the police, to have them rise high and discover, from the inside, police methods, and policies, when by their mere presence they will inhibit discussion, limit discussion of measures that might need to be taken, and be a permanent nightmarish security threat to the police, and therefore to the country, from within -- all this has to be discussed.

"War is deception" was Muhammad's dictum. Taqiyya, kitman, the plausible smiling imam at the Mosque Outreach, or other Muslim spokesman or defender who turns out to have been, turns out to be, quite different in his real attitudes -- as has been discovered so many times in the Western world, when a tape of a meeting is made, or an Interfaith-Racketeer ends up quickly leaving the country for the Middle East -- how often does this kind of thing have to happen, in the United States, in Great Britain, anywhere, for the Infidels to begin to get the idea. How many careful strategies for obtaining Infidel cooperation (as, say, from Western school administrators to give special treatment for Muslim students  and prayer-rooms and prayer-times, or to ensure that textbooks in the West  present an airbrushed and glowing view of Islam) have to be made available on the Internet, before Infidels will begin to grasp the concept of the Stealth Jihad, the Quiet Jihad, the one that works not mainly by terrorism or combat (qitaal), but by a slow steady transformation, from within, of Infidel societies, and depends obviously in part on infiltration -- and above all, on infiltration into the police and other security services.

Great Britain does not face some undifferentiated threat whose source cannot be located. The main threat to the people of Great Britain and to their political and legal institutions is to be located in Islam, and the carriers of Islam, the willing "slaves of Allah." These are those who not only call themselves Muslims, but take to hear, choose to take to heart, the texts and tenets of Islam. And since we cannot know who does, and do does not, take to heart the texts and tenets, but have reason to believe -- history tells us, testimony from defectors (apostates) tells us, the non-apologist scholars (including those who are safely dead) tell us, that the hold of Islam over the minds of its adherents is truly extraordinary, difficult for non-Muslims to grasp -- that a great many, most, do, and since we also have no way of knowing who, for reasons having nothing to do with politics but rather with personal setbacks or mental disarray, may cease to be a "moderate" Muslim (that is, an undutiful Muslim, one who does not take it all to heart)-- there have been many such cases, for not every convinced terrorist started out that way, and not everything that caused his change was the result of politics. Mike Hawash, the Intel engineer who had come to America, married an American girl, had three little-leaguing children, was earning $360,000 a year, had some kind of change, as he rediscovered Islam, grew a beard, read the Qur'an, and after 9/11/2001, far from being shocked or embarrassed, made plans with others to go off to China, and then to Afghanistan, to fight with Al Qaeda against his fellow countryman. That is one example of a more widespread phenomenon. The failures need not be those of losing a job, or losing money in investments, or losing a girl; they can be in that large category of perceived unsuccess that is the common lot of men, and include, of course, the mental disarray -- depression, for example -- that hits at any one time a great many people, or other psychic illnesses that, if they hit Muslims, may result in what may be called "True Muslim behavior," with the pre-fabricated scapegoat of the Infidel availalable.

How can Western security forces, or governments, be expected to foresee, or even to recognize, much less to be able to remedy, all the setbacks that men suffer, and when the men (or women) in question are Muslims, they are likely to behave as Islam teaches them to behave, even if before their psychic disarray, they managed to be "moderate" in their Islam?

Muslim complaints against the British police that they are not showing the right cooperation in Muslim attempts to compile information for obvious Muslim uses. It is an attempt to constrain the British police, and to further the rising high of Muslims in the police force, beyond what individuals may merit, but not so much, as with appeals or lawsuits in other countries brought by members of non-Muslim groups who are trying to attain, by such exploitation, merely job security, and more money, for themselves that they would not, often, have attained on merit, in this case, it is an effort that is not so much about money as it is about infiltrating a force, the very force that must monitor, and constrain, Muslims who are now so obviously a threat to the future of the legal and political institutions and social understandings of Great Britain, as of all Infidel societies where Muslims have been allowed to settle in very large numbers, without any understanding of what it was they brought with them, undeclared, in their mental baggage.