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    The Edmonton Police Service is to reveal a prototype official hijab for its officers this week, following testing to ensure its safety.


    It is understood the Muslim headscarf would be black, and designed to be worn underneath the standard police cap.


    Unlike a traditional hijab, it is to be affixed with tear-away snaps, and designed so as not to obstruct an officer’s vision, or even breathing, during a struggle or other dynamic situation. It is being tested by the force’s tactics training unit, though a final version has not yet been decided, said Leila Daoud, a civilian spokesperson for the force.


    Scott McKeen, a city councillor who has helped immigrants settle in Edmonton, called it a “gesture of inclusion” toward a local Muslim community that “can feel a little skittish at times” about Islamophobia. He compared it to Quebec, which has taken precisely the opposite tack, and mandated that any religious garb on state employees is to be banned as contrary to the province’s values.


    “One of the perceptions about Edmonton and Alberta is that we’re kind of redneck,” Mr. McKeen said. Offering the hijab to police recruits, especially in the absence of any political pressure, “is sort of saying we want to have a diverse police service that reflects the diversity and multicultural aspects of Edmonton…. I’m proud of us.”


    Overt displays of Islamic faith on government workers have been controversial, and have inspired misinformation and fear-mongering. Mr. McKeen laughed at the reaction of a local paper, which printed a doctored image of a police officer in full niqab, which the EPS pointed out is fake.


    “We wanted to distance ourselves from that image,” Ms. Daoud said.
    A niqab is a full-face covering with small eye holes. A hijab is a headscarf to cover the hair.


    In fact, there is as yet no picture of the official Edmonton police headscarf, but a prototype is to be revealed later this week, Ms. Daoud said.
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    So non Muslim women have to wear this uniform if they want to be police officers in this area?
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    Wait until all these sleeper cells wake up and start wreaking havoc on the western world.

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    The image in the photo is not of a hijab. A traditional hijab does not cover the mouth and nose, it only covers the hair. The only difference (other than religious significance) between a hijab and the scarf that old Greek and Eastern European women wear is how it is tied-the hijab is tied in front and the scarf ties under the hair in back.


    The concern I would have would be that it would be very easy for a suspect to choke a female cop wearing a hijab.
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    This is absurd. I'll grant you that I am not an expert in Islam, but as I understand it there are some pretty important basics which would prohibit a woman from being a police officer.

    • In training, police officers touch each other's bodies in ways that Islam doesn't permit. Showering and athletic apparel is also immodest and forbidden.

    • In practice, female officers have to come into contact with men, in fact mostly men. They have to pat them down. They have to touch them regardless of whether the male is a Muslim or an infidel. I simply can't imagine how a woman who would wear an hijab would not also be forbidden from associating with a man in such a way.

    So I will conclude that this is some kind of crappola put out by one of these asswipes who insists we need to pollute Western Culture and nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The concern I would have would be that it would be very easy for a suspect to choke a female cop wearing a hijab.
    That was a thought I had as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    This is absurd. <snip>
    What makes you think they'll have to do any real police work?

    Once they get the exception for the head sack they'll need the exception for working the street for the reasons you just outlined.

    The only good thing about this is for the parents of kids that play cops and robbers. No need to buy two different outfits from now on. You want to be the cop, wear that thing. You want to be a robber, hey, you can also wear that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post

    The concern I would have would be that it would be very easy for a suspect to choke a female cop wearing a hijab.
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