Nanny always claims that she wants to encourage harmony and respect between people...then she comes along and does something stoooopid like this!
Nanny's chums in Greater Manchester Police (GMP) recently asked detectives not to make planned arrests of Muslims during Ramadan, for reasons of religious sensitivity.
I am more than pleased to say that aside from myself thinking that this idea is utter...wait for it...BOLLOCKS, an Islamic youth organisation has also condemned it as "lunacy".
Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said:
"It's stupid, lunacy,
that police could even consider not arresting Muslims during Ramadan."
GMP sent the advice by email to officers working in Moss Side, Hulme, Whalley Range, Rusholme, Fallowfield, Ardwick, Longsight, Gorton and Levenshulme.
The e-mail stressed the order did not apply to on-the-spot arrests, only the execution of arrest warrants.
Mr Shafiq said:
"Greater Manchester Police have a history of policing the Muslim community
with great sensitivity and understanding.
That this idea was even thought of is shocking.
I don't know where they get these ideas from
and I'm glad an officer was clearly angry enough to leak the memo.
Police shouldn't hesitate to arrest any Muslims
they had planned to during Ramadan.
We must all be equal under the law.
If people think Muslims are immune from the law,
it will only stir up tensions within the community."
Extremely well put, it nails the issues firmly on the head.
Nanny must learn that people really hate being patronised.