Wednesday, November 28, 2007

No head scarves for cops

The Hague - police Officers may not wear headscarf. A majority in the Second Chamber finds that the wearing of religious garments by the police must be banned. The clothing requirements of the police is at present unclear over the admissibility of religious clothing.

The PVV posed the question Wednesday during a debate in the Second Chamber to minister Guusje to Eyrie of Interior Affairs. Member of parliament Hero Brinkman of the PVV pointed out that a police woman with a headscarf has no chance if she must act against Moroccan hoodlums.

The various factions of Christian Democratic Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and Christian Union also have objections to police officers wearing religious garments.

H/T to De Telegraaf


footiam said...

Is wearing a scarf any different from wearing a hat or a cap?

Canadian Infidel said...

Yes, it is not part of the "standard" issue uniform that is used by most western police forces. If you want to wear a scarf, hijab, burqa or what ever else, be a cop in a middle-eastern country and not in a western one. We have one standard that applies to everyone.