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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Lincolnshire Fire Brigade Introduces the Hijab

It will only be for female Muslim employees, obviously, but apparently the service needs recruits 'of all sexes and backgrounds'.

The move is part of a drive to create specific protective clothing and firefighting suits for women and their unique anatomical needs.

The hijab version, however, is simply to be worn around the fire station and on school trips - not in an operational situation.

You can see the 'dress uniform' for female Muslim recruits below - hijab, long skirt, long sleeves.

Mike Thomas, Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, declared the uniforms would help 'bust the traditional image of the hunky, British, white, male, firefighter' - even though a great many of his staff probably fit this description.

'There are no better positive role models than women and ethnic recruits in these uniforms, and hopefully they will encourage people to join,' he added. Below, you can see a cross-section of his staff - not many 'positive role models' among them.

Fire minister Sadiq Khan added: 'We want the widest range of applicants to apply to join the fire and rescue service.

'To achieve this, it is important that all applicants - men and women - know that the uniform and clothing they will be issued with will not only protect them but will also fit properly and be comfortable.

'The uniform now available shows that cultural beliefs are being recognised, as we seek to increase the representation of ethnic minorities within service.'

Right, so the 'Fire Minister' is a Muslim himself.

Actually, Sadiq Khan MP is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He is also a Fabian, a professional Muslim and a vocal critic of 'the UK's foreign policy'.

The most interesting snippet is from Wikipedia:

On 3 February 2008, The Sunday Times[5] claimed that a conversation between Khan and prisoner Babar Ahmad (a friend and constituent) at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes was bugged by the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch.[6]

Yes - that's the same Babar Ahmad I've written about here twice before. He's the one currently awaiting extradition to the US for raising funds for terrorist organisations.

An incumbent MP and Government Minister feels no shame in describing such a man as a 'friend' whilst he's busy chipping away at the fabric of this nation.

The job of the Fire Brigade is to put out fires and rescue people, that sort of thing. Cultural and social engineering and making Muslim women conform to the modest standards their men require of them is not part of their remit.

Similarly, Sadiq Khan's job is to serve this country, all of it, not act on his own whims and cultural predilections whilst sucking up to his terrorist friends.

If more people simply did what they are paid to do rather than what they think they should be paid to do, this country would start making sense again very quickly.

2 comments:

MK said...

"The uniform now available shows that cultural beliefs are being recognised, as we seek to increase the representation of ethnic minorities within service."

Oh is that so, so what happens if a muslim fellow joins and according to his beliefs the female firefighter should be whipped and sent back home. How exactly is this POS going to 'recognise' this cultural belief?

WAKE UP said...

As Groucho Marx said: "I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member".

I'd love to know what the REAL firefighters think of this bullshit - and I wouldn't want to be around the wrath that will occur when this absurd policy produces its inevitable first, fatal, fire rescue failure.

MUSLIMS, LIKE RUST, NEVER SLEEP, and this just another example.