Over the weekend I came across a video on YouTube by the American CBS network about the Islamification of Britain and we are sleep walking into an Islamic state.
Now I’m the first person to admit that Americans in general know next to fuck all about what happens outside their own town but they did make a good point or two as you can see for yourself if you watch it. They point out that we encourage multiculturalism and are so bound up in political correctness that we’re scared to challenge Islam because we’ll be seen as racist, isolationist bigots. Mind you, it’s OK for them to have a go at Christian – which seems a little one sided to me.
Im not saying that all Muslims and all immigrants are bad people. I know a lot of middle class white English folk who are complete bastards. However, when I read about the response of the Metropolitan Police to officers who wanted to show respect to PC David Phillips who was killed in the line of duty whilst trying to stop a stolen vehicle with a stinger, the comments made in the film struck a bit of a chord.
Officers wanted to wear the patch pictured above as a mark of respect. They were forbidden to do so because ‘it might cause offence” FFS! A high-ranking Scotland Yard officer apparently told staff wearing the badge could provoke ill-feeling or cause offence in some communities. Who is this arsehole? He should be named and shamed IMHO…
An email was sent around which according to Ken Marsh, chairman of the Met Police Federation constables’ branch “told officers they couldn’t wear it because it wasn’t functional with regulations on police uniforms. The badge publicly demonstrates support for the families of fallen officers. However, there have been suggestions from a minority of senior officers that the badge could cause offence to some within certain communities. There is also consternation amongst some within the police hierarchy that the badge may be seen as some sort of political statement.“
The ‘thin blue line’ badge is produced by the Care of Police Survivors charity. As far as I am concerned, anyone who objects to it is not worthy of consideration.
If we have sunk to the point where we are afraid to express solidarity with a murdered police officer and his family for the sake of violating political correctness, then it would seem the Americans do actually have a point…