THE hijab will become an optional part of Police Scotland’s uniform, it has been announced.
Officers and staff have always had the option to wear religious headwear but the force’s announcement today formally ratifies the Police Scotland hijab.
It will also encourage women from Muslim communities, who may previously not have seen policing as a career option, to reconsider.
A hijab is a veil that covers the head and chest, and is worn by Muslim women in the presence of adult males outside their immediate family.
[TOP RATED COMMENT 25 votes] Why not go the whole way and allow them to wear the niqab that way the accused would not be able to identify which officer had beaten a confession out of them.
[2ND 23] Isn’t integration meant to be a process where immigrants merge with the time honoured customs and usages of the land they have moved to? Seems to me that the U.K. is travelling in the opposite direction.
[3RD 18] Can we now expect the Police to allow other items of clothing from other religious organisation to be worn?
Perhaps we could see bowler hats, Orange sashes or even Masonic aprons?
[4TH 17] Not bothered about the hijab provided wearers are smartly dressed and can perform the full range of police duties, for example teaming up and travelling in a car with a male police officer or tackling a violent male drunk who may rip off their hijab in an affray. [Herald Scotland] Read more