The slippery slope argument has proved to be right yet again.A number of Western police forces have allowed the hijab to be added to their police uniform but now West Midland police may take it a giant step further. They could become the first police force in the UK to allow officers to wear the full face veil.At the same time that police are considering this disturbing change to their uniform, three women disguised in full face veil attacked a police station in Mombasa in Kenya.
NAIROBI, Kenya – Three women have been killed after they attacked a police station in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, a police official said Sunday.
One of the women threw a petrol bomb at officers while another pulled out a knife, Mombasa police chief Parterson Maelo said, adding two policemen were wounded in the attack.
The women, who were dressed in niqabs, were then shot by police.
I wouldn’t feel comfortable dealing with a police officer who was wearing a balaclava as that is an item of clothing usually worn by criminals for the express purpose of hiding their identity. If the police are to have our trust it is a pretty basic requirement that we see their face. Even ISIS are banning the burqa because it has been successfully used to hide the identity of those wanting to kill them.