Hijab option for London Policewomen

It’s old news, but…. Now you can join the police forces in London and still wear headscarf or/and abaya!

London: The Metropolitan Police in London has accepted Hijab as a uniform option for Muslim women serving in the force. The announcement was made  at a conference on the theme of “Protect and Respect: Everybody’s Benefit”. The move is seen as a further sign of official acceptance of Britain as a religiously diverse society where faith-related accommodations should be made for all individuals. Read more about it here. So, what do you think about the new uniforms?

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3 thoughts on “Hijab option for London Policewomen

  1. raquelevita says:

    I’m a bit concerned about the helmet issue — shouldn’t everyone, regardless of faith (Christian, Muslim, Sikh) be wearing a helmet if on a motorcycle? There has to be a way for those wearing turban to be safe too. But that’s just the overprotective person in me!

    We can’t really see much of the uniforms. I think it’s great, though, that the police force is open to being representative of the people they serve.

  2. I love how the police hijab has the little checkers! I think this is a step in the right direction ~ Religious people should have just as much freedom to wear their garb as non-religious people without being persecuted as “extremists”! **Yay for London Police!**

  3. Alix says:

    Masha’Allah, very good news.

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