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UK Muslim topcops "piggybacked" on plot to 'hijack the terrorism issue and turn it into a debate on racism"

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Submitted by Ben van de Polder (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 17:07

It was virtually unnoticed in the US press that the two of the three top Muslim police officers Ali Desai ,and Tariq Ghaffur ,categorically rejected profiling and threatened the government that such action would make angry Muslims even more likely to turn to terrorism.

Ali Desai, who has expressed great concern over virtually non existent attacks on Muslims is the chairman of the racially segretated National Black Police Association,which was described by critics as "being part of the problem".

Note that the two Muslim officers who were hailed as such when they first became high ranking officers, an event touted a milestone in diversity, are now being referred to as 'Asians' and are another example of affirmative action causing divisiveness instead, and how Muslims themselves are creating a separation of civilisations.

According to the Independent:

The police service has become embroiled in an embarrassingly public feud with two of its most senior Asian officers over the issue of passenger profiling in the fight against terrorism.

Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur and Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei have warned against pandering to Islamophobia and creating the offence of "travelling while Asian". But yesterday another chief superintendent as well as the Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers, retaliated with scathing comments about the two men.

Alan Gordon, the Federation vice-chairman, accused the Asian officers of displaying "blissful ignorance". He went on to describe Mr Dizaei's comments as "cheap, sensationalist soundbites". Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Simon Humphrey said: "Unfortunately, a small, extremely vocal and potentially very influential minority are trying to hijack the terrorism issue and turn it into a debate on racism."Independent, 21 August 2006

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