Londonistan police will only conduct raids on terror suspects with Muslim approval
Police have agreed to consult a panel of Muslim leaders before mounting counter-terrorist raids or arrests. Members of the panel will offer their assessment of whether information police have on a suspect is too flimsy and will also consider the consequences on community relations of a raid.As Tigerhawk says:
This is, of course, the single worst idea in law enforcement since Prohibition. For starters, why wouldn't the principle behind it, if it can be said there is a principle, extend to all groups? Did the British meet with the Irish before raiding the IRA so as to avoid offending Irish sensibilities? If this concept is valid in the country that gave us our legal system, it is hard to see why American police shouldn't meet with Italians and Russians before raiding the Mafia, Columbians before busting cocaine dealers, and a panel of CEOs before pursuing Sarbanes-Oxley violations. Otherwise there might be consequences for "community relations."Like I said, Britain, in its current self-destruct mode, cannot serve as a role model in law enforcement for western countries any longer. The political correctness and dishonesty that have long run rampant in British society, something which Melanie Phillips once spoke about when her book, Londonistan, went to press, is beginning to take its toll for real now. It's no wonder that even Robert Spencer now refers to the isle as "The Islamic Republic of Britain". The country is in a shambles, in a process of crumbling that's been going on already for quite some time.
Of course, it would never cross the mind of the police to consult a panel of ordinary Londoners, the past and future victims of successful terrorist attacks, to see if they think the evidence in hand before a raid is too "flimsy."
Note also this recent Guardian poll found by Little Green Footballs that shows that one in 10 British Muslims would not inform police about terror plots being planned. It could be even worse than that.
Others appalled at this include Old War Dogs, BizzyBlog, IRIS Blog, Sister Toldjah, Jihadi du Jour, Florida Cracker, Conservative Blog Therapy, Semperluc HUMANity, Broken Chair.