Self-censorship by Bedfordshire police

police cartoon

According to the BBC Bedfordshire’s chief constable Gillian Parker has written a letter of complaint to the Police Federation magazine about the above cartoon.

She wrote:

The stereotypical portrayal of religious communities and the use of places of worship in a sacrilegious manner are bound to offend.

She did not explain the exact nature of the sacrilege, nor did she indicate that any actual Muslims had complained about the cartoon (or, indeed, whether or not she herself is a Muslim).

The editor of the magazine, Metin Enver, was quick to apologise:

Much of the material we publish comes from independent parties and is not necessarily the view of the Police Federation.

However, we do apologise sincerely if the cartoon featured caused any offence to anyone.

He should have consulted the MCB. Doesn’t he know they are the ones who decide whether or not Muslims should take offence at something?
(via Pickled Politics)

One Response to “Self-censorship by Bedfordshire police”

  1. Dan Factor says:

    Police officers don’t take their shoes off before they raid a house of a Muslim terrorist suspect do they? Lol!