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Muslim PC sues after workmates 'laughed at his beard'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03/09/09 | Andrew Levy

Posted on 03/08/2009 6:52:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

PC Javid Iqbal: 'My beard is an important part of my identity'

A Muslim police officer claims he was forced out of his job by colleagues who made fun of his beard and called him a 'f***ing Paki'.

PC Javid Iqbal, 38, said white officers openly discussed in front of him how they were ' better' than their ethnic-minority colleagues.

The married father of two also claims officers pulled faces at each other if told they had to go out on patrol with him and forced him to walk home from a job instead of picking him up.

Mr Iqbal says he was sacked after fellow-officers in Luton launched a 'smear and witch-hunt campaign' during which they lodged a string of complaints about his performance.

He is taking the Bedfordshire force to an employment tribunal claiming he is the victim of racial and religious discrimination and unfair dismissal.

The claims will add to concern about institutional racism in police forces.

An employment tribunal in London recently heard evidence that an 'apartheid culture' was operated at Belgravia police station, with separate vans for white and black staff.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: beard; islamicrageboy; islamintheuk; lifeamongthekufir; muslim; pc; politicalcorrectness; ukmuslims; workplace
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1 posted on 03/08/2009 6:52:01 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3
Guy's beard looks weird.
2 posted on 03/08/2009 6:54:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

does this beard clip on behind the ears?


3 posted on 03/08/2009 6:54:47 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: TornadoAlley3

It looks like one of those fake beards in “Life of Brian”. Take me to court, I’ll laugh at it there!


4 posted on 03/08/2009 6:55:26 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: TornadoAlley3

Must be the elastic band holding it on that made them laugh.


5 posted on 03/08/2009 6:55:31 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
A Muslim police officer claims he was forced out of his job by colleagues who made fun of his beard and called him a 'f***ing Paki'.

Yeah, so? Isn't the truth a defense in the UK?

ML/NJ

6 posted on 03/08/2009 6:57:06 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: muawiyah

It does look funny!


7 posted on 03/08/2009 6:57:34 PM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: TornadoAlley3

His co-workers have a point.....


8 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:04 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

He’d have to take that silly thing off before
I’d go on patrol with him.


9 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism with a gun to your head.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

> PC Javid Iqbal, 38, said white officers openly discussed in front of him how they were ‘ better’ than their ethnic-minority colleagues.

I thought the whites were the ethic-MINORITY in the UK?


10 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:21 PM PDT by max americana
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To: TornadoAlley3

Look at the picture! LOL!


11 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:36 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If Liberals would pay their taxes, there would be no deficit..)
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To: TornadoAlley3

He’s a “parts his hair in the middle” dope smoker.


12 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:36 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: TornadoAlley3

He combs his arm hair? What is funny about that?


13 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:38 PM PDT by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Stoning
14 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:48 PM PDT by dighton
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To: TornadoAlley3
It's like how everyone in Iraq had Saddam-mustaches.

-PJ

15 posted on 03/08/2009 6:58:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
It does look funny, no matter what his ethnicity.


16 posted on 03/08/2009 6:59:13 PM PDT by OCC
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To: TornadoAlley3

It’s like a Monty Python sketch come to life.


17 posted on 03/08/2009 7:00:00 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything youÂ’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: TornadoAlley3
He should have been Amish.


18 posted on 03/08/2009 7:02:37 PM PDT by OCC
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To: TornadoAlley3

Over the top at calling him a “f***ing Paki”.


19 posted on 03/08/2009 7:04:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: denydenydeny
Looks like a poor photoshop.

Just imagine what the general public said about this guy.

20 posted on 03/08/2009 7:04:33 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: TornadoAlley3; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...

He took off the Groucho nose and glasses for the photo.




21 posted on 03/08/2009 7:05:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I HOPE you like your CHANGE."--MrB)
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To: TornadoAlley3
OK I'm laughing too.

It's a fake with two hooks that go over the ears, right?

22 posted on 03/08/2009 7:06:15 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: TornadoAlley3
"It's the beard comb-under, isn't it?!"


23 posted on 03/08/2009 7:07:28 PM PDT by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

What kind of cop wants to give perps something to rip off?

Anyway, his co-workers are rude, if what he says is true.


24 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:24 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: OCC
He should have been Amish.

Or Hasidic.


25 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Maybe there is hope for England.


26 posted on 03/08/2009 7:09:43 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Slings and Arrows
That beard makes you want to pull on it to see if it snaps back.

I have to side with the people who laughed. He made himself look goofy.

27 posted on 03/08/2009 7:11:16 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Ha ha! Funny beard ...


28 posted on 03/08/2009 7:12:53 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
That beard makes you want to pull on it to see if it snaps back.

Even Islamic Rage Boy would say "Dude, razor."

29 posted on 03/08/2009 7:12:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I HOPE you like your CHANGE."--MrB)
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To: TornadoAlley3

ohmigosh, I like a nice beard but that thing is a RUG!


30 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:11 PM PDT by MTMS
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To: Dallas59

If they did.....


31 posted on 03/08/2009 7:16:50 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
I have to side with the people who laughed. He made himself look goofy.

I detect a set up....

32 posted on 03/08/2009 7:17:43 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
An employment tribunal in London recently heard evidence that an 'apartheid culture' was operated at Belgravia police station, with separate vans for white and black staff.

FWIW, Belgravia is London's most expensive neighborhood. Not sure if that's relevant, but...

33 posted on 03/08/2009 7:20:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I HOPE you like your CHANGE."--MrB)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Damn! I can’t believe that thing’s real!

It almost looks photoshopped or something. LOL!!!


34 posted on 03/08/2009 7:20:38 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn

If I said what it looked like I would get banned, but...yeah, it looks like he ordered it from a discount theatre supply catalog.


35 posted on 03/08/2009 7:22:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I HOPE you like your CHANGE."--MrB)
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To: Dallas59
Has he got kids?

I think he overrates his ethnicity as a source of criticism. Besides, Pakis are, technically speaking, pretty doggone "white" ~ so was he complaining about UK "naaaaiiitives" or "other Pakis"?

Guy has a strange looking fake beard on and he's upset that people laugh at it.

36 posted on 03/08/2009 7:22:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Slings and Arrows

That looks like that little toy you used the magnet to slide the tiny slivers of lead around the man’s face.

And I laughed too. Sue me.


37 posted on 03/08/2009 7:22:57 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

That’s a beard ? I thought it was a beehive stuck under his face.


38 posted on 03/08/2009 7:33:06 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: metmom
I think you are right.

He could have done several things to make it look less odd.

39 posted on 03/08/2009 7:42:25 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages.)
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To: dighton
I wonder if he has a BIGGUS DICKUS
40 posted on 03/08/2009 7:51:36 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: TornadoAlley3

His religion aside, that is a funny looking beard.


41 posted on 03/08/2009 7:54:24 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: TornadoAlley3

Does he respect the beard of a Hasidic Jew? I’ll bet he doesn’t!


42 posted on 03/08/2009 7:55:11 PM PDT by Marie2 (Ora et labora)
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To: Dallas59
Over the top at calling him a “f***ing Paki”.

In my experience various inaproriate banter is the norm among soldiers. I can only surmise this extends to police officers.

Maybe it should be different, but it seems one neads a thick skin to earn respect in such venues.

43 posted on 03/08/2009 7:59:47 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Marie2
Does he respect the beard of a Hasidic Jew? I’ll bet he doesn’t!

He very well might respect Jews more than he is supposed to. I find many individual Muslims I know do. Seems to me they are a watered down version of what Mohammed taught. Shouldn't suprise us, because there are a lot of water downed Jews who don't strive to follow the law of Moses, and a lot of watered down Christians who really don't strive to follow the example of Christ and so forth.

45 posted on 03/08/2009 8:03:05 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: TornadoAlley3

Come on. Not intending to make fun, but that has to be a photoshop job, right?


46 posted on 03/08/2009 8:07:31 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: TornadoAlley3
ZZ Top is not amused.
47 posted on 03/08/2009 8:14:00 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: TornadoAlley3

It looks like an iron filing beard. Note to beardman—give a woman enough testosterone and she’ll grow one, too.


48 posted on 03/08/2009 8:17:17 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TornadoAlley3
Looks like I'm in the minority here.

I'd hope that each and every one has a certain amount of respect afforded them and everyone is allowed some personal dignity as we go through our daily lives.

The "f***ing Paki" seems to me to be no different than a comment such as "f***ing N*gg*r" would be in the USA.

I'd also hope that in an organization, such as a police department, there would be a form of respect for fellow officers. Some sort of "fraternal" bond whereby each can count on the other to watch their respective backs in times when life and limb are at stake.

Until one demonstrates they are not worthy of respect, such should be a given element.

49 posted on 03/08/2009 8:18:47 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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