You will no doubt remember the case of PC Alexander Omar Basha
. During the recent Israeli-Lebanese conflict he requested that he not be sent to guard the Israeli embassy, and this was agreed. There followed a debate as too whether this was approved purely because of his request, or because of concerns over the safety of his family.
A case has now arisen of a Muslim policeman removed from the security detail at No 10 because he has lost his security clearance. He has now begun race and religious discrimination proceedings against the Metropolitan Police.
The Independent is, of course, indignant about this dreadful slur upon the loyalty of yet another Muslim police officer. Another, you ask? Ah yes, because, the Independent goes on to say:
"His case raises further concerns about the treatment of Muslim firearms officers working in Metropolitan Police Force. Last month, at the height of the conflict in southern Lebanon, PC Alexander Basha was prohibited from guarding the Israeli embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens, central London, because of concern about his family links with Lebanon."