May 18, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Memos reveal prototype RCMP hijab uniforms FAILED safety tests; urged ALL female officers to wear them “when serving in Muslim communities”

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

Political correctness trumped the safety of police officers when the RCMP introduced its official hijab uniform earlier this year.

After The Rebel broke the story in January that the RCMP would allow Muslim women officers to wear a hijab on duty, the RCMP tied its announcement with “diversity week,” showing off hijab-clad mannequins at an Ottawa event.

Canadians were told that the official hijab was a balance between religious freedom and safety of officers.

I have hundreds of pages of documents, obtained exclusively by The Rebel under the Access to Information Act, showing a different story. Emails, communications memos and training reports show that up until late last year, all of the prototype hijabs that the RCMP tested for safety “failed miserably,” according to the inspector spearheading the project. A comprehensive report concluded they “cannot be deployed operationally due to concern for officer safety while wearing the garment.”

Cadets who wore them during hand-to-hand combat assessments needed to end the simulations because they were literally choking, and the hijabs partially blocked their vision.

It took more than a year and a half of development, testing, reporting and analysis to yield three failed prototypes, and up until October of 2015, no new models were ordered.

In November 2015, the RCMP had two new prototypes, though according to these documents, the RCMP didn’t re-run any of the safety tests that it did for the first batch of models. In spite of this, communications briefings, drafted by sworn police officers, told department officials to say “the RCMP-issued hijab has undergone rigorous testing to ensure the design meets the highest standards of officer safety.”

Again, there are no documents suggesting that happened. If the uniform hadn’t been tested, why the rush to launch it?

One RCMP staff sergeant said the uniform hijab was “seen as reducing a potential barrier for some women candidates (to the police department.)”

An early draft of a communications briefing said that one of the objectives of the uniform change was “to attract and retain Muslim women to the organization,” though this was scrubbed from the final draft.

Another officer recommended that even non-Muslim female officers wear the hijab when “serving in communities with significant Muslim communities” or visiting a mosque “as part of their duties/outreach.”

I go through the documents point by point, and show how political correctness has a chokehold on the RCMP, just as these government-issued hijabs do on those who wear them.


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commented 2016-10-05 15:48:56 -0400
What do you expect when a piece of cloth becomes a danger to the police woman who would wear it. Religion should have nothing to do with working for a government job!
I am a seasoned uniform designer with many five star hotels worldwide. I personally was involved in the process of the first ever air stewardess head gear involving a scarf attached to their hat, as courtesy to Gulf area customers. To all the others I say, “wear a flower or geometric printed scarf if you must”. Take a desk job or get another job where the hijab can been seen as a colourful headgear!
We see many examples in Canada.
I’d like to know how many tax dollars were spent on this unnecessary development. And does a religious Muslim woman really fit into the profession of working against criminals of any ethnicity and religion. Which Muslim man will take orders from a woman in a hijab? Ridiculous!
commented 2016-05-24 00:18:31 -0400
The only job suitable for a muslim is the removal of unattended luggage at airports, train stations and bus terminals. If that is not true, then I am going to convert to islam before I get gunned down resisting arrest.
commented 2016-05-21 16:02:30 -0400
Islam is supposedly a religion, but has definite political/legal elements which undermine and destroy everything in any non Islamic country which benefits only Islamic muslims and no one else. This is an obvious no brainer. Islam gets no say in anything, anywhere, ever. It would be the same as saying that all the ideals of Nazism must be adhered to in all free nations because there is a 5% population of Nazis who want this and we are not allowed to ever offend these fine upstanding (hurl, vomit) group of people who have a history of having done so much to contribute to the safety and well being of the rest of the world.
commented 2016-05-21 15:58:04 -0400
The hijab is not a religious requirement so why is this an issue for female Muslims. The RCMP is a long time standing Canadian institution NOT a Muslim institution, therefore if you want to join the force, religion should not b e brought into it. I’m Catholic & killing someone unless to save my life is not permitted but I know that as an officer I may have to use my weapon & do just that, so do I ask that I be excluded from any situation where there is a possibility that I may be forced to pull the trigger, sounds bizarre but no more than demanding I keep the hijab on my head. The RCMP is the RCMP, committed to protect us & leave religion out of it. Your religious faith should not come into play as no one forces you to apply.
Sick of every one bowing to everybody. Would the Middle East countries bow down to you?
STOP with the politically correct already.
commented 2016-05-21 08:37:04 -0400
If it is going to be a religious issue, why not ensure all working schedules make it easier for Christian members to attend Sunday Mass or Service. If it is a safety issue it is not only a member safety issue. It is also the safety of me and everybody else. If the police officer is hampered in any way and he cannot protect the public,( which is why he is there in the first place) why in hell should
I pay taxes for him to be there. Stop the BS of PC and get ALL officers in a common sense uniform that will allow them to do the job they are suppose to do. IT applies to ALL police forces…..Toronto, OPP, …etc. Cost of policing is already TOO high.
commented 2016-05-20 20:54:39 -0400
Perhaps they should try “attracting and retaining” other members of global crime-gangs, like neo-Nazis, Klansmen, Mafiosis, Tong & Triad members, or (just to be “racist”) “privileged” Hell’s Angels bikers? Why is islam a special basket-case? Is it because it’s the oldest and largest ongoing global crime-gang?
commented 2016-05-20 19:48:47 -0400
Why would they need a hijab uniform if the women can’t be out without a male guardian?
commented 2016-05-20 18:47:53 -0400
What a bunch of crap. Why should Canadian police women have to dress to satisfy some muslims ? When do we completely surrender ?
commented 2016-05-19 10:03:42 -0400
Well push back has to come at night, under the cover of darkness. Do not inform the police about anything. Don’t complain to them about anything, or anyone. Just bide your time and get even at every opportunity. Since we, the citizens, are being crushed by this evil, we have no choice but to operate under the cover of darkness.
commented 2016-05-19 06:39:24 -0400
It is always a one way street – that is why we are doomed

And to top it off the “old stock Canadian” will continue to pay and to be the target if police while the new islamic welfare recipients will continue to take and to take.

Those islamic welfare recipients will also continue to get a free ride from police and from the courts as adjustments will be made to allow for THEIR culture
commented 2016-05-19 01:05:32 -0400
I used to call it Sharia creep. What it is, is Sharia push. This isn’t about modesty. Hair tucked into the regulation hat and a turtle neck if need be, should be sufficient to appease any ‘modesty’ concerns. This is arrogance on the part of Muslims, and progressive stupidity on the part of the government and RCMP.
This is about Sharia law in Canada, bit by ever loving bit, being pushed on Canada. When all is said and done, we really can’t say we didn’t see it coming.
commented 2016-05-18 23:05:39 -0400
No where in the Quran dose it state that a Woman has to wear a Burka or a Hijab. This is all BS.

The real problem is that they allow these Psychopathic Morons in to the police force, at all. The Quran dose state that it is the duty of all Muslims to kill none Muslims. This is what they are in Canada for.

Muslims carrying Firearms is a dangerous situation and do not forget, they have Shot Guns and Rifles in the trunk.

Do not get stopped by Muslim Cops on a dark country Rd, because you are going to end up dead for resisting arrest.

No Muslim should have a job, working for the Government, be it as a civil servant or an elected MP. Look at Europe and the Mayor of London, who has close tie’s with Terrorist organizations.

Canada is failing, fast.
commented 2016-05-18 20:23:25 -0400
Royal Caliphate Mounted Police?
commented 2016-05-18 20:19:42 -0400
Sunny Ways . . . complete Insanity . . . in Canada Today ! ! !
Brussels here we come . . . .
commented 2016-05-18 20:19:25 -0400
Let’s not lose sight of the hidden agenda. The R C M P are just useful idiots. This is all about attracting more Muslims into the police force. Just ask Tarek Fatah how that goes. I forget all the details but a few years ago he was threatened by some Muslims. When he made a police report they sent 2 Muslim cops to investigate. They tried to talk him out of it but he refused. Needless to say the investigation went no where. Unlike people of other religions, Muslims cannot be counted on to be unbiased because they drag their religion into everything.
commented 2016-05-18 20:15:09 -0400
I’m anxious to see the day when we have female Hawaiin RCMP officers. Won’t they be the trend setters wearing leis and grass skirts. Once concessions are made to one group it sets a precedent for others to make demands. As long as this yellow bellied government bends to demands, the more of this kind of thing will happen. Political correctness has its place but there is a limit.

commented 2016-05-18 19:41:14 -0400
I’m a cross gendered female Muslim. I want to wear the hijab as an RCMP officer into the Muslim community. What kind of support do you think I will get?
commented 2016-05-18 19:29:28 -0400
The world has truly gone mad with political correctness. When governments main focus is on boys who want to be girls, with cultures that are inferior, with a global threat (climate change) that exists only in the minds of the true believers, when people are prosecuted for non-conformism, when our educational institutions brainwash instead of teach, when success is something we’re told we should be ashamed of, you get my drift, is it not time for revolt? When will our so called leaders begin to govern like it’s a real job instead of behaving like they’re on a playdate in the park. If these fucking idiots can’t or won’t take their fucking jobs seriously we need to get them the fuck out and hire someone who does. Fire them all! Fucking morons.
commented 2016-05-18 19:29:07 -0400
Don’t forget the federal government is pushing this so the RCMP and probably the military will have to make the hijab fit into the normal routine dress code. Besides, it could come in handy in the winter time. I wonder if the muslim police officer, male or female, will try to inject a little sharia law, just for shits and giggles.
commented 2016-05-18 18:50:23 -0400
I fully support the best person for any job getting the job, hiring some person for reasons outside of them being the best person is wrong and dangerous. Add this to the danger of using untested uniforms, both to the officer and the public doubles up on the danger.

Talking about rights, what happened to christian rights, no one is going out of the way here, the opposite is true, but, if you are muslim well that’s different, this to a point of changing a whole culture, or what’s left of it.

This insanity has to end, or maybe that’s the point, safety and history are part of the past.
commented 2016-05-18 18:16:30 -0400
Future of Canada…………..Islamic state enforced by Canadian Police answering to Marxist politicians……….!
commented 2016-05-18 17:50:36 -0400
Let’s see, to properly think this through :
The remainder of the uniform is too form fitting, so burqas with the appropriate identification and rank insignia will have to be developed;
No female RCMP member will be allowed to drive on patrol;
It will take two female officers to testify against a male perp (because their testimony only has half the weight of a male’s);
To be proper, she should be accompanied at all times by a male relative (to be safe though, he has to sit in the front with the driver, so there is no chance of incidental contact between the male driver and female officer).
Genital mutilation would be a nice touch, to signify acceptance of the Muslim way.
Keeping the K-9 units may be iffy, unless they qualify as being employed for hunting purposes (“hunting” fugitives might pass muster).
Any and all gays presently on the force will have to be terminated (and not in the manner involving a payout and gold watch.)
What else have I missed?
Welcome to your 21st Century RCMP.
commented 2016-05-18 17:49:33 -0400
Wear the RCMP uniform proudly without the added features or don’t serve with the RCMP. This stuff is getting out of control. Where is the backbone for this country. Wearing the hijab is not Canadian culture nor is it part of the RCMP uniform. Why is no one in power standing up and saying no to all these political correct issues. Some of us are getting fed up with bull.
commented 2016-05-18 17:32:50 -0400
Edward Jobin, Zunera is in fact a terrorist supporter who works for a Muslim organization with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorist group. From what I have read she also holds meetings in her own home supporting terrorism. Wow, so Canadian. THEY ARE QUIETLY TAKING OVER CANADA AS THEY HAVE EVERY COURT, GOVERNMENT AND POLITICIAN IN THEIR CORNERINCLUDING THEIR OWN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU. AS a recent Canadian Imam stated on video, we are simply allowing other religions here right now but as soon as we have enough members (Mohammed Trudeau is importing approx. ONE MILLION THIS YEAR UNDER THE GUISE OF IMMIGRANT, REFUGEE, FAMILY /FAMILY REUNIFICATION AND OR COURSE THE ILLEGALS who from what I understand are in RECORD NUMBERS SNEAKING ACROSS OUR BORDERS FROM iSLAMIC HOLES ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NO DOUBT BRINGING THEIR BARBARIC BEHAVIOURS WITH THEM) and promises to RAISE THIS NUMBER EACH YEAR FROM THIS ONE ON!!) we will be TOLD TO CONVERT OR WE WILL BE FORCED OUT OR THEIR NOW COUNTRY (CANADA)! He also from what I have read and heard from a Imam- again on video, promised them something big for their votes and the Imams are coming to collect. My thoughts, SHARIA and according to this Imam it is to cover US ALL NOT JUST THEM!! Better get the refugee boats ready!!
commented 2016-05-18 17:22:23 -0400
BTW, WE produced at our expense special hijabs for these people?? MOney is no object when it comes to these people. Amazing! This bastard HAS TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-05-18 17:20:24 -0400
I find it interesting that not all Muslim women cover their faces and heads but yet they claim it is religion when in fact it is culture. Their religion dictates they may not vote however this past election their Imams supported, encouraged and told them to get out and vote. No wonder Mohammed Trudeau got in!! Also in most middle east nations, women are not allowed to drive. But again here in Canada many do. Seems the pick and choose what is permitted and not permitted under the guise of their religion when pushing their agenda upon us. The courts of course along with most politicians always rule in their favour. The come here from 7th century caves claiming they want peace and a better life however both their religion and culture are the reasons for all of their troubles yet they refuse to give up either and while complaining about everything western including our freedoms, they sure are enjoying them all along with our money, our judicial system which serves them more than us, our freedoms, welfare, free housing ,clothing , food, health/dental /eye care etc and our modern facilities and technology both of which we provide free of charge to them for life! Meanwhile the overthrow of Canada continues with the aid of their personal Prime minister , Justin Mohammed Trudeau and his Islamic government of Canukistan! You voted for it Canada and now you will surely reap what you have sown! This SOB DOESN’T WORK FOR CANADA OR CANADIANS AND BY HIS EVERY ACTION AND WORD HE HAS NOTHING BUT PURE DISDAIN /HATE FOR CANADA AND WE CANADIANS AS HE COURTS , IMPORTS AND BUYS (WITH OUR MONEY) THE FOREIGN/MUSLIM VOTE!! Say goodbye to your country Canadians. You ALLOWED IT!
commented 2016-05-18 16:48:27 -0400
A male RCMP officer should wear one of these and site Trudeau’s new Trans law. He should do this publicly at a media event, and also wear a GIANT cross on a break away chain that covers half his chest. While sporting a Turban on top.
commented 2016-05-18 16:27:19 -0400
The whole idea of it is absurd. It doesn’t even matter if a female officer is wearing one or not. In Muslim culture women are subservient to men and a woman ordering Muslim men around will be met with hostility regardless.

Apparently the RCMP is filled with plenty of mentally delayed people hoping to climb the beurocratic ladder.
commented 2016-05-18 16:16:36 -0400
I just saw an article in the June issue of Reader’s Digest about Zunera Ishaq making her out to be a human right’s fighter.
commented 2016-05-18 16:08:07 -0400
It’s for their own safety. If female RCMP officers don’t wear the hijab, they’ll get beaten and raped.
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