What’s next? Telling police not to wear their uniforms in the streets?
UK Express (h/t VC) Parents of youngsters in the army, air and sea cadet forces have been issued with letters outlining steps to avoid being targeted by Muslim terrorists. The letter warns of a serious risk of the cadets – mainly in their teens – being mistaken for regular airmen, sailors or soldiers.
One letter to the parent of a Scottish cadet, reads: “Based on the latest security advice, we recommend all cadets cover up their uniform when travelling to and from cadet activity. Personnel should remain vigilant.” The parent – who did not wish to be named – said it made his “blood run cold”, adding: “It’s clearly in response to something.”
It is understood from police sources that the letter was prompted by a UK-wide tightening of security procedures following the March 22 attack on Westminster which has seen firearms officers constantly “on-call” for the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh.
The police source added: “At face value this letter to the parents of cadets has been sent to alert them to a raised potential for an incident. If I were a parent, of course I’d be worried. But I’d also follow the advice in the letter.”
The Ministry of Defence advised British service members not to wear military uniforms in public following the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby, 25, in May 2013. In December 2014, police in Birmingham were told not to wear their uniforms while travelling to and from work after extremists threatened to kidnap and murder an officer. And, last July, a member of the RAF Regiment was approached by two Muslim men and threatened with a knife while out jogging near RAF Marham.
Hey, here’s an idea, why not just dress ALL the military cadets in Islamic headbags (hijabs)?