Muslim Police Group to Tackle Anti-Islam Prejudices

May 10, 2008

Author: Lucinda Cameron

Source: The Scotsman

A MUSLIM Police Association is to be established in Scotland, it was revealed yesterday.

The group, headed by Strathclyde Police, will aim to encourage recruitment and retention among Muslims, improve understanding of the faith and tackle "Islamophobia".

PC Amar Shakoor, who was Scotland's first Muslim police officer, is supporting the scheme.

He said: "In the past few years, there has been some negativity about Islam affecting the Muslim communities.

"We want to highlight some of the positive things Islam can provide to communities and not just the police services."