Incredible. “Police chief calls on communities,” by Nasreen Suleaman for BBC News, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
The police are considering proposals to share intelligence and information with Muslims before launching anti-terror operations.
The plans, announced by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair, are part of a wider vision to engage more with British Muslims whose support police need in fighting terrorism.
Community help was vital in combating terrorism, Sir Ian said.
At a conference on Islamophobia, Sir Ian told his largely Muslim audience that combating the threat of extremism and terrorism was something his officers could not do alone.
“It will not be the police and intelligence services that defeat terrorism, it will be communities,” he said.
“The most single important component in the domestic defeat of terror in the next decade is the ability of the police to work with communities to do just that.”…
Commander Richard Gargini has been in the police service since 1976 and has extensive experience in dealing with high-risk police operations dealing with murder and other serious crime.
But this job could be his most challenging yet.
In his first interview since his appointment, Mr Gargini explained what he intends to do to heal the rift and restore trust.
He says that the next 12 months will be crucial in broadening and strengthening the links with Muslim communities.
One of his key tasks, and perhaps a controversial one, is to develop a policy whereby Muslims will be consulted before an anti-terror raid happens.
“What we intend to do is invite selected, influential leaders from the Muslim community to come in and assist us when we are planning and dealing with new information – this has worked extremely well in the black community and the shootings that have taken place amongst black men,” he said.