After all, how could they ever have gotten the idea that anything illegal would ever be going on in a Muslim neighborhood? But fear not: aghast over being exposed as greasy Islamophobes, they are bowing and scraping with more energy than Obama in front of King Abdullah.
“Police apologise over CCTV in Muslim areas,” by Danielle Dwyer and Wesley Johnson in The Independent, September 30 (thanks to Kristian):
A police force today apologised over a controversial CCTV scheme which saw more than 200 surveillance cameras installed in two largely Muslim neighbourhoods.
West Midland Police Chief Constable Chris Sims said he was “deeply sorry” that his force got the balance between counter-terrorism and excessive intrusion into people’s lives “so wrong”.
The cameras, some of which were hidden, sparked anger from civil liberties campaigners and residents in Sparkbrook and Washwood Heath in Birmingham, where they were predominantly installed.
Mr Sims said there were “serious shortcomings” in the force’s management of the scheme, named Project Champion.
“I am sorry that we got such an important issue so wrong and deeply sorry that it has had such a negative impact on our communities,” he said.
“My real regret is that Project Champion has undermined the strong relationships that exist between West Midlands Police and our communities that have been built up over many years.
“When I became Chief Constable in 2009 I put strengthening the trust and confidence of communities at the heart of the changes we would make to policing.
“I am committed to continuing with these changes and rebuilding any trust we have lost.”…
Of course, Muslims have no need to do anything whatsoever to gain the trust of non-Muslims in Britain — trust that they aren’t teaching the same ideas of jihad and Islamic supremacism that led to the July 7 bombings. No, the responsibility is, as always, solely on the shoulders of the non-Muslim community.