"Improving understanding of Islam and and encouraging more Muslims to join the force will be top of the agenda for a new Surrey Police association.
Surrey Association of Muslim Police (Samp) also aims to build trust between the Muslim community and police.
The group, set up by 18 Muslim officers and staff working for Surrey Police, has elected Pc Kamran Yaqub, based in Reigate and Banstead, as its chairman."
"We already have a Christian association, a women's association, a black association and now we have a Muslim association."Deputy Chief Constable Craig Denholm, who was presented with a translation of the Koran, said: "The association will perform a very important role internally and help to increase community cohesion through positive engagement."Good opportunity for some prosetylising:
005.051 YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guideth not a people unjust. Or how about this:005.059 YUSUFALI: Say: "O people of the Book! Do ye disapprove of us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which came before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?" Community cohesion?? Divide and rule, more likely! If the police force is so fragmented, what hope is there for the community?More here.