Sikh and destroy

5/08/2009 07:35:00 pm / The truth was spoken by Rich /

Sikh police officers want bulletproof Turbans to be developed so they can join armed response units! I think they're just saying that to wind me up.

The Home Office has an obligation, rightly or wrongly, to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the religious demands of police officers, but this one is not reasonable, it's utter bullshit.

How much protection is a bulletproof Turban going to offer anyway? Most of it sits on top of the head. The point of a Turban is to cover up the hair Sikhs absurdly are not allowed to cut. If you get shot in the face when wearing a bulletproof Turban it doesn't matter if it's made of silk or Kevlar, they're still mopping your head up with a sponge.

Anyway a Turban is also supposed to be a sign of courage. Sikh soldiers had to campaign to wear Turbans instead of helmets in both World Wars. If you're a genuine hard-core Sikh you should be happy to show up at a gun fight in a silk one.

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