As France bans burkinis, Canada and Scotland let cops wear hijabs

As France bans burkinis, Canada and Scotland let cops wear hijabs – The Washington Post – Such dogmatism isn’t as mainstream in other Western societies, which was brought into particularly sharp relief by news reports elsewhere this week. In Canada, for example, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police — the famous red-coated and wide-brim-hatted “Mounties” — have relaxed their policies so that female Muslim officers can choose to wear a hijab, if they want to. “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a progressive and inclusive police service that values and respects persons of all cultural and religious backgrounds,” Scott Bardsley, a spokesman for Canada’s public safety ministry, said in an email to CBC. A number of other police jurisdictions, including those in Edmonton and Toronto, already permit officers to wear hijabs.

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