Muslim police officer was excused from guarding London's Israeli Embassy after he objected to the duty on 'moral grounds'
Sir Ian Blair has ordered an 'urgent inquiry' after a Muslim police officer was excused from guarding London's Israeli Embassy after he objected to the duty on 'moral grounds'.
Sir Ian said: "Having learned of this issue I have asked for an urgent review of the situation and a full report into the circumstances."
PC Alexander Omar Basha - a member of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group - refused to be posted there because he objected to Israeli bombings in Lebanon and the resulting civilian casualties of fellow Muslims.
In a move which has caused widespread astonishment at Scotland Yard, senior officers in the DPG agreed that that PC Basha should be given an alternative posting.
The officer, who carries a gun, is now thought to be guarding another embassy.
Hope it's not ours !
This total moron should be a rent a cop, and the idiot who approved this change needs to review the words "PUBLIC SERVANT"