Friday, February 09, 2007

Are we are police state for muslims ?

I thought I would experiment with a sort of open thread but with a question. So here goes ...

Abu Bakr, who was arrested, questioned and then released without charge over an alleged kidnap plot this week stated that :

"It's a police state for Muslims.
"It's not a police state for everybody else because these terror laws are designed specifically for Muslims and that's quite an open fact."
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said it was normal that some people would be arrested and released without charge in large and complex criminal investigations.
Mr Bakr, who is studying for a PhD in Political Islam, said he became aware of the police forcing their way into his house early on Wednesday last week by his wife screaming.
'Hard to readjust'
He added that he had been released by police a week later and told to "go back to things how they were".
"But they don't realise that, after seven days of virtual torture for my family, it's going to be hard to readjust," Mr Bakr said.
"This is going to affect me for the rest of my life."

So comments please, are we living in a police state for Muslims ?