A police constable has been forced to resign for falling afoul of political correctness.
In a Secret Santa present, he gave a Muslim colleague a bottle of wine and a pack of bacon. So the Muslim officer complained and threatened to sue, right? No. He thought it was funny. He said PC Rob Murry is a “good officer and a good friend.”
So a local mosque kicked up a fuss and threatened to picket the local police station, right? No. The general secretary of the Bedford Jame Mosque “I do not condone what he did but the officer clearly made an error of judgment and should be forgiven.”
No, without any complaint, when senior officers learned of this, they put pressure on him to resign, even though Muslim community leaders characterised this as “overreacting”.
PC Murray said “I would never have given him the present if I had known the consequences. I suppose it’s like giving condoms to a Catholic.” The only difference is that senior police officers would have never had a problem with anti-Catholicism or any other joke made at the expense of a Christian.