One of the largest police force's in the UK is considering letting Muslim officers wear burkas in an attempt to boost diversity.
West Midlands Police has said it will discuss letting the traditional Islamic dress - which covers the entirety of a woman's face and body - to become part of Muslim female officers' uniform.
At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson, said he would consider employing staff who wear a burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.
Speaking after a meeting last Thursday, Chief Constable Thompson said: 'We would need to consider our own rules and cultural sensitivity.
'Clearly we don't have any barriers relating to the burka.
'As it stands we have not had any approaches from potential recruits asking to wear the burka, but if such an approach was made it is something we would have to consider.'
This is what happens when your mind is so open, that you lose even the most elementary form of common sense.
The Burka is mobile purdah. It's an attempt to maintain the physical separation of women from society. Among other things. A police officer in a burka is a contradiction in terms. But then again so is importing huge numbers of people from a civilization that rejects democracy, equality in the rule of law... in the name of democracy and equality.
A devout Muslim enforcing British law, which is contrary to Sharia, is already a contradiction in terms. And you can only have so many contradictions before the conflicts explode.