24 January 2017

Mother and daughter to be first to wear Police Scotland ‘hijab’ uniform

The Herald Scotland and the Evening Times both report on the Muslim mother and daughter who will become the first hijab wearing police officers in Scotland once they complete their training.

Shafqat and Aleena Rafi, of Clydebank, are set to become the first officers in Scotland – special or regular – to wear the hijab as part of their officer uniform once they complete the recruitment process.

Miss Rafi, 19, said that seeing police officers in headscarves will help to “break down the barriers”.

Her mother Mrs Rafi, 50, said Police Scotland had been very supportive of their application to join. “Sometimes people just see the hijab and not what is underneath,” she said.

“Our religion teaches us to help each other. Islam means peace,” she added. [MEND] Read more