US Muslim woman receives other offers after quitting police academy over hijab – including one from Edmonton

If the Columbus Police Division doesn’t change its policy banning head scarves for female Muslim officers, Ismahan Isse might have a couple of options outside Ohio.

The Edmonton Police Service in Alberta, Canada, has reached out to Isse, the 29-year-old Somali-American who said she dropped out of the Columbus police academy this year because she was prohibited from wearing her head scarf, or hijab.

The Dispatch wrote about Isse last week, and Staff Sgt. Mark Farnell, an Edmonton police recruiter, read about her dilemma online.

He said Edmonton police designed a uniform for Muslim women that includes the head scarf.

“She really wanted to be a police officer,” Farnell said. “Why not touch base (and) see if she is interested in coming to Canada and take a look?

“She’s a great potential applicant to us.”

Edmonton has a growing Somali community and is looking to update its police force to better reflect the city’s diversity, Farnell said. It currently has no Somali police officers.

Isse said she spoke to Farnell on Friday.

“I’m actually considering (the offer) strongly,” she said…

  • Millie_Woods

    Alberta’s really gone to the dogs the last couple of days.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s looking bad.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    It’s another part of their white men need not apply policy.

  • So no Canadians are allowed to apply how nice.

    • Gary

      I checked into the Police Policy for employment and you do not have to be born in Canada to get hired. When you add the Employment Equity plans and Human Rights Codes for Quotas and we end up with imported pro-sharia jew-haters and the odd bigot that gets hired to fill that quota for their colour, Faith and immigrant .
      I question the Police Services about how they keep out the bad people coming in to Canada that get hired and carry a gun that they could use to kill people from a minority group they hate.
      The answer was that they TRUST the person to tell the truth and do a check of their Resume` references for Jobs or Education.
      Meanwhile, the RCMP had rounded-up close to 26 illegals in Canada where 18 of they were muslim Pakistani Students with forged Passports and bogus ID used to get in to Canada by a fake College set-up by a Muslim.

      So how the hell can the Toronto Police Service Board filter out the closet Jihadists pouring in to Canada as ” Refugees” or the Peaceful Moderate muslims . The T.O.-18 Muslim terrorist were born here and could have easily gotten on the Police force to do real damage and instead of Truck-bombs they would just use the Police cars to load with explosives and blow them up during PRIDE or any other large gathering since nobody would suspect a peaceful muslim would hate Canada and kill infidels for allah.

      Gun owners should be upset because non-citizens that are Cops can carry guns in public while Citizens wanting a gun have pages and pages of documents to fill out and the background checks that are worse than the Immigrants checks to be a gun totting Cop.

    • JT

      Cause it totally says that in the article

  • Gary

    She’ll be at home in Alberta because of the pro-sharia Somali community that has some of their mosques pumping out jew-hating terrorist , she would love to work in Calgary where there is a pro-hamas Jew-hating population of muslims where the Police Chief and gay Muslim mayor condone Jew-basing by rabid savage followers of the violent sect of islam.

    How sad that when a Muslim daughter that wants to be Canadian and doesn’t wear the hijab as her dad and brother beat her up, she will call 9-1-1 to help and this misogynistic Pro-Sharia Hijab wearing Officer will respond and tell her to “Shut-Up and wear it or I’ll kill you you filthy dog”.

    Once the Police are 60% radical muslims that hate the West and Jews, don’t be shocked when Cruiser are used by Islamists as VBIED’s to blow-up next to Jewish Temples during prayers.

    • JT

      Yeah you need to calm down, you uneducated twat.

      • Gary

        5 BROWN muslims women were MURDERED by the Honour killing because they didn’t want t wear the hijab and wanted to be more Canadian looking.

        Maybe murdering women has if funny side in your world, but in Canada it’s a crime.
        The Toronto-18 muslim terrorists that were born in Canada wanted to use truck bombs to slaughter thousand’s of civilians , they failed and several did prison time while one was let out and is now dead for his trip to the middle east to die in jihad.

        put down the glue bag and crack pipe because people like you will be the first ones killed under sharia law.

  • Clausewitz

    It’s called a uniform because they are all, errrrr uniform. ie, singular in form.

    • JT

      Cookie? We’ll call you if we need a dictionary.

  • Dana Garcia

    Lotta Somalis in Columbus. I’m surprised the PD hasn’t been completely hijabified by now.

    • JT

      Wouldn’t that be so nice? 😀

  • Ken

    The province I live in has gone ***cking nuts.

    • lolwut?

      I was in Calgary for a few days this summer, I thought I got on the wrong bus and somehow landed in Africa.

      And now you guy elected the NDP????!!!

      what in the fuck…. happened?

      • G

        Every asshole and their camel moving here is what happened. I’ve lived my entire adult life in Alberta but my childhood was in SK. So I have fond memories of SK.

        A while back a Pakistani asked me “What’s Sask. like? I’ve heard it’s nice there”

        Very quickly I replied “NO! It’s a horrible place! You’d hate it there. It’s cold and full of racists!”

        Let’s hope I scared him away. I’d hate to think of the province I remember so fondly being the next target for invasion..

        • lolwut?

          I’m originally from Toronto, I watched neighborhood after neighborhood fall to Jamaicans their spawn and then the Somalians when the civil war started and Canada decided it was a great idea to bring them here.

          So I know the feeling.

          I do trips to various cities around the country by plane and bus when I’m not in a hurry for a few days at a time, So I’ve seen the changes. the general negative vibe once relaxed, safe places are getting.

          Even the tiny coastal towns in Northern BC are being infected.
          Mosques are popping up everywhere.

        • JT

          You know, you guys can just go back home if you don’t like Canada. Back to Europe or wherever your people came from.

  • Give her what she wants.

    Make her sign a waiver against ANY lawsuits.

    When a criminal uses her head scarf to subdue her, she cannot sue.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Normally I’d be just peachy with such an agreement, however when it comes to hijabs being worn by police officers it coneys a pro Islamic message and appearance of the police department that they probably would rather not convey, and should not.
      All Islamic head coverings really should be treated and viewed as akin to walking outside the house in a Klan robe. If you wouldn’t want police patrolling your city in Klan hoods, then you probably wouldn’t want the hijab either.
      She’s nothing more than an entitled troublemaker and has no place on any legitimate police force.
      She’s not only a danger to herself (through the likelihood of being subdued and disarmed), but to any partners or fellow officers with her, as well as the general public, and finally to that of any ordered society that we might enjoy.

      • The whole point of wearing these head coverings is to stick a thumb in the eye of the popular culture. They should be banned for that alone.

  • Petey

    Sikh officers are allowed to wear their head dress are they not?

    • lolwut?

      Yes, but it’s not like a Hijab were it can be used to strangle you.
      the turbans I see in Vancouver are small, they’re really much
      like the old winter hats cops wear but tighter.

      • Petey

        I’ve also found Sikhs to be rather nice people, too. So there is that as well. By the second and third generation they’ve integrated pretty much into Canadian culture.

        • lolwut?

          No so much in Vancouver and Surrey.

          Pretty much all the shady businesses and slumlords here are Indians
          or Chinese.

          And now the Somalian and Indian gangs are going at it with guns in the streets.

          • Drunk_by_Noon


          • Rosenmops

            Still, I’ll take Sikhs over Muslims any day of the week. I wouldn’t do business with Sikhs if I could avoid it because I don’t want to get ripped off. But at least they haven’t blown anything up lately and they don’t try to convert people in prisons into a death cult.

          • lolwut?

            Both are a poison, just one is slower acting.
            The end result is the same.

            You can’t have a first world nation with a third world population.

          • Petey

            I hear what you’re saying. My experience has been mostly in academia and professional industry, so there’s a selection effect in both our experiences.

        • tom_billesley

          There were a lot of Sikhs in the police in Hong Kong and Singapore when they were British colonies.

  • A retarded Muslim baghead and a newly formed NDP Edmonton police force are a perfect match made in the hell of political correctness.

    • JT

      Awww, you’re angry. How cute. Go sit in a corner and whine over there, please.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Just as long as she remembers she only got offered the Edmonton job because of her Somali identity and NOT her qualifications.

    It’s funny that those on the left who are put off by the police carrying guns don’t make a peep when unqualified people are hired and given those same guns to carry.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Once you recognize that they REALLY ARE lying about almost everything they say, their actions, and hypocrisies, will make more sense.
      The police are just their obedient agents of anticipated terror.

  • kkruger71

    “Standards are not lowered in any way to fit hiring quotas” – standard public statement
    “She’s a great potential applicant to us” – based on nothing but her gender and ethnicity

    • JT

      How do you know they haven’t looked at her qualifications?

  • Rosenmops

    I wonder how Canadian – born people who want to join the Edmonton police department feel about this offer being given to to an unqualified foreigner.

    • lolwut?

      It’s been going on for so long it’s normal now.

      Vancouver however seems to be going a bit in the opposite direction
      after a long stretch of hiring 5 foot nothing, 90lbs soaking wet female cops.

      The VPD the last 10 years has been recruiting experienced police and Military from Ireland, Scotland, England and South Africa, even a few from Russia.

      A lot of cops in downtown Vancouver are HUGE.

    • JT

      Foreigner I agree with cause she’s American. But how do you know she’s unqualified?

  • EarlyBird

    I seriously thought of moving to Alberta after the student protest of 2012 added to Quebec’s taxation hell, but I’ll have to reconsider my intentions now. It seems to have gone a quick path to islamization in a short time, election of that fruity mayor in Calgary, appeasing asslifters, now the NDP.

    • Rosenmops

      Not looking good.

    • lolwut?

      If you’re looking for work, you can expect something like this in Alberta.


      There was another story of some African guy using a blowtorch to remove ice
      from tanks of extremely combustible liquids.

      • EarlyBird

        Consistent why how I’ve seen their relatives use university dorms kitchens.

        I guess I should be grateful to have lived in these places, after all they’ve made me into the racist I am today.

        • lolwut?

          It’s the Somalians in Alberta that are dangerous, the nigerians, kenyans and Congolese that make up a lot of the imported workers in Alberta
          are just plain African mud hut village idiots…

          • JT

            Well you sound like a redneck, cousin-screwing, hillbilly to me. So, you’re kind of like their equivalent in your race! 😀 Aww you must be so happy to have something in common with these “village idiots”.

          • lolwut?

            When Africans land a man on the moon, then we can talk.

            yeeee haaaaww!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Are we going to allow non-citizens to carry sidearms?

  • marty_p

    Considering the average IQ in Somalia is in the 70’s – due to all the first cousin marriages – let me guess, a special exemption will be made when she flunks the testing.

    • lolwut?

      They’ll just do what many police and fire services have done, lower the bar for entry
      and adjust the tests so they do pass.

    • JT

      You’e clearly uneducated. Please tape your mouth shut before you go around making more people stupid with your “words”.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Canada neither wants nor needs her.
    Do not let her cross the border.

    • JT

      I want her here.

  • Ruka

    These r the most sterotypical bigoted bulls hit comments I have ever read… shame on u all …get over ur selves and ur fear of Islam ….u all cast a prejudice racist shadow of my beautiful diverse country

  • Snow

    WOW!!!. These comments are unbelievably and disgustingly ignorant. It’s negative comments such as these that decrease humanity’s chance at being civilized and unified. Please educate yourselves appropriately about the people whom you speak illy of. No matter what race or religion these people associate with, you don’t know them personally and therefore have no right to speak about them in such a degrading and disrespectful manner

    • Oh, bugger off. Nobody cares about your need to display how breathtakingly politically correct you are. Two other trolls were deleted from this thread and you will be too if you keep it up.

    • Why don’t you read some Ayaan Hirsi Ali and actually learn something – “educate yourself”, as you put it – about how vibrantly diverse, “civilized”, open-minded and pro-woman Somali-Muslim culture is. I’m not necessarily crazy about all the language used on this particular thread, but I’ll tell you something, I would not want a Somali Muslim of either sex responding to a domestic violence call. And if she wants to be a cop she has to wear a cop uniform just like all the other cops.

      Come up with a rational defense of your rather inchoate position – or attitude, really – rather than just typing ‘Wow!!! You’re so ignorant!”