Friday 22 June 2018
News ID: 39717
Publish Date: 19 May 2017 - 21:24

THE HAGUE (AFP) -- Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarves, Dutch media reported Friday.
At least six major political parties are against plans from Commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg to introduce Islamic headscarves to women's uniforms as part of a recruitment drive to diversify law enforcement in the Dutch capital. Aalbersberg on Thursday said he wanted to boost multiculturalism among Amsterdam's police, saying he wanted at least half of all new recruits in the tourist hotspot to come from a non-Dutch background.

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