Compass in cell shows Muslims the East

12th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – Islamic arrestees who are being held at the Segbroek police station in The Hague have a compass in their cell. This way they can always check which way is east so that they know which direction to face when praying. A spokesperson for the police confirmed this on Thursday after a report in the AD.

12 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – Islamic arrestees who are being held at the Segbroek police station in The Hague have a compass in their cell. This way they can always check which way is east so that they know which direction to face when praying. A spokesperson for the police confirmed this on Thursday after a report in the AD.

The compass is painted on the ceiling of the cells. An employee at the Segbroek station recently saw the compass on the ceiling of cells at another police station. He thought it was such a good idea that he proposed providing the compass on the ceilings of cells at his police station as well.

Other police stations in the Haaglanden police district may follow suit, but no decision to that effect has been made, the spokesperson said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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