Bedfordshire Police deletes 'IS-style' finger tweets

Bedfordshire Police deletes 'IS-style' finger tweets
 

Bedfordshire Police deleted social media posts about Islamophobia after it emerged a logo was similar to a hand gesture popular with Islamic militants.
Islamophobia Awareness Month is run by charity Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend).
Mend says the logo of a finger pointing upwards signifies the "oneness of God in Islamic prayer ritual".
However, in recent years it has also been used by so-called Islamic State militants in propaganda images.
Bedfordshire Police initially tweeted its support for the campaign using the logo before later removing the posts.
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16 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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