I just find it hard to believe that is a Muslim officer were ordered to attend a Christian proselytizing event, or a Jewish proselytizing, any Christian or Jewish event, that the Muslim would not have a problem with it, and we would be reading about how this offended his rights and it was wrong to order him/her to attend such a planned event.
The cops in my town have to go to community meetings all the time. You can call and arrange for a detective and beat cop to come to your building or block and have a discussion about crime prevention or listen to citizens' concerns. Cops go to schools and do little presentations for kids, etc., etc.But an official capacity would be crime investigation or something along the lines of doing the job of protecting citizens and so on.
This was a community policing event, something cops go to, at least in areas I know, all the time.
Then he doesn't get to keep his job - which is his perogative, but same as an er dr. doesn't get to not help someone he doesn't feel like, the cop doesn't get to choose his assignments.If it would affect his conscience by going, then he is right not to go.
A petition campaign organized by ACT! for America already has collected tens of thousands of signatures in support of Fields. The organization, run by global Islamic terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel, is planning to present the petition signatures to officials in Tulsa on behalf of the officer.
The petition states: "We the undersigned are outraged that Captain Paul Fields was demoted and suspended without pay for refusing to attend a 'Law Enforcement Appreciation Day' at the Islamic Society of Tulsa, which was nothing more than an Islamic proselytizing event."
The day "had nothing to do with any official police function. It clearly fell outside of the police department's policy on community policing, and based on comments made by police department officials in a closed door meeting, it was not 'community outreach' as it has been previously portrayed," the law firm explained.
"Rather, it included a mosque tour, meetings with local Muslims and Muslim leadership, observing a 'weekly prayer service,' and lectures on Islamic 'beliefs,'" the Thomas More Law Center explained. "The event was scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2011 – Friday being the 'holy day' or 'Sabbath' for Islam. In fact, the event was originally voluntary, but when not enough officers were willing to attend, it became mandatory."
According to the new Tulsa lawsuit, images of some police officers appeared later in a publicity photograph used by the mosque to promote "Islam classes for Non-Muslims."
Thus, the "Appreciation Day" was no more than an opportunity "to promote what Shariah-adherents such as the Muslim Brotherhood have described as 'civilization jihad,'" the lawsuit said.
The complaint also notes the Tulsa organization is affiliated with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America – both "unindicted, co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial."
ISNA, the case explains, is the "largest Muslim brotherhood front in North America."
Yes... however, if we look at a reputable source -
So Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held, as the name does suggest, to thank the officers in the community for their service and give them snacks. How DARE they!The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held March 4 at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Jordan has said the Islamic Society scheduled the event to show its appreciation for the officers' response to a threat against it. Officers have attended past events at that location.
There's not stir over the event. One guy refused to go, got suspended and this, along with mis"reporting" of the event, caused a stir.
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