Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was recently suspended for two weeks without pay because, according to the WorldNetDaily story below (highlights added), he refused to attend a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa"”an event that was nothing more than Islamic proselytizing.
As you read the story below, we're sure you'll feel as outraged as we are by this assault on Captain Fields' rights!
A Tulsa, Okla., police captain is suing his chief and the city after he was demoted and targeted by an internal investigation for refusing orders to attend an event featuring lessons in Islam, a tour and a prayer service at a mosque linked to an unindicted co-conspirator in a terror financing trial.
The legal action has been brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields.
Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. WND requests for comment did not generate a response from the defendants.
The lawsuit focuses on the officer's constitutional and civil rights, and besides a resolution of Fields' concerns, it seeks an injunction preventing "enforcement of defendants' unconstitutional acts, policies, practices, procedures and/or customs."
At issue is a solicitation by officials in the Tulsa Police Department for officers to attend a "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" organized by the Islamic Society of Tulsa. The invitation said the officers would be given tours of the mosque, meet the mosque's leadership, be given presentations of "beliefs, human rights, women" and "watch the 2-2:45 weekly congregational prayer service."
While at first the police administration's recommendation for attendance at the event appeared to be voluntary "“ there was a voluntary signup list "“ the law firm said when officers refused to respond, the managers made it a required 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, 20011 "“ 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."
Invitation to prayers
The lawsuit alleges, "The event held by the Islamic Society involved Islamic proselytizing. The Islamic Society event was advertised as including Islamic proselytizing, and it in fact resulted in the proselytizing of city police officers who attended the event."
The issue of Islamic law, or Shariah, infiltration into the United States is drawing increasing attention. Several state legislative efforts already have developed, including in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, to prevent judges from applying Shariah, which includes penalties such as beheading for leaving Islam, in the government's court systems.
Last year in Oklahoma, voters with a 70-percent majority approved such a ban, but U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange blocked it after the Council on American-Islamic Relations argued the move was "anti-Islam."
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with the following:
I am writing to you regarding the actions of an Anglican vicar who is currently in Malaysia, being hosted by a Far Right political outfit.
I would like to draw your attention to the facts outlined in this article: http://bit.ly/lvzE7v
Reverend Doctor Stephen Sizer is the incumbent of Christ Church Virginia Water, and will be acting as Locum Rural Dean in September and October 2011, in the deanery of Runnymede.
In his capacity as an Anglican vicar, and his role as an international speaker, Sizer is presenting a heavily-politicised message which he considers to be Christian.
Yet Sizer's associations with various anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers, his encouraging of political protests outside of synagogues on Jewish high holy days, and his theological and political views on Israel, are cause for concern.
His appearance with a Malaysian Far Right outfit is but the latest in a long line of controversial statements and actions.
Only recently, Rev. Sizer suggested that Colonel Gaddafi and his son are linked to the USA and Israel by "Jewish blood", which explains their wicked politics: http://bit.ly/ekSrGT
These concerns about Rev. Sizer are particularly felt by many in the Jewish community in the UK.
In the light of my message, I strongly encourage you to publicly speak out against Anglican clergymen aligning themselves with Far Right groups.
I await your response.
On May 4th, 2011 a "unity" agreement was signed in Cairo between Hamas and the ruling Fatah party. Hamas is an unrepentant terrorist organization, and is recognized as such by both the United States and the European Union. The Hamas charter not only calls for the violent destruction of Israel, but it advocates the murder of Jews wherever they might live.
We appreciated your statement at AIPAC's 2011 policy conference that your administration will continue to "demand that Hamas accept the basic responsibilities of peace
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This story in the L.A. Times is but one of many which report that if the Unites States had not vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank that it would have passed unanimously.
While we have been openly critical of the changes in U.S. policy toward Israel by current and past administrations, we think it important to applaud and affirm those times when they do the right thing. We encourage Christians, whenever possible, to not just contact the White House or political representatives to express outrage over bad decisions, but to make a concerted effort as in this case to tell them directly how much we appreciate their taking the right stand on behalf of Israel in spite of overwhelming opposition. It is important that we be as enthusiastic in our support of the right decisions as we are passionate in airing our concerns over the bad ones.
Please make use of this opportunity to provide our political leadership with a positive affirmation to further encourage them. The Internet makes it very easy to contact the White House, your Senators, or any member of the House of Representatives.
An enormous mosque could be built next to the Olympics site in Newham, East London, if a radical Islamist sect wins their planning appeal this week. The Tablighi Jamaat sect has been using the site as a mosque without planning permission for four years. They want to build a mega-mosque on the site with a capacity for 12,000 people.
12th January 2011
Yesterday, the Channel Five programme The Wright Stuff, presented by Matthew Wright, had a discussion about the case of Peter and Hazelmary Bull in which he abused and misrepresented the Christian faith.Ã‚Â There was no-one on the panel to put a contrary case as Wright sneered at the Old Testament and set about pontificating.Ã‚Â I have written about itÃ‚Â HERE where there is an easy link to see the programme.
Monday, 22 November, 2010, 16:37
"You are what you eat" - defending our right to non-sharia food
- Halal meat is from an animal killed and prepared in accordance with sharia, including Islamic prayer over the meat by a Muslim butcher. This meat is being sold at some of Britain's favourite supermarkets and is routinely served at some of Britain's most popular sporting venues, pubs, schools and hospitals, without the public's knowledge. The use of halal meat in the UK is increasing so fast that already most of the imported lamb on our shelves is halal.
- Halal, which means "˜permitted', also covers travel, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, finance and other areas.
- The spread of halal is often part of the commitment to Islamic mission (dawa) and the Islamisation of non-Muslim societies. The imposition of sharia practices on non-Muslims may be interpreted as an act of Islamic supremacy.
"Where there's smoke, there's fire."
For years there has been plenty of smoke around CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. In the past twelve months that smoke has thickened.
The United Nations Human Rights Council spends a great deal of its time condemning Israel while ignoring real human rights abuses. Recently, the Council approved a resolution endorsing the one-sided, biased report of Judge Richard Goldstone and accusing Israel of "War Crimes." This resolution will now be considered by the U.N. Security Council. Please sign the petition at the end of this short video that will be sent to President Obama and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council urging them to veto this biased resolution.
As always, thank you for your work in fighting bias against Israel.
Contact Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and your members of Congress today!
October 6, 2009
Kevin Jennings is an open homosexual who is now serving the Department of Education as President Obama's "Safe and Drug Free Schools" czar.