Police Captain Suspended Without Pay
He refused to attend proselytizing event at Muslim Brotherhood-connected Islamic center
Support Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields for Saying "NO" to Islam
Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was recently demoted and 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!
Please read and sign our petition calling for his reinstatement, and then forward it to everyone you know. Let’s expose to America the unconstitutional and politically correct actions of Captain Fields’ superiors!
At the appropriate time we will hand deliver the petition to the Tulsa police department. If the response to the petition is strong enough, we’ll hold a rally and news conference in front of police headquarters to put the heat on them.
This is the first phase in a broader campaign we are planning over the next several weeks to pressure the city of Tulsa. Because if the Tulsa police department’s leadership can get away with this, what’s next? Requiring all government officials to attend Friday services at a local mosque?
IMAM, BASEBALL AND APPLE PIE
Policeman sues over orders to attend Islamic prayer
City accused of being 'complicit' in Muslim Brotherhood jihad plan
Posted: March 23, 2011
9:24 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
Chief Charles Jordan
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.
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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.
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"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."
The issue also is the subject of a lawsuit in Michigan, where city officials in Dearborn are accused of allowing Shariah to be used to block Christians from discussing their faith at the city-sponsored Arab Fest. Under Shariah, it is illegal for a Muslim to convert to another faith.
The March edition of "Whistleblower" magazine, titled "Know Thine Enemy," also shows how the Muslim Brotherhood, – "the shadowy, transnational Islamist parent organization of al-Qaida and Hamas – is committed not only to filling the growing leadership vacuum in the Arab world, but also, through its many proxies within the U.S., to impose the Quran and Shariah law right here in America."
The report reveals details about key U.S. front organizations for Shariah, about the Muslim Brotherhood's "project" for North America, how Muslim groups are influencing judges, members of Congress and others and how Barack Obama's "appointments, statements, lawsuits" show "a strong and troubling affinity for Islam."
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."
The Thomas More Law Center, which already is involved in other litigation defending the religious freedom of Christians as well as "countering the infiltration of radical Muslims in America," said it was working with Tulsa attorney Scott Wood to defend Fields' "constitutional right not to become a propaganda prop for the local mosque."
Police officers on Islamic website
Fields had responded to the order to appear for the tour, prayer and other mosque events with a written notice stating: "Please consider this email my official notification to the Tulsa Police Department and the city of Tulsa that I intend not to follow this directive, nor require any of my subordinates to do so if they share similar religioius convictions."
Webster then ordered Fields into a meeting where he was handed an order transferring him to the Mingo Valley Division, an area known for drug activity, as well as a notification of an internal investigation of Fields.
The lawsuit explains that the Tulsa Islamic Society is "Shariah-adherent," meaning that it teaches Islamic law must control "all matters of life, politics, and religious law."
"Consequently, the religion of Islam is not merely one segment of life; it regulates life completely, from the social and the political to the diplomatic, economic, and military. The combination of religion and politics as a unified, indefeasible whole is the foundation of Islam, an inseparable political/religious doctrine of Islamic governments, and the basis of Muslim loyalties. In this respect, the theo-political doctrine of Islam is contrary to the dictates of the First Amendment's religion clauses," the lawsuit explains.
"In an Islamic context there is no such thing as a separate secular authority and secular law, since religion and state are one. Essentially, the Islamic state as conceived by orthodox Muslims is a religious entity established under divine law."
The suit notes that under Islam, there are members of the House of Islam and "infidels," whom it teaches eventually all will submit to Islam.
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."
And the Tulsa organization has had featured speakers including Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who is "a Shariah-adherent Muslim who promotes the destruction of Western civilization and the creation of an Islamic caliphate," according to the lawsuit.
"Defendants have never forced under penalty of adverse employment consequences any officer in the police department to attend any event involving Christianity or a Christian church that was not a call for service nor organized by the City Police Department as a function of Community Policing," the lawsuit said. "Defendants actions … favored the religious beliefs and convictions of Muslims over those of non-Muslims."
The requirement also created a government sponsorship of Islam, the complaint said.
The suit cites alleged violations of the First Amendment freedom exercise of religion, freedom of association, the establishment clause and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.
"The city of Tulsa police department and its highest ranking officials are not only willfully blind to the threat that Shariah (Islamic law) poses in their own community, they are willfully blind to the fundamental rights that our very own Constitution provides to its American citizens, including Capt. Fields," said Robert Muise, senior trial counsel for the TMLC. "In effect, as the amended complaint sets out in greater detail, the city's police department and its officials are unwittingly complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood's 'civilization jihadist' process, to the detriment of one of its most loyal and competent police officers."
In a recent commentary, David Kupelian, editor of Whistleblower magazine, noted that President Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, recently downplayed the influence and ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood, referring to the "dedicated Islamist group" as "largely secular."
"Since the Obama administration apparently has such a difficult time thinking logically about anything, let's reduce the facts of Shariah and the Muslim Brotherhood down to a simple, inescapable, purely logical syllogism: Shariah – Islamic law – is unspeakably cruel, barbaric and inhuman," he explained. "The Muslim Brotherhood is unalterably dedicated to imposing Shariah on the entire world, with a special emphasis on America. Therefore, the Muslim Brotherhood is America's enemy."
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What if a Muslim police officer had been ordered to attend an event at a synagogue?
Have you signed our petition yet on behalf of Captain
Paul Fields? If not, here’s why Captain Fields needs
you to do so.
Imagine what would have happened if the Tulsa Police Chief ordered a Muslim police officer to attend a “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” at a local synagogue.
Not just any such “appreciation day,” but one that took place during Saturday Sabbath services, which the Muslim officer was required to observe.
One that also included lectures on Jewish beliefs that the Muslim officer had to attend.
Imagine what would have happened if the Muslim officer had refused and had been demoted and suspended without pay.
The ACLU would have been on the scene in a flash.
The New York Times would have run a front page story about how the police chief’s order was not only insensitive but violated the constitutional rights of the officer. The story would have been picked up by media outlets across the country.
The officer would have been hailed a hero on university campuses and the police chief and police department would have been vilified.
At some point, probably very early on, the police chief would have relented—or would have been fired. The mayor would be holding news conferences assuring America that Tulsa believes in diversity and that ordering a Muslim police officer to attend such an event during the Jewish services was a mistake.
But none of this is happening for Captain Paul Fields, because here’s the politically incorrect truth: Fields refused to attend such an event, not at a synagogue or church, but at a local Islamic center tied to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Our friends at The Thomas More Law Center have taken his case, and they have very good attorneys who have an excellent track record. We are therefore optimistic Captain Fields’ constitutional rights will ultimately be upheld. But who can predict how judges will rule?
In the meantime there is no New York Times coverage. No national news coverage. No ACLU. No outrage on college campuses.
So it comes down to us. ACT! for America.
Captain Fields’ predicament illustrates why Brigitte Gabriel founded ACT! for America.
To be a voice against political correctness, radical Islam, and stealth jihad.
Chalk one up for freedom of speech, victory over political correctness and victory over the appeasement of radical Islam.
Dutch MP Geert Wilders has finally been vindicated
How ironic that in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” Tulsa police captain Paul Fields was demoted and suspended after he refused to attend an Islamic proselytizing event.
We believe one thing Wilders would say to us is this: The silent capitulation by too many of the Dutch people led to an environment in his country where exercising freedom of speech could lead to one’s arrest.
We believe he would warn us that, if we stand idly and quietly by while a law enforcement officer is demoted and suspended for exercising his constitutional rights, we play right into the hands of those who want for America what Gilders has been fighting in the Netherlands.
THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2011
Wilders not guilty on all charges
Thursday 23 June 2011
MP Geert Wilders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination by a court in Amsterdam.
The court ruled that some of Wilders' statements were insulting, shocking and on the edge of legal acceptability, but that they were made in the broad context of a political and social debate on the multi-cultural society.
The chief judge took some 20 minutes to dismiss the charges one by one, speaking in clear, non-legal language. There was applause from the public gallery when he had finished his statement.
The public prosecution department earlier joined Wilders’ legal team in calling for a not-guilty verdict, saying certain statements by the PVV party leader were insulting, but not criminal.
The department was forced to take the case by the high court after anti-racism campaigners protested at its refusal to prosecute Wilders.
The case began on October 4 last year, but collapsed after three weeks when a special legal panel ruled the judges may have shown partiality following a string of legal blunders. New judges were then sworn in and the case was heard again this year.
Ben Smith’s column in Politico (below) reported late last week that CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has been stripped of its non-profit tax status by the IRS. What’s more, note CAIR’s less than candid explanations for what happened (highlighted below).
Among those who follow these matters it is common knowledge that CAIR has not filed its 990 non-profit tax return for the past three years.
We speculate one of the reasons CAIR has not done so is that CAIR does not want to disclose the foreign monies it receives. Such a disclosure would then confirm that CAIR is in violation of the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
It would appear that CAIR was more willing to give up its non-profit tax status than reveal that it is in violation of federal law.
We say it’s about time for a congressional investigation of CAIR.
June 23, 2011
CAIR loses nonprofit status
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has lost its nonprofit status, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
The civil rights group, long accused of ties to radical Islam, is on a list of 275,000 organizations who have not filed the requisite paperwork with the IRS to maintain nonprofit status. Tax law requires annual disclosure of assets, expenditures and salaries for 501(c) nonprofits. Both CAIR and sister organization CAIR Foundation have lost their status.
A CAIR attorney initially told POLITICO that its appearance on the IRS list referred to a defunct arm of the nonprofit, and that CAIR and CAIR foundation were unaffected -- a claim that a review of the IRS documents did not support. CAIR then told POLITICO the IRS was to blame, citing a number of other errors that have occurred on the IRS list. However, CAIR could not produce their IRS disclosure forms for 2007 through 2010 -- which are required to be open for public inspection.
"We are looking into all of these issues and are working with the IRS to clear things up," CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper told POLITICO. "CAIR was clearly not targeted or singled in any way by the IRS."
CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a landmark terrorism financing trial in Texas. Some Islamic charities facing federal investigations have been advised by attorneys not to file IRS paperwork for legal reasons, but there is no evidence that CAIR is currently the target of a federal probe.
One of the planks of our ten point “Citizens Appeal to the 112th Congress,” which we delivered earlier this year, was a call for stronger enforcement of the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).
There is ample evidence that CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has solicited and received funding from foreign entities. Because CAIR frequently attempts to influence public policy and public officials, and because of the evidence that it has received millions in foreign funding, in August, 2010, we sent a letter to the Justice Department asking for a formal investigation of CAIR and its alleged violations of FARA.
You’ll be shocked to learn that we received no response.
So we turned our attention to Congress, and we’re pleased to pass along the Fox News story below in which Congressman Frank Wolf calls for an investigation of CAIR’s foreign funding sources.
Virginia Rep. Wolf Requests IRS Probe Into CAIR Donations in Light of Filing Problem
Published June 28, 2011
Rep. Frank Wolf speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill Jan. 18.
A Virginia congressman wants the IRS to investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a major Muslim advocacy group -- after its tax-exempt status was revoked over an apparent problem with its paperwork.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., in a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, requested an investigation into whether the group "may have violated U.S. law in soliciting or accepting money from foreign governments or agents" during the period when CAIR "failed" to file required forms to the IRS.
It's unclear exactly what CAIR failed to file. The group was included earlier this month on a list of 275,000 organizations that the IRS said were losing tax-exempt status because they did not file annual reports for three consecutive years as required by law.
Reached for comment last week, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper described the matter as a "technical paperwork issue" and said CAIR was trying to sort it out with the IRS.
Hooper told FoxNews.com that the organization's accountant says CAIR "filed promptly in the last several years." He said the status problem stems from "questions" over filings dating back to 2006 or 2007.
"We'll be doing whatever's necessary ... to rectify the situation," Hooper said.
But Wolf cited concern about the possibility of CAIR improperly seeking foreign donations. His request to Shulman cited a purported letter from CAIR Director Nihad Awad to Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi in 2009 asking for his support in launching a "Muslim Peace Foundation" -- that letter would have been sent long before Qaddafi launched attacks on his own people, triggering a NATO-led military campaign to protect civilians. CAIR officials have since come out against Qaddafi.
Wolf also claimed to have "information" indicating CAIR representatives "may have" traveled to Sudan to seek donations from President Omar Bashir.
"I am concerned that Awad and CAIR may be soliciting -- and receiving -- funds from other unsavory foreign governments and organizations, including some that may be sponsors of terror," Wolf wrote.
The required IRS annual reports typically include information about a group's donations and other sources of revenue, as well as expenses, activities, investments and compensation of employees. Revenue information would include a breakdown of how much money is coming from various sources like membership dues and fundraising events, but not necessarily information on specific donors.
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