ACLU Defends Forcing Cop to Attend Mosque’s Islamic Service

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Flip the table. Imagine a Muslim police officer objected to entering an Evangelical church or pro-Israel synagogue. The ACLU would be there foaming at the mouth.

An appeals court has ruled that the rights of an Oklahoma police captain that was punished in 2010 for refusing to attend an Islamic service were not violated.

As previously reported, three years ago, Captain Paul Fields was ordered to attend “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” which was hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa at a local mosque. The event, held on an Islamic holy day, was to include a tour of the mosque, an Islamic prayer service, lectures on the Islamic faith and meetings with local Muslim leaders.

“This event is not a police ‘call for service,’ which I would readily respond to as required by my oath of office,” Fields wrote in an email. “It is my opinion, and that of my legal counsel, that forcing me to enter a mosque when it is not directly related to a police call for service is a violation of my civil rights.”

The ACLU, a former Communist front group which some people occasionally confuse with a civil rights organization, has a message for Fields.

Imagine a police officer refusing to guard a Sikh temple, give a presentation on safety and crime prevention at a Catholic elementary school, conduct foot patrols in a neighborhood with a large Orthodox Jewish population, or come to the aid of an injured woman wearing a hijab.

Only one of these scenarios is remotely relevant. Fields has already said that he would have no problem responding to duty calls. The issue was an Islam promotion event. The ACLU has chosen to argue that Muslims are not obligated to violate their religion, but Christians are.

  • Veracious_one

    …issue was an Islam promotion event.”

    It was enforced dawah, the proselytizing of Islam, the policeman was being forced to accept Islam. The choice of which religious services you attend is a personal and private matter, his bosses took away his freedom of choice. Were there any Muslim policemen who were forced to attend church services at a Catholic church?

    • haveittodayray

      You are correct. How can we
      tell any difference between a so called peaceful Muslim or Mosque? Almost
      impossible to tell due to “Taqivya” that is found in the Quran.

      Did you know
      that Anwar Awlaki was thought to be
      a moderate Muslim?

      We have
      yet to learn from the tragedy of 9/11. After over a decade of violence and
      terror from Islam, it has not been resolved. Ayaan Hirsi Ali perhaps said it
      best, “Violence is inherent in
      Islam”. It must be noted that Ayaan has won every single debate on the
      subject as to whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. It is not. She speaks from experience as a former Muslim, and
      speaks out against radical Islam and Sharia Law. She has been accused of hate
      speech and has death threats on her life, merely for telling the truth.

      There was a time when our government thought that Anwar Awlaki
      (American born terrorist and Iman preacher
      at a Virginia Mosque and main recruiter for al Qaeda) was a moderate Muslim,
      and actually invited him to speak to members of Congress and our military
      officers.

      He had them all fooled, using taqiyya (The practice
      of concealing one’s beliefs in dangerous circumstances originates in the Qur’an, which deems blameless those who disguise
      their beliefs in such cases.[8] The practice of taqiyya in difficult
      circumstances is considered legitimate by Muslims of various sects. Practically, taqiyya is any form of lying, deceit,
      misleading, half-truths or related practices condoned by Islamic doctrine to
      further the growth of Islam or to protect the individual from harm.
      Taqiyya is one of the reasons we are “surprised” by acts of violence
      or terror from those previously considered to be “moderate”
      Muslims. .”

      In other words
      it is OK for Muslims to lie to accomplish
      their mission. He was an American born
      terrorist who incited English speaking Muslims to commit terrorist acts. He
      preached to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers and was linked with Nidal Hassan who
      committed the Fort Hood massacre. Awlaki preached a hateful ideology an
      inciting violence against America and a leader of Al Qaeda.

      A good friend of Anwar Awlaki is Ism Suhaib Webb who worked alongside of Awlaki and also joined al
      Qaeda. Where do you think Ism Sahib Webb
      is today, almost too shocking to believe but
      he teaches the future of Muslim leadership in America at a college in
      Claremont, California called Bayan
      College (Bayan known for Honest Man?) How pathetic and perhaps dangerous?

      Why he was even allowed back into the United States for his
      known terrorist connections why was he
      not arrested let alone teaches at a college? He apparently has convinced
      the government that he is a moderate Muslim, (will we never learn that for Islam it’s OK to lie?) Just Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” their
      doctrine to destroy America from within by stealth jihad, lies and deception just
      like Anwar Awlaki, who had the majority of our governments convinced, he was
      just a moderate Muslim.

      Anwar Awlaki, the
      leader of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone attack by President Obama. Authorized
      drone attack on 9/20/2011.

      The mainstream news
      has no idea that this man “Ism Suhaib
      Webb” is now teaching at Bayan College, nor do they care. Also on the staff,
      is Salam Al Marayati, who has
      defended terrorist acts and the groups that carry them out? Dr. Asifa Quraishi Landes who defends
      Sharia law is also on the staff there.

      All are so called Islam scholars and moderates just like
      Anwar Awlaki led us to believe. Perhaps
      this college should be investigated, or at least the entire faculty
      investigated. What kind of peaceful
      moderate Muslims leaders are being taught there? We need to see what is really
      being taught there, before we have another “clone” of Anwar Awlaki in America.
      What is your thoughts America? Please comment.

  • Habbgun

    It always seems to apply. Islam and the Left are one. Pushing a particular religion onto others is only wrong when infidels do it.

  • wileyvet

    I wonder if the officer got to hear pithy little sayings like this?
    Q009.111 God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than God? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.
    Or this one:
    Q004.091 Others you will find that wish to gain your confidence as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them: In their case We have provided you with a clear argument against them.
    Or how about this one?
    Q033.061 They shall have a curse on them: whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain (without mercy).

  • YouHateMe

    Fast forward to this time: “Accept the mark of the Beast and worship him or die.”

  • liz

    I seem to remember reading that there are quite a few Muslims involved in the ACLU these days. What a coincidence…

  • candyman49

    F**k islam, F**k the ACLU, this cop is not obligated to do anything

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Because the ACLU is about collectivism, not individual liberty.

  • SoCalMike

    ACLU-”The former communist front group some confuse with a civil rights organization.”
    The single word in the sentence I take issue with is “former.”
    Sublime.

  • afftongrown

    Didn’t this officer have anyone at his side defending his choice?

  • oneteedoffpatriot

    Does anyone need any more proof that the ACLU is only about destroying America?

  • Kristin Philips

    Make a Muslim cop attend a Catholic mass and see what happens… The ACLU has such double standards. This infuriates me.

  • Elana Rose Starr

    Chief Chuck Jordan made a huge error by insisting that Capt. Fields attend the gathering and then meting out severe punishment when he refused. First, Chief Jordan’s actions have surely alienated the conservatives in the community, and he has also embroiled the police department in what is no doubt an expensive lawsuit, which taxpayers are going to have to pay for, further fomenting citizens’ ire. Thus, instead of building a sense of community, Jordan is fomenting a sense of divisiveness.

  • jmstalk

    The ACLU has just shown its true colors. This is the most egregious ruling I have ever heard. How do we remove judges from office? What is the process? It is time.

  • haveittodayray

    How can we
    tell any difference between a so called peaceful Muslim or Mosque? Almost
    impossible to tell due to “Taqivya” that is found in the Quran.

    Did you know
    that Anwar Awlaki was thought to be
    a moderate Muslim?

    We have
    yet to learn from the tragedy of 9/11. After over a decade of violence and
    terror from Islam, it has not been resolved. Ayaan Hirsi Ali perhaps said it
    best, “Violence is inherent in
    Islam”. It must be noted that Ayaan has won every single debate on the
    subject as to whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. It is not. She speaks from experience as a former Muslim, and
    speaks out against radical Islam and Sharia Law. She has been accused of hate
    speech and has death threats on her life, merely for telling the truth.

    There was a time when our government thought that Anwar Awlaki
    (American born terrorist and Iman preacher
    at a Virginia Mosque and main recruiter for al Qaeda) was a moderate Muslim,
    and actually invited him to speak to members of Congress and our military
    officers.

    He had them all fooled, using taqiyya (The practice
    of concealing one’s beliefs in dangerous circumstances originates in the Qur’an, which deems blameless those who disguise
    their beliefs in such cases.[8] The practice of taqiyya in difficult
    circumstances is considered legitimate by Muslims of various sects. Practically, taqiyya is any form of lying, deceit,
    misleading, half-truths or related practices condoned by Islamic doctrine to
    further the growth of Islam or to protect the individual from harm.
    Taqiyya is one of the reasons we are “surprised” by acts of violence
    or terror from those previously considered to be “moderate”
    Muslims. .”

    In other words
    it is OK for Muslims to lie to accomplish
    their mission. He was an American born
    terrorist who incited English speaking Muslims to commit terrorist acts. He
    preached to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers and was linked with Nidal Hassan who
    committed the Fort Hood massacre. Awlaki preached a hateful ideology an
    inciting violence against America and a leader of Al Qaeda.

    A good friend of Anwar Awlaki is Ism Suhaib Webb who worked alongside of Awlaki and also joined al
    Qaeda. Where do you think Ism Sahib Webb
    is today, almost too shocking to believe but
    he teaches the future of Muslim leadership in America at a college in
    Claremont, California called Bayan
    College (Bayan known for Honest Man?) How pathetic and perhaps dangerous?

    Why he was even allowed back into the United States for his
    known terrorist connections why was he
    not arrested let alone teaches at a college? He apparently has convinced
    the government that he is a moderate Muslim, (will we never learn that for Islam it’s OK to lie?) Just Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” their
    doctrine to destroy America from within by stealth jihad, lies and deception just
    like Anwar Awlaki, who had the majority of our governments convinced, he was
    just a moderate Muslim.

    Anwar Awlaki, the
    leader of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone attack by President Obama. Authorized
    drone attack on 9/20/2011.

    The mainstream news
    has no idea that this man “Ism Suhaib
    Webb” is now teaching at Bayan College, nor do they care. Also on the staff,
    is Salam Al Marayati, who has
    defended terrorist acts and the groups that carry them out? Dr. Asifa Quraishi Landes who defends
    Sharia law is also on the staff there.

    All are so called Islam scholars and moderates just like
    Anwar Awlaki led us to believe. Perhaps
    this college should be investigated, or at least the entire faculty
    investigated. What kind of peaceful
    moderate Muslims leaders are being taught there? We need to see what is really
    being taught there, before we have another “clone” of Anwar Awlaki in America.
    What is your thoughts America? Please comment.