Below is a communique by the Council of Islamic American Relations (CAIR)
Los Angeles regarding an event last week with various Southern California
police agencies. Once again, LA Sheriff Lee Baca and LAPD have allowed
themselves to be used as stooges for CAIR and other Islamist organizations
to trash fellow law enforcement agencies, such as NYPD, specifically mentioned above, and theFBI, which used the training matreials that CAIR objected to.
This is outrageous, and one can only hope that the heads of NYPD and FBI makeformal inter-agency complaints to the LAPD and LASD asking why they areallowing themselves to be used to trash the agencies they are supposed to beworking with for the benefit of CAIR.I say shame on every Southern California police agency that participated inthis event. They are stabbing their brother law enforcement agencies in theback.
(LOS ANGELES, CA, 6/21/12) – The Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC), along with Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and the department’s Muslim Community Affairs Unit, last week held a one-of-a kind training conference for Southern California law enforcement agencies.SEE: LA County Sheriff Department’s Muslim Community Affairs Unithttp://la-sheriff.org/sites/muslimoutreach_new/about.htmlThe daylong conference, titled “The Muslim Community and Law Enforcement” and held at the IMAN Center, attracted more than 100 law enforcement personnel and featured sessions on dispelling myths about Islam and Muslims, community outreach and engagement and countering violent extremism. Participating agencies included the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Redondo Beach Police Department, Glendale Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and several other police departments. A message by Janet Napolitano, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, was also shared at the conference.The conference, meant to promote and enhance understanding between law enforcement and Muslims, comes at a critical time, amid reports of widespread spying of American Muslims by the New York Police Department and the use of anti-Islam materials in law enforcement trainings.CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush, Deputy Executive Director/Staff Attorney Ameena Mirza Qazi and Government Relations Coordinator Adel Syed participated in the conference.In a statement, Ayloush said:“This ongoing critical dialogue and partnership between Southern California law enforcement agencies and our state’s Muslim community sets an example for the rest of the nation to emulate. Like all Americans, Muslims are partners in making our communities safe and vibrant. Conferences such as this one reinforce the need for qualified trainers who can accurately educate about Islam and Muslims, and help prevent unwarranted suspicion of a segment of our country based solely on religion.”MAHSC was founded in 2006 by Los Angeles Area Muslim leaders to build an effective partnership between the LA county sheriff's department and American Muslims and to help strengthen our nation’s security. The group’s activities include conducting community town hall meetings, trainings and seminars, presentations at Islamic schools, and tours of sheriff’s facilities.The organization is comprised of the following member organizations:Bilal Islamic Center, Council of Pakistan-American Affairs, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Greater Los Angeles Area, Iranian American Muslim Association of North America, Islamic Center of Hawthorne, Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, Islamic Center of South Bay, Islamic Center of Southern California, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muslim American Society, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation.CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.