Police Captain Faces Disciplinary Action

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Captain Paul Fields

Okla. Police Captain Transferred for Refusing to Attend Muslim Event

Via TheBlaze, a Tulsa, OK police captain has filed a lawsuit against a superior after he was transferred following his refusal to attend a Muslim event. According to him, ordering him to attend the event was a violation of his religious convictions, and transferring him was religious retaliation.
Capt. Paul Fields is currently under internal investigation for refusing an order to send officers to the Islamic Society of Tulsa’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day held at a local mosque.
“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,” Fields wrote in an internal police department memo obtained by Fox News.
“I have no problem with officers attending on a voluntary basis; however, I take exception to requiring officers to attend this event,” Fields wrote in an e-mail to his superior officer again obtained by Fox News. “I believe this directive to be an unlawful order, as it is in direct conflict with my personal religious convictions.”
Deputy Chief Daryl Webster to Captain Paul Fields explaining that the order to send officers had nothing to do with religion.  “Since you are not required to participate or assist in any religious observance, make any expression of belief, or adopt any belief system, this meeting is a secular law enforcement function that happens to take place at a venue associated with a religious belief,” Webster stated.
An Islamic Society of Tulsa spokesperson told KOKI that the event was meant to say “thank you” to the police for investigating a threat made to the establishment.  But complicating Webster’s claims that the event was non-religious is a promotional flyer saying the event would include “presentations” on “beliefs, human rights, and women.” Attendees would also be able to watch a Muslim prayer service and take a tour of the mosque.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, didn’t hesitate to label the incident an example of “anti-Muslim bigotry.”
Gary Allison, a professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law, said the case poses a dilemma. “It is true that individuals have their own religious beliefs and that they come to their workplace with their own religious beliefs,” Allison said. “The question is, how far can an employer go to require people to go against their religious beliefs for something to do the job that they are supposed to do?”
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0 responses to “Police Captain Faces Disciplinary Action

  1. This is a demonstration of the Islamic “missionary” theology known as Da’wah. In practice, it is basically an outreach to non-Muslims, to introduce them to Allah, and the prophet Muhammad.
    This is a program that should be familiar to anyone who knows anything at all about the seeker-friendly church movement. Get ’em in the door,
    then give them the treatment.
    Motivational speakers call this – “rolling bodies.” Interesting that the seeker-friendly church usually creates false converts – Da’wah creates converts in a false religion. As author Avi Lipkin states: Islam is not a religion – it is a psychosis.

     
  2. I am squarely on Capt. Fields side here, as this smells of political correctness run amok, and I don’t have to tell you all how I feel about that BS.
    -Dave

     
  3. Sage:
    Avi Lipkin is one smart and principled man. He’s loaded with information about the fraud known as Obama and validates the birther’s assumptions.

     
    • Not only is Avi Lipkin brilliant, but also a prolific author. He writes under the pseudonym Victor Mordecai. He has what I call penetrating intellect, as do many Ashkenazi Jews. Alas, he does not recognize Jeshua, but The Word of God says that all of Israel will know Him, even though they have been “blinded in part.”

       
  4. Cut to the grit,,,if this guy had been MUSLIM..and refused to go to Christian event …wait are they even allowed now??????? would this be an issue for the mismedia????????good gosh do the bloggers know who will tolerate them next year???????hint take a look at Libyia.

     

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