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CAIR demands that Sheriff withdraw law enforcement academy from terror training seminar.

The email for this article was deactivated after the seminar date.

The Council on American Islamic Relations sent out the following news release in part:

CAIR Asks NJ Sheriff to Reject Training by Islamophobe

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 10/27/15) - The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today announced that it has asked a sheriff in that state to disassociate his department from a November 2 training program featuring notorious Islamophobe Walid Shoebat.

[NOTE: CAIR-NJ sent similar requests to other local law enforcement agencies asking that officers not be reimbursed for the cost of Shoebat's training or be allowed to take the training during working hours.]

CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: Walid Shoebat

CAIR says the training event, "Know Your Enemy," is offered "for law enforcement only" by Courses Offering Police Specialization (C.O.P.S.) and is being advertised with Ocean County Police Academy contact information.

SEE: 'Know Your Enemy' Screen Shot

The academy is operated by the Ocean County Sheriff's Office in Toms River, N.J. A number of those associated with C.O.P.S. are also employed by local law enforcement agencies.

In a letter to Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy, CAIR-NJ Executive Director James R. Sues wrote in part:

"I respectfully request that your academy publicly disassociate itself from this event and that no in service training credit should be offered to any New Jersey law enforcement personnel who attend the event on their own time.

"Shoebat is perhaps the nation's most notorious Islamophobe....

Click here to read the full press release.

Is there any counter terrorism training seminar that CAIR would support or not have a problem with?

Sheriff Mastronardy currently serves as the Second Vice President of the Sheriff's Association of New Jersey (SANJ.) He is past president of the Ocean County Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association.

It is most troubling that the Council on American Islamic Relations is attempting to bully Sheriff Mastronardy and other law enforcement agencies to withdraw from a seminar that will provide valuable information to law enforcement to protect the public.   It is truly ironic that CAIR is so aggressively challenging the Ocean County Police Academy seminar given CAIR’s history and agenda:

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to Sheriff Mastronardy, Ocean County Police Academy and Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey to show support for the seminar.

The email for this article was deactivated after the seminar date.

Contact information:

Sheriff Mastronardy


William J. Dikun, Chief Police Instructor   wdikun@co.ocean.nj.us
Gerald LaStella, Chief Police Instructor   glastella@co.ocean.nj.us
John Tate, Chief Police Instructor   jtate@co.ocean.nj.us

Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey
520 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08101
Phone: (856) 225-5514
Fax:      (856) 225-5595
Email:   njsheriff@njsheriff.org

Sheriff Charles Miller, President
Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey

Sheriff Michael Strada, First Vice President
Sheriffs' Association of New Jersey

Author: ffa   20151028   Category: CAIR  FFA: on
Tags: CAIR

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