What happened to freedom of expression?

June 17, 2011
Police Captain Suspended for Not Forcing Officers to Attend Muslim Propaganda Farce at Mosque
The Islamization of America is far behind the ongoing Muslim conquest of Europe, which is all the more reason for our dhimmi quisling rulers to brook no resistance. This is why Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields was suspended without pay for two weeks for not forcing officers to attend a mosque:
The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was held March 4 at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Jordan has said the Islamic Society scheduled the event to show its appreciation for the officers’ response to a threat against it. Officers have attended past events at that location.

Each of the Police Department’s three patrol divisions had been assigned to schedule at least six officers and three supervisors to attend the event.

In a Feb. 18 interoffice correspondence, Deputy Chief Daryl Webster told Fields that the event organizers needed to know how many personnel would be attending so that things such as food and tours could be arranged.

Webster said voluntary participation was preferred, “but should voluntary response not be up to task, assignment would be the next alternative.”

Fields said in correspondence with a superior that he considered the order to be “an unlawful order, as it is in direct conflict with (his) personal religious convictions, as well as to be conscience shocking.”

He also told his superiors that he would not require any of his subordinates to follow the order “if they share similar religious convictions.”

Initially, Fields’ lawsuit only named Webster as a defendant. However, in March he added the city of Tulsa and Jordan, the police chief, as defendants.

The revised lawsuit also had the Thomas More Law Center entering the case on Fields’ behalf.

The Thomas More Law Center is a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., that is involved in litigation “defending the religious freedom of Christians as well as countering the infiltration of radical Muslims in America,” Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel for the center, said in a previous statement.

Scott Wood, Fields’ attorney, said Tuesday that he will continue to pursue the lawsuit.

“Obviously, we are disappointed the department did not change its position. We are going to continue to pursue Paul’s grievance through the department and address the damages in a federal lawsuit,” Wood said. (Moonbattery) via sheikyermami.com and image via weaselzippers.us