CAIR-Seattle: Muslims Urge Balance in Police Training on Islam

(SEATTLE, WA, 5/22/2008) – The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is calling on Port of Seattle Police to ensure that a two-day training course that begins today, titled “The Threat of Islamic Jihadists to the World,” will offer a balanced perspective on Islam and Muslims.

SEE: “The Threat of Islamic Jihadists to the World”

CAIR-WA said local Muslims leaders recently met with Chief of Port of Seattle Police Colleen Wilson to express their concerns that the course, which is being taught by a “former Muslim” and claims to be “based on Israeli experience,” will promote stereotypes and religious and ethnic profiling.

CAIR-WA: Police Training on Islam Gives Wrong Idea (Seattle Times)
CAIR-WA: Police Training on ‘Jihad Threat’ Raises Concerns (AP)

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