CAIR: Seattle FBI Class Handout Linked Arabs, Islam to Nazism
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, October 3, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will join a coalition of community groups at a news conference in Seattle to express concerns about persistent reports that FBI agents are trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and to view the faith of Islam itself as the source of terrorism and extremism.
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The news conference will feature a community leader who attended the 2011 FBI Citizens' Academy class inSeattle, during which literature seeming to link Arabs, Muslims and Islam to Nazism was distributed.
The document, signed by a local FBI agent and distributed to the class, stated in part: "A careful comparison of Arab/Islamist propaganda and Nazi propaganda reveals the closeness of these links... I would suggest that the current conflicts are a continuation of Nazi policies carried out by Arabs..." The community leader will provide copies of the handout.
At the news conference, CAIR-WA will also release a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) signed by a coalition of at least 16 community, labor and interfaith organizations requesting an investigation into the pattern of biased and inaccurate trainings provided by the FBI.