WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011
Muslim civil rights group calls for 'top to bottom' reform of government training on Islam
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today call for "top to bottom" reform of reportedly biased government training on the topic of Islam.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued that call following new revelations of biased training by a government official –- this time an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice -- who claimed Muslim "civilians, juries, lawyers, media, academia and charities" threaten "our values."
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"This latest revelation of anti-Muslim bias in the training of our nation's security personnel demonstrates the need for top to bottom reform of government training on Islam," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. "This process of reform should also include a re-examination of federal funding for biased training at the state and local levels."