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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 03:53 PM
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US counter-terrorism training 'presents Islam as inherently violent'
American government accused of spending millions on courses giving police a distorted impression of Muslims

The US government is being accused of pumping millions of dollars into unregulated training schemes for local police officers and other law enforcers that give a distorted, dangerous and inflammatory picture of the Muslim faith.

Political Research Associates, a Massachusetts-based progressive thinktank, spent nine months investigating the burgeoning industry of counter-terrorism training. It concluded that in seminars and conferences across America, police, transit and other law-enforcement officers were being given an ideologically skewed impression of Islam that impugned the entire religion, presenting it as inherently violent and sympathetic to terrorism.

One training conference, which PRA investigators attended, was held last October by the International Counter-Terrorism Officers Association, a body formed by New York police officers in the wake of 9/11. The conference was addressed by Walid Shoebat, a speaker used by several of the private training outfits.

Shoebat is a convert to Christianity, having formerly been a Muslim with links to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. In his presentation, called The Jihad Mindset and How to Defeat It: Why We Want to Kill You, he accused Muslim men of raping women, children and young boys. "They are paedophiles!" he shouted.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/09/us-counter-...


You knew there had to be profit as well as bigotry in the story, didn't you?
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:00 PM
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1. ah Walid Shoebat it's anti Israel Apartheid Week so just knew he
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:07 PM
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2. Yes, I noticed that in my Palestinian optometrist and Pakistani urologist.
Evil, bloodthirsty, women whose only desire in life is to kill Christians and force other women to wear Burqa's while shopping.
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