Fed judge rules against Tulsa cop punished for refusing to attend mosque

via Press Releases | Federal Judge Dismisses Constitutional Claims of Tulsa Police Captain Punished for Objecting to Order Mandating Attendance at Islamic Event | AFLC – American Freedom Law Center.

Tulsa, Oklahoma (December 14, 2012) — In a short, 16-page opinion, an Oklahoma federal judge ruled late yesterday that the City of Tulsa and two of its senior police officials, Chief of Police Chuck Jordan and Deputy Chief of Police Daryl Webster, did not violate the constitutional rights of Captain Paul Fields, a Tulsa Police officer who was summarily punished for refusing to attend a mandated Islamic proselytizing event held at a local mosque. Despite the fact that the federal judge was required to view the evidence and all reasonable inferences drawn from that evidence in favor of Captain Fields before dismissing his constitutional claims, the judge concluded that “no reasonable jury could find Fields was personally ordered to attend” the Islamic event “because the directive at issue permitted him to assign others to attend rather than attend himself.” By doing so, the judge avoided addressing a central issue in this case, stating, “The issue of whether a directive requiring his personal attendance at the event would have violated his First Amendment rights need not be decided here.”

Robert Muise, Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of the American Freedom Law Center and lead counsel for Captain Fields in the case, commented, “This ruling is troubling on many levels. However, this fight is far from over. Judge Frizzell may have been the first judge to review and decide the important constitutional issues at stake in this case, but he won’t be the last. We will be appealing this ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.”

Muise commented further, “Contrary to the judge’s ruling in this case, the evidence is undisputed and overwhelming that Captain Fields was punished for merely raising a religious objection to the mandatory order, and this included punishing him for refusing to attend the Islamic proselytizing event based on his sincerely held religious convictions.  In short, the judge simply got it wrong.  We are eager to get this case before the Tenth Circuit.”

As the sworn testimony in the case demonstrated, during the Islamic Event, the Muslim hosts discussed Islamic religious beliefs; they discussed Mohammed, Mecca, why Muslims pray, how they pray, and what they say when they are praying; they showed the officers a Quran; and they showed the officers Islamic religious books and pamphlets that were for sale and encouraged the officers to purchase them.  Consequently, Captain Fields’ objections were completely justified and substantiated.

Muise concluded, “One of the tragedies of this case is that the City’s attorneys have decided to publicly vilify Captain Fields by denying the sincerity of his religious beliefs and falsely claiming that his religious objections were motivated by anti-Muslim sentiments.  The bitter irony is that Captain Fields was one of the primary officers involved with helping to protect this mosque from a criminal suspect intent on doing harm, and it was this very incident that served as the justification for the ‘appreciation’ event in the first instance.

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  1. Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Fed judge rules against Tulsa cop punished for refusing to attend mosque

  2. Just my observstion : having anti-Muslim sentiments is a crime now? Than I am guilty also . And I am anti-Obama as well ,

  3. Reblogged this on A Lot Of Coffee and Sleepless Nights.

  4. The savage raghead evil filth will never prevail in a Christian Society.
    They are of Satan and all of their beheadings, barbaric killing of their own children, using their own wives to hide behind as they throw a bomb and all the other acts of cowardice.

    They are not warriors, they are cowards and this fed judge should
    be impeached. Each time we find out a judge is implementing Sharia
    we should call for his impeachment, disbarr him or her, and throw their treasonous %$# in prison with the Charlie Mansions of the world.

    I am sick of this PC Crap being used to try and take over US with
    evil Satanic Islam which is of the Devil. Right out of the bowels
    of Hell.

  5. This judge should be taken off the bench. But it’s probably a case of the ZERO’s orders to take away this upstanding cop’s rights to NOT attend a savage cult’s mosque. I wouldn’t have attended either. And the fact that this is in Oklahoma shows that in even the reddest state, sharia is taking over. When are people going to take to the street and say: NO SURRENDER!

  6. I am a Vietnam vet and proud of it, but seems being proud of our country since 1776 is down to a few patriots. This WAR which the muslims are waging, is with the permission of our laws, regulations, police (except one) and the really hurtful thing is our so called President. These afraed Judges (why) and our on elected Senators and Congressman who is scaried to death of Obama . I ANY other president went out of line of our Consituation he was impeached or resigned under heavy pressure. Obama is a muslim which he stated to the world HE IS A MUSLIM!!!!! So you Obama voters are getting what we knew before the election!!!!

  7. If the issue was that the local Southern Baptist Church had invited law enforcement to the church for “appreciation day” NO officer would have been ordered to attend. Dhimmitude:The term Dhimmitude is derived from Dhimmi, which means a non-Muslim living in an Islamic country. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary has defined it as “a person living in a region overrun by Muslim conquest who was accorded a protected status and allowed to retain his original faith”.[1] According to orthodox Islamic law (Shari’ah), those who are qualified for Dhimmi status within the Muslim society are the free (i.e non-slave) Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. Adherents of other religions, as well as those without religion, are asked to convert to Islam; if they refuse, they are to be forced to convert. [2] However, historically, adherents of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and other religions, have lived as Dhimmis within Muslim states.
    According to the Qur’an and hadith, Jizyah tax must be paid by the dhimmis as a sign of submission. This gives dhimmis some legal protection in return. As established by the Pact of Omar, dhimmis usually are not allowed to carry arms to protect themselves, serve in the army or government, display symbols of their faith, build or repair places of worship, they must wear distinctive clothing which includes the Zunar (a kind of belt) wherever they go, etc. Many of these laws are still enforced today in Muslim countries, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which enforce various aspects of Shari’ah. If the conquered do not wish to pay or convert, their fate may very well be slavery (under which, rape is permitted) or death. The pact also declares that dhimmis are forbidden to ride horses and camels, and may only ride donkeys, and only on packsaddles…http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Dhimmitude_(definition)

  8. So the policeman helps protect the mosque, then they “thank” him by attempting to proselytize him? If that’s gratitude, I want none of it.

  9. I have been folowing this case and never ever thought it would go against the cop. Its turning into islamo bizzaro world. Make a movie – go to prison, get death threats or death. Threaten, hurt or kill somebody that makes a movie – meh if your a muslim and only a muslim that is.

  10. another example of dhimmitude and those who fall for it are idiots; including the judge. i cannot believe such vermin can be allowed to save their asses by being politically correct so the muzzies wont come after them. seeing a beheading is a grim reminder of their mindset which is not going to change.

  11. I wonder if the fellow ever contacted the EEOC? He is a government employee after all. One cannot be forced to attend another religion’s service NOR can he be forced to break the law and to make another employee take his place. That would be proselytizing in itself. Islam is anathema to freedom. It does not recognize “freedom of religion” except if one is Islamic. It infringes on the rights of others since Islam is forced upon people. THAT is illegal under the Constitution. The Judge is a Dhimmi.

  12. WHERE ARE GOV. FALLIN AND A/G PRUITT ON THIS ISSUE????
    This is deplorable, anti-American activity beyond all insane imagination!!

    COME ON, GOV. FALLIN, SHOW YOUR FACE!!! SPEAK UP FOR THIS POLICE OFFICER!!! HE’S UNDER YOUR JURISDICTION WHETHER HE’S A CITY COP OR STATE COP, WHO CARES???? HE SHOULD BE HAILED AS A DEFENDER OF THE AMERICAN WAY!!!!!

    GET OUT THERE AND DEFEND HIM!!!!! OR GET READY TO BE REPLACED BY SOMEONE WHO WILL!!!!! OKLA–ARE YOU LISTENING????? GET RID OF YOUR RUBBISH AND STAND UP TO THESE DETESTABLE SLIMEBALL PREACHERS OF ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW!!!

    Oh yeah, don’t forget to remind me how tolerant and peacable these bigoted, blood-thirsty thugs are the next time one of you dhimmi (dummy) elected officials decide to kiss their butts!!!!!

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