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Anti-Gay Muslim NYPD Recruit Claims Bias

June 13, 2012  | 

A police recruit who was rejected by the NYPD after agreeing that gays "should be locked up" has sued the department claiming discrimination.

The would-be cop from Brooklyn—identified only as "Farhan Doe"—is a Muslim-American who believes homosexuality is a sin as a matter of religious principle, reports the New York Post.

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Carlson1038 @ 6/14/2012 2:31 PM

I don't know what the conversation really sounded like, however despite being entitled to his opinion, saying something like this out loud today shows a lack of judgement. I'm sure he is better suited to a different line of work.

Random @ 6/14/2012 2:55 PM

I hear deep sea crab fishing is good.

Brantley @ 6/14/2012 5:24 PM

If it's only his religious view, and he hasn't done anything about it, ever, then he's entitled to believe what he wants. Believing and doing are not the same.

JimVG @ 6/14/2012 7:35 PM

Could it be that NYPD is biased against idiots like this who can't keep thier mouth shut.

Dan B @ 6/15/2012 6:25 AM

If his judgement is so poor he says this out loud, he may not have enough control to be able to keep the opinion out of any incident he may be called upon to handle.

kev @ 6/15/2012 11:57 AM

Maybe he does not realize that everyone is different. He is entitled to his own opinion,But not in this profession maybe he should go work at Mac Donald's where he can continue to treat people how he would like. When you are sworn in as a officer, you have integrity, Morals, Good Character, Common Sense, great judgement skills and knows what to say and what not to say when your in a situation/ incident. So with that said he has picked the wrong career. Great Job NYPD!!

Angie @ 6/18/2012 11:00 AM

He can have his opinion, however to be in law enforcement he has to keep his opinion to himself and "filter" what he says. I would like to say a lot of things to A LOT of people I come in contact with.....but keep my mouth shut.

Bradley @ 6/21/2012 3:45 PM

For those that say he's entitled to have his opinion, would you feel the same way if he said the same thing about black people? Sure, he's entitled to his opinion. But in this profession, you are not allowed to express any opinion that could show bias in how you treat people.

Greg @ 6/28/2012 6:09 AM

A classic example of "did you really mean to say that out loud?"

He doesn't like special, just filter your behavior.

Most don't like or trust muslims (not all muslims are terrorists, almost all terrorists are muslims)...and I'm sure a lot of his other officers would prefer no muslims in their group. Look at Dearborn recently, muslim chief of police fomented muslims to throw things and assault a Christian group and threatened to arrest them instead of the muslim attackers. The C.O.P. sure let is muslim bias affect his policing policy.

Rick @ 6/29/2012 9:19 AM

Religious beliefs..or law are not the law he was going to be upholding. To say that they should be locked up is not criminal law but his view of religious law. Sorry they dont mix here like in Saudi.

Lead Farmer @ 6/29/2012 11:25 AM

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs and convictions and nobody is going to agree on everything but this job demands that you put all that aside and do your job in an unbiased manner. No one is telling you what to believe just don't let it affect your job.

Lead Farmer @ 6/29/2012 11:38 AM

@Bradley- No, no one in this profession should ever express a bias toward anybody for any reason, but to equate a chosen lifestyle or behavior with the struggle for equality that Black people have had to go through is just not acceptable. Homosexuals have been discriminated against also and that is never right but it is not the same struggle.

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