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Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011  | 

A Tulsa (Okla.) Police captain faces an internal investigation and could be disciplined for refusing an order to send officers to an event hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa.

Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights, reports News On 6.

Fields said he would readily respond, if it were a call for service, but declined an invitation to tour a mosque, watch a prayer service, meet Muslim leadership and receive a presentation of their beliefs because it wasn't related to his work as a police officer.

Read the full story at NewsOn6.com.

Tags: Tulsa (Okla.) PD, Civil Rights Cases


Comments (11)

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Glen @ 2/22/2011 8:03 PM

Good for you, Captain! Now that Oklahoma is so stinking poliitically correct, the rest of the country must be worse. Obedience policy? Obey who, the citizens who invited them?

michael @ 2/22/2011 8:18 PM

Well, this is what it has come to. We must now go out of our ways to please these diffrent groups. It is very simple to me, Chief or should I say Chief Kissass. Lets say the locale Hells Angles where having a party showing their support for our troops, and they invited the PD to stop by the function. Chief Kissass, would say we must decline this offer because these are all white guys that are bad. I don't know what a terroist looks like, but this is total BS and I hope this Capt. sues the crap out of this Chief and department. I'm sick of this hold everyones hand and lets sing a song together. This is going to be our countries down fall, worry how will this group feel if we do this. I sick of all of this.

Morning Eagle @ 2/22/2011 10:45 PM

Way to go Captian! If people in leadership positions continue to be spineless in the face of all this senselss PC crap, our country is definitely going down the tube. It is already in a downward spiral and much of that can be directly attributed to the all pervasive PC attitude not only in government but most everything else too. Seems like most everyone has become afraid of offending one group or another until they have degenerated in to a bunch of groveling cowards afraid to speak up or take a stand. We will never be able to overcome it if we do not resist such ridiculous orders.

soniccop @ 2/23/2011 7:58 AM

Outstanding, way to go Captain!!! if you need assistance with legal crap just let all of us AMERICAN cops know. If we don't stand against this infringement on what is OUR way of life we won't have one to protect.

sonic @ 2/23/2011 8:02 AM

was so mad I hit the send before I rated this story; sorry.

Meant what I said, if this is what we get IA-ed for now its no small wonder that lots of good cops are taking off the badge and getting out, just how much of this kind of crap are we as Americans willing to stand for !?!?!?!?!?!???

Rick @ 2/23/2011 8:24 AM

The lastest information is that the Muslim Brotherhood runs all mosques in the US. Since they are a recognized terrorist organization, why would you take a tour of their facility and cater to a terrorist group?

Art @ 2/23/2011 9:53 AM

Just one question! Officers have the right to refuse to attend a Jewish or a Christian ceremony, so why not an Islamic one?

seneka @ 2/23/2011 12:29 PM

why did i fight in the war for i thought it was so we had the rights that we do and one of them is to say no and you dont even have to give a reason just say no

Willyard @ 2/23/2011 2:44 PM

The Captain declined an invitation and gets IA? I had my personal car broken into and couldn't get an officer to respond (none available, minor property damage) and we worry about declining invitations? Something is seriously wrong with our priorties. Maybe I should cry to the chief and get IA involved.

Luz Zapata @ 4/4/2011 6:54 PM

I know we live in USA, where is freedom of religion, separation church and state. You have my prayers God is faithful, my support. Shame on you chief hope you get Gad wrat

ClintM @ 6/24/2011 7:45 AM

It's trickle down politically IN-correct policy being forced on society to further the Islamic agenda, and all according to the Obama administration's effort to "reach out to the muslim community.".

In 'Dreams of My Father', he himself wrote “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama, son of a Kenyan muslim, raised by his muslim stepfather in the most populist muslim country on earth and the highest concentration of al Qaeda terrorists, the brother of Roy Obongo and first cousin, Raila Odinga, the murderous muslim dictator of Kenya they supported. Edward Said @ Columbia, U. of Chicago buddy Rashid Khalidi and the Arab American Action Network for bashing all things Israel and supporting Palestinian (Hamas) policy.

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