You remember Sheriff Leroy Baca (see links below). He was the one who ardently defended the Hamas-linked, terrorist front group CAIR at the Peter King hearings on radicalization of Muslims in America. Well, apparently he is also using taxpayer dollars to fund a Muslim Community Affairs Unit with two full-time paid deputies from the LAPD. Yet there are no similarly-funded Community Affairs Units within the LAPD for any other religious group.
The United West – Sheriff Baca has a Muslim Community Affairs Unit, dedicated exclusively to Muslim affairs with two full-time paid deputies, yet there are no other similarly-funded Christian, Jewish, Hindu, or any other religious Community Affairs Unit within the LAPD. There may even be a violation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
The United West “Strike Team” attended a Sheriff Baca Town Hall meeting at the Islamic Center of Los Angeles. Yes, you read that correctly, THE… Islamic Center of Los Angeles. This is the same one that was founded by a protege’ of Hassan al Banna,
who founded the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.
On Sunday, May 15, 2011 the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC) hosted a Community Town Hall Meeting led by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). The LA County Sheriff’s Emergency Operations Bureau – Muslim Community Affairs Unit (MCAU), a taxpayer funded entity, was the presenting agency. The MCAU’s mission is: “build a stronger relationship with the Muslim community to build cooperation with law enforcement.”
The MCAU is a taxpayer funded religious group operating inside the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department at the behest of Sheriff Leroy Baca. Civil Rights Lawyer’s may argue the MCAU violates the Establishment Clause mandate of government neutrality toward religion.
Steve Whitmore, LASD Senior Media Advisor, confirmed the Muslim Community Affairs Unit receives taxpayer funds approximating $128,400 per year for two full time Deputies. When this reporter asked Mr. Whitmore if any other , religions, had a LASD Community Affairs Unit and received equal taxpayer funds, Whitmore replied, “There are no other religious Community Affairs Units in the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department.”
In 2006, Sheriff Baca established The Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC), a non-profit organization. This was done with the help of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muslim Public Affairs Council, and the Muslim American Society. Many of these groups have connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, as established in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trial.
Sheriff Leroy Baca, also started the Young Muslim American Leaders Group (YMALG) to engage and educate young Muslim professionals in the Los Angeles Area. Steve Whitmore said the YMALG and MAHSC are not taxpayer funded and managed by volunteers. Whitmore however, would not divulge who these volunteers are or what groups they represent.
The MCAU has another function, “The unit also trains department members about Islam and Muslims, touching on issues such as religious beliefs and customs. Academy recruits also receive a two-hour class on Muslim cultures and background as part of the cultural awareness training program.” A program tasked with teaching Shariah Compliant Islamic values to incoming police recruits, while excluding the values of every other religion in Los Angeles County.