This is not the first time CAIR has gone after Sam Kharoba, a popular counter-terrorism trainer used by the FBI and many law enforcement agencies around the country. (Check links at bottom) And this probably won’t be the last time they fail to silence him.
Kharoba is a Jordanian-born Christian who has been one of the most prominent, respected counter-terrorism instructors in America, since the attacks of September 11, 2001. He is a trainer to America’s beat cops, one of several hundred working the law enforcement training circuit. Sam Kharoba, who believes that ‘Islam is a highly violent radical religion,’ has taught Florida law enforcement 21 times from 2005-2012. CAIR wants Sam Kharoba, founder of the Florida-based Counter Terrorism Operations Center, barred from training state and local law enforcement agents because, CAIR says, he’s a bigot.
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CAIR Asks Illinois Law Enforcement to Drop Anti-Muslim Trainer
(CHICAGO, IL, 8/15/13) — The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called on Illinois law enforcement authorities to drop Sam Kharoba, a notorious anti-Muslim bigot, as a counterterrorism trainer.
CAIR-Chicago asserts that Kharoba’s training materials on Islam are riddled with inaccuracies, sweeping generalizations and stereotypes, that he is unqualified as a subject matter expert on either Islam or countering violent extremism and that his training has elicited disturbingly prejudiced responses from trainees.
“Counterterrorism training is too important to be left to those who promote a bigoted political or religious agenda,” said CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. “Our state’s law enforcement agencies should work with credible leaders of the Muslim community to address any issues related to Islam.”
Kharoba is scheduled to give a training session on “Islamist Terrorism” for North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT) beginning August 19 in Lombard, Ill. He will also train law enforcement personnel at the Highland Park and Elmhurst Police Departments. The Illinois Terrorism Task Force is funding the training through the Executive Institute of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
CAIR-Chicago says a training manual Kharoba used in the past, “A Law Enforcement Guide to Understanding Islamist Terrorism,” combines vile accusations against Islam, sweeping generalizations targeting all Muslims and factual inaccuracies.
The first chapter of Kharoba’s training manual attacks the entire religion of Islam and attempts to prove, through selective evidence, that it is inherently violent. He writes: “Most of us have heard statements similar to ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ and that ‘Muslim radicals hijacked, twisted and altered Islam to justify their Jihad against non-Muslims.’ This book will provide definitive proof contradicting these statements and allegations.”
In its 2011 investigative report, “How We Train Our Cops to Fear Islam,” Washington Monthly quoted Kharoba: “‘When I look at the life of Muhammad, I get a very nasty image,’ said Kharoba. . .’And that is just to start off with. Anyone who says that Islam is a religion of peace,’ he continued, ‘is either ignorant or flat out lying.'”
See what Sam has to say about CAIR here: