Michael Johnson, a Central Florida Deputy Sheriff, was suspended for 150 hours without pay after the Hamas-linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim special rights group, asked for an investigation into his Facebook posts about Muslims.
CLICK Orlando The investigation began when a civil rights attorney at the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations sent 10 screenshots of the deputy’s Facebook activity to the agency.
In a February 2020 post on his personal Facebook page, Johnson wrote that “Muslims are taking over America,” calling them the “most intolerant people when it comes to other religions,” the report said.
“WAKE Up America, … the Democrats only care about a vote, but with this radicalized people take (sic) over the United States you will know why because we stood there and did nothing to stop this!!! Donald J Trump for president for another 4 years!!” Johnson wrote in the post.
The Sentinel reported that at least five other deputies reacted with an emoji to Johnson’s post. None of those deputies reported the post to the agency, and none said they had concerns with the post when interviewed by internal investigators.
Attorney Taj Murphy wrote in his complaint said they were not out to censor the deputy’s free speech (HAH! Like hell they weren’t) but found it “concerning” that Johnson “has made hateful and anti-Muslim statements under the color of authority of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.” … Murphy said he would still like to see the agency accept his group’s invitation to provide their Islam 101 training to deputies, as they’ve done for other law enforcement agencies in Florida. (In your dreams)