By Theodore Shoebat
The police department of Tulsa, Oklahoma, suspended a police officer, Capt. Paul Fields, for refusing to attend a mosque service which was organized by Muslims as a law enforcement appreciation event hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa.
Although this happened in 2010, the The 10th U.S. Circuit of Appeals just ruled on Thursday that the “police officer’s constitutional rights were not violated”. In 2012, Capt. Fields was denied by a judge from filing a complaint against the department. Fields said that his religious rights were violated because he was punished even after “he was told to either attend or order subordinates to attend a law enforcement appreciation event hosted by the Islamic Society of Tulsa.”
This is what the court concluded as what they filed on Thursday:
The Attendance Order did not burden Fields’s religious rights because it did not require him to violate his personal religious beliefs by attending the event; he could have obeyed the order by ordering others to attend, a nd he has not contended on appeal that he had informed his supervisors that doing so would have violated his religious beliefs.
The order did not violate the Establishment Clause because no informed, reasonable observer would have perceived the order or the event as a government endorsement of Islam.
The order did not burden Fields’s right of association because it did not interfere with his right to decide what organizations to join as a member.
Fields’ equal-protection claim duplicates his free-exercise claim and fails for the same reason.
The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying Fields’s motion to amend the complaint to add ORFA and free-speech retaliation claims because the amendment would have been futile.
This is silent sharia, all working to force us to conform to the insanity of religious equality. Islam will never be equal to Christianity, and nor should it ever be treated as equal to Christianity.