Officers Get Credit For Training Led By Anti-Muslim Activist

A state panel will provide credit for a training course led by a former FBI agent who has said a mosque has no legal right to exist. John Guandolo led a training for the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department at a church whose pastor urged that a mosque not be built in Murfreesboro, TN. The Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission unanimously approved the credit without discussing the objections from Muslim groups. One commissioner said he voted for the credit because he supports anti-terrorism training. The county sheriff justified the training by saying that his department wants to find out more about Islam, but local Muslims labeled it as “hate training.”