Muslim Advocates: Stop Biased Law-Enforcement Training

57 Organizations Call on White House to Investigate Offensive FBI Trainings

Today, Muslim Advocates, working in coalition with 56 Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations, requested that the White House create an interagency taskforce to investigate bigoted and offensive trainers and materials used in trainings for counterterrorism agents and law enforcement. Wired magazine first reported in July that the FBI was using materials that stated that Prophet Muhammad was a "cult leader," and that Islam is a religion that "transforms [a] country's culture into 7th-century Arabian ways." Recently disclosed materials show that these grossly inaccurate and inflammatory training materials extend beyond the FBI and are being used by other government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Army.