Florida has historically been the center for jihadi activities since 1990. Eleven of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers trained in Florida before the attack. Three of the pilots including Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 attack, learned how to pilot the jet aircraft used on 9/11 at a flight school located in Sarasota, Florida. The Islamic Society of Sarasota-Bradenton helped raise funds for the terrorist group HAMAS two years ago.
Given all of this you would think that Sheriff Tom Knight's efforts to train his deputies on how to recognize shariah Islamists would be welcomed by everyone, especially Muslims, who have been the victims of attacks around the world. Well not so. The Council on American Islamic Relations in Tampa (CAIR-Tampa) wants this type of training to stop all across Florida. They have singled out Sheriffs Tom Knight from Sarasota and Bob White from Pasco County. What is their crime? Their efforts to protect and defend citizens against acts of terrorism by training their deputies on how to recognize suspicious activity.
According to the CAIR-Tampa website:
As has been reported, CAIR has been identified by the FBI as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR leaders have been linked to the Department of State designated terrorist organization HAMAS. CAIR's efforts have been and remain focused on keeping the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from doing its job. CAIR is in the forefront of efforts to ham string law enforcement. They do this by providing "Muslim sensitivity" training. This is akin to the Mafia training the FBI on "Italian sensitivity".
CAIR-Tampa has joined with other CAIR chapters nationwide to prevent Americans Muslims from talking to the FBI. On their website the following warning appears: