A state law-enforcement board and Lombard officials canceled plans for anti-terrorism trainer Sam Kharoba after a Muslim advocacy group labeled him a “Muslim bigot” and claimed he would be “promoting hate.”
Amid protests from a Muslim civil liberties group, local police training officials have called off an anti-terrorism course for officers scheduled for Monday in Lombard that was to have been taught by an instructor the group regards as anti-Muslim.
A police counterterrorism training seminar in Lombard was canceled Friday following objections from an Islamic group who have called the main presenter an “anti-Muslim bigot.”
Suburban Chicago authorities canceled a class over objections from advocacy group claiming the trainer and his teachings are anti-Muslim.
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Illinois law enforcement authorities to drop Sam Kharoba, a notorious anti-Muslim bigot, as a counterterrorism trainer.
Law enforcement trainings with anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba scheduled for next week in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park have been cancelled, thanks to the efforts of coalition partners, community activists and Village officials.
WGN-AM 720 spoke with CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, about the trainings scheduled with local police from known anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.
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