Sheriff training on Islam led by mosque foe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former FBI agent who claimed that Nashville mosques do not have First Amendment rights is providing training to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office about Islam and terrorist threats.

The Tennessean reported that John Guandolo, vice president of the Arlington, Va.,-based Strategic Engagement Group, is leading the training being held this week at the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro ( ). During an anti-Shariah law conference in Madison last year, Guandolo said local mosques were front organizations for the Muslim Brotherhood.

“They do not have a First Amendment right to do anything,” Guandolo said then. Guandolo did not return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment on Wednesday.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said the training is to help his deputies learn more about the Muslim culture. Arnold has said the department has no plans to initiate an investigation of any local Muslims…. read the entire article at source