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Culpeper sheriff says criticism won't stop seminar

Thursday - 2/20/2014, 11:28am  ET

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) -- Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins says a law enforcement training seminar that critics have called anti-Muslim will go on as planned.

Jenkins tells The Free-Lance Star (http://bit.ly/1nQox3v ) that he has no intention of backing down.

The seminars will be presented by John Guandolo next week at Germanna Community College's Daniel Technology Center.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and The Southern Poverty Law Center have called on Jenkins to cancel the seminars. They say Guandolo has a record of ant-Muslim extremism.

Guandolo told an audience in Nashville, Tenn., in 2012 that local mosques are part of the Muslim Brotherhood and do not have a right to constitutional protections.

Jenkins says he's confident his employees will be able to separate facts from any theories.

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Information from: Culpeper Star-Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com


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