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