Muslim Complains Her Religion Probable Reason For Traffic Stop

3-23-09

Stopped by police after having difficulty maintaining proper control of her vehicle, failing a field sobriety test then resisting the officer’s attempts to arrest her, an Arizona woman claims her troubles with the law are simply because she is a Muslim with a “Islam means peace” bumper sticker on her car.

Naturally the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) jumped right into the fray claiming they will be monitoring how the Gilbert AZ. police department handles this situation. CAIR has obviously learned much from the race baiting thugs Jesse Jackson Sr. and Al Sharpton as this is right out of their playbook.

Stick around after the article to check out the irony of this situation.

MUSLIM WOMAN CRITICAL OF GILBERT POLICE TREATMENT

The bumper sticker on Lisa Gopalan’s car reads “Islam means peace.”

But the Muslim woman and former schoolteacher believes her religion gained her the unwanted attention of Gilbert police, who arrested her for DUI when she failed a field sobriety test.

“I was so humiliated,” said Gopalan, who along with her husband was recently laid off. “I do feel I was racially profiled to an extent. The whole thing was so upsetting. I’m no criminal.”

While the Chandler resident awaits a possible misdemeanor charge of DUI for being impaired to the slightest degree, police opened an investigation into her claims that she was racially profiled.

“The Gilbert Police Department doesn’t make traffic stops or contact based on racial descriptors,” said Sgt. Mark Marino, a police spokesman.

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The incident began Feb. 15 as Gopalan was headed to a Target store. When she approached Cholla Street eastbound on Warner Road, an officer noticed Gopalan’s car swerve into a bicycle lane, a police report states.

Gopalan recalled pulling a calculator from her purse, when “I felt the car swerve.”

The arresting officer stated the car swerved a second time before coming to an abrupt, “haphazard” stop at Gilbert and Warner roads.

Fearing anti-Islamic treatment, Gopalan said she removed her headscarf, or hijab. She was then asked to step outside of the car and then attempted to explain that she wasn’t under the influence of alcohol, she said.

The officer began a field sobriety test, which Gopalan performed poorly on. A short time later, a second officer arrived with a portable breathalyzer, which registered the woman’s BAC at 0.00.

“In my religion we don’t drink. That’s just something we don’t do,” she said.

(The rest of this azcentral.com article is here>>>)

The irony I previously spoke of?

How about a report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), distributed throughout Missouri, entitled (PDF) “The Modern Militia Movement” where it is claimed within, among many other things, that law enforcement officers should be wary of any vehicles sporting certain types of bumper stickers.

In the MIAC document (you really should download the pdf and read it!) the author(s) felt it was important to warn Missouri law enforcement officers of the alleged danger of anybody they may approach that happens to show or display support for one of the third party candidates in the last presidential election! (One thing you won’t find anywhere in the publication is mention of the several Muslim encampments scattered around the country full of people just waiting for the right time to spring into action.)

Political Parapheralia: Militia members most commonly associate with 3rd party political groups. It is not uncommon for militia members to display Constitutional Party, Campaign for Liberty or Libertarian material. These members are usually supporters of former Presidential Candidates, Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr.

Anti Government Propaganda: Militia members commonly display pictures, cartoons and bumper stickers that contain anti-government rhetoric. Most of this material will depict the FRS (federal reserve system), IRS, FBI, ATF, CIA, UN, law enforcement and the “New World Order” in a derogatory manner. Additionally racial, anti-immigration and anti abortion material may be displayed by militia members.

(please note grammatical and spelling errors were corrected in this quote from the document because stuff like that bugs me)

So if one is not a big fan of the corrupt federal reserve, a conglomeration of private banks and is about as “federal” as Federal Express, which is at the very heart of the economic mess in this country and around the world then one should be considered suspicious by law enforcement?

So if one is not particularly thrilled with the IRS which was invented to screw U.S. citizens out of their hard earned money so those funds could be funneled right back into the private federal reserve in a feeble attempt to pay off the enormous debt the government has saddled this nation with, for generations I might add, then one should be considered suspicious by law enforcement?

So if one does not support the abortion of an innocent life so someone can erase the reminder of a drunken one night stand then one should be considered suspicious by law enforcement?

So if one despises the incorrigible, corrupt and completely inept United Nations, an organization the majority of Americans would like to see pack up and get the hell out of the country, then one should be considered suspicious by law enforcement? No wonder people are pissed, who do you think foots nearly a quarter of the U.N.’s budget?

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The FBI? The ATF? Ruby Ridge and Waco comes quickly to mind especially when one thinks of all the children that were killed in these terrible events.

A careful reading of the MIAC document shows the author(s) mentioning a very few incidents, 18 in 13 years and not one in the state of Missouri, where alleged militia members were “arrested” on suspicion of various charges but as we all know an arrest and a conviction are two completely different things.

While I don’t know any militia members, have never been a member nor intend to join one, yet, the tradition and history of citizen militias predates the history of the United States and the Second Amendment of the Constitution clearly states,

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Believing in this country’s Constitution, having the desire to break away from the ONE party system (yes one political party–with two slightly different factions) by voting for someone who shares your views, exercising the right to disagree with the policies of our government and strongly expressing one’s opinion about the bums running the U.N. should never become a valid reason for law enforcement officers harassing or being unduly concerned about approaching a citizen of this country in the line of duty. If anything these are the very people that tend to support their local police! That said I do understand the reluctance of many to distrust anyone working at the federal level especially with Obama running the show.

An “Islam means peace” sticker on you bumper? Please, that would be the least of your concerns in these politically correct and ass backwards times we live in, in America.

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