It's the historic parallel that really bothers me about all this. I'm an atheist (ex Catholic), but I regularly attend Yom Hashoah with friends because it's important not to repeat horrible mistakes.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/11/anti-islam-teachings-us-law-enforcement
Anti-Islam teachings 'widespread' in US law enforcement, campaigners warn
Activists point to past incidents in the FBI and NYPD after military course urged soldiers to prepare for 'total war' with Islam
The Pentagon moved swiftly to distance itself from revelations that officers in a defense department class were taught that "Hiroshima"-style tactics would be needed to combat the threat from Islam.
Linda Sarsour, executive director at the Arab American Association of New York, said the course is merely the latest example in a proliferation of anti-Muslim teaching materials in law-enforcement agencies. "It's part of a much larger problem," Sarsour said, pointing to similar controversies involving the FBI and the New York police department
The influence of anti-Islamic rhetoric has also found its way into municipal police departments. The New York police department has been the subject of increasing scrutiny amid a series of reports from the Associated Press revealing the existence of the department's so-called "Demographics Unit", which has been used to map out ethnic communities. The unit focused on a list of 28 "ancestries of interest", all of which are predominantly Muslim. In the course of over two dozen articles, the AP laid out how the NYPD – with the help of CIA advisers – infiltrated mosques, Muslim community centers and local colleges.