The Thomas More Law Center, a Michigan-based. not-for-profit public interest law firm that defends the religious freedom of Christians, has joined the legal counsel in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Tulsa Police Captain Paul Fields against the Tulsa Police Department after he was "stripped of his command" and reassigned duties after refusing to order his officers to attend an event at the Islamic Society of Tulsa which Fields believed fell outside of police community duties:
"...TMLC announced today it has joined Tulsa, Oklahoma attorney Scott Wood to defend Captain Fields’ constitutional right not to become a propaganda prop for the local mosque.
...Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel for TMLC, commented: “This case is an astonishing example of a double standard. If this were a Catholic or Protestant prayer event, no one would have been ordered to attend, and no one would have been punished for refusing to attend.
...Robert Muise, Senior Trial Counsel for TMLC handling the case, stated, “The City of Tulsa Police Department and its highest ranking officials are not only willfully blind to the threat that sharia (Islamic law) poses in their own community, they are willfully blind to the fundamental rights that our very own Constitution provides to its American citizens, including Captain Fields. In effect, as the Amended Complaint sets out in greater detail, the City’s police department and its officials are unwittingly complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood’s ‘civilization jihadist process,’ to the detriment of one of its most loyal and competent police officers.”
Fields amended complaint appears to also includes the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Police Captain Chuck Jordan and the Tulsa Police Department. Originally it was just filed against Fields immediate supervisor, Deputy Police Chief Daryl Webster.
It also alleges the Islamic Society of Tulsa is "shariah-adherent" and used the "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day" to "proselytize" and used the photos of the event to promote Islam to non-Muslims, It also references the Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure in the U.S. of which the Islamic Society of Tulsa is linked through its associations and constitution.