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ST. CLOUD — The city of St. Cloud this week issued a cease-and-desist order against the Islamic Center of St. Cloud because its security vehicle looks too similar to a police vehicle.
But the president of the center said Thursday they modeled the vehicle’s design after other area security vehicles at organizations such as CentraCare Health and Crossroads Center.
The article goes on to state the following:
Now the city is now looking to curb the use of all non-compliant security vehicles, including those in use at religious centers, businesses and schools such as St. Cloud State University.
Mayor Dave Kleis was alerted to the issue Sunday when City Council member Paul Brandmire called him to report the vehicle, which he said looked similar in color and design to a St. Cloud squad car.
Brandmire said the vehicle reminded him of vehicles he has heard were used in other states like New York to “enforce Sharia Law.”
“That raised all kind of red flags,” Brandmire said Wednesday. “Why do they need a patrol car?”
He said he didn’t know what the vehicle was being used for in St. Cloud.
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St Cloud City Council Member Targeting St Cloud Mosque’s security after New Zealand Attacks… https://t.co/fN8SfGYzZw
— CAIR MN (@CAIRMN) April 20, 2019
The city of St. Cloud then issued a cease-and-desist order against the Islamic Center of St. Cloud because its security vehicle looks too similar to a police vehicle. https://t.co/qzDAy3Vd73
— Mukhtar M. Ibrahim (@mukhtaryare) April 21, 2019
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