The Boston Police Department has promoted its first Muslim to Captain. In his new role, Haseeb Hosein wants his officers serving as ambassadors for the Department by going to schools and reading to children.
Those inclined to believe that whatever the officers will be reading to children will be strictly secular should perhaps read the last two paragraphs of the Boston Globe article:
As the department’s first Muslim captain, he said, he feels he can inspire young Muslims to join the force and serve as an ambassador for a faith that is often viewed negatively.
“I can be a voice to denounce violence, and let people know that the 1.6 billion Muslims [in the world] are just like them,” Hosein said. “I hope to be that voice that speaks out loud.”