Opinion

Editorial: Testing tolerance

When Sheriff Scott Jenkins brought John Guandolo, a former FBI counterterrorism agent, to Culpeper in 2014 to talk about the threat of terrorism he had to stand tall…which he did. There was tremendous pressure for him to back off and not hold the training. There was an onslaught of national media attention that descended on Culpeper. The director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations ) came to Culpeper and addressed a room of sheriff’s deputies encouraging them to read the Quran and to become educated on Islam so that they would have a better understanding of what this religion is all about. He suggested that Guandolo is a Muslim hater. […]