WASHINGTON - A prominent Muslim civil rights and advocacy organisation Tuesday called on US Attorney General Eric Holder to review Justice Department policies on the reported use of known anti-Muslim extremists to train counter-terrorism officials nationwide. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement voicing concern over an investigative report on post-9/11 government surveillance published in Mondays Washington Post that underlines the role of Muslim-bashers in the process. Seeking to learn more about Islam and terrorism, some law enforcement agencies have hired as trainers self-described experts whose extremist views on Islam and terrorism are considered inaccurate and counterproductive by the FBI and US intelligence agencies, the report said. The Posts report cites cases of individuals who lack formal training teaching classes on terrorism and Islam to law enforcement officers all over the country. One such trainer tells all his students that Muslims in the United States want to impose Sharia law here. Another trainer, a former Muslim who converted to Christianity, told the Post he warns officers that you need to look at the entire pool of Muslims in a community. He recommends that law enforcement authorities monitor Muslim student groups and local mosques and, if possible, tap their phones. The Post also noted that the Centre for Security Policy, a right-wing think tank that recently published an inflammatory report targeting American Muslims, has spoken to many law enforcement forums. According to the Post, Government terrorism experts call the views expressed in the centers book inaccurate and counterproductive. The use of ill-informed and agenda-driven 'experts will inevitably result in law enforcement practices that are based on misinformation, not on our nations legitimate security needs, wrote CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in a letter to Attorney General Holder. He said the attorney general recently told American Muslims that law enforcement has an obligation to ensure that members of every religious community enjoy the ability to worship. . .free from intimidation, violence or suspicion. Those who view American Muslims as a suspect community should not be training local, state or federal law enforcement agencies, said Awad. He added that another recent investigative report outlined what the writer termed the Great Islamophobic Crusade by a growing network of groups and individuals obsessively fixated on the supposed spread of Muslim influence in America. A coalition of Muslim, Sikh, Asian-American, and other civil liberties groups recently called on FBI Director Robert Mueller to explain why Robert Spencer, a leader of an anti-Islam hate group, was invited to train state and federal law enforcement officers. In its letter to Mueller, the coalition outlined Spencers bigoted views on Islam and Muslims, including Spencers reference to Islams Prophet Muhammad as a con man. Meanwhile, The Washington Post said in the report that the U.S. government, since 2001, has assembled a huge, secretive intelligence task force to prevent future terrorist attacks. The operation has grown so large and secretive since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that no one knows how much it costs, how many people it employs or how many programs it has, the Post said in a report Monday it called Top Secret America. The newspaper said it spent months compiling its report from more than 100 interviews and 1,000 documents. The Post said the governments plan is to have every state and local law enforcement agency report information to Washington to help the FBI, which is in charge of terrorism investigations in the United States. Among the Posts findings: Some battlefield techniques and technologies used in Iraq and Afghanistan are being used by law enforcement agencies in the United States. The FBI is assembling a database with names and personal information on thousands of US citizens and residents who local police officers - or fellow citizens - believe are acting suspiciously. Some law enforcement agencies are hiring, as trainers, self-described experts whose extremist views on Islam and terrorism are considered inaccurate and counterproductive by the FBI. Government intelligence officials say the information is needed to prevent homegrown terrorists and others from striking. The old view that 'if we fight the terrorists abroad, we wont have to fight them here is just that - the old view, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently told police and firefighters.