There are roughly 1,000 Muslim officers in the NYPD and many of them are not happy with Donald Trump and other presidential candidates who are casting suspicions on Muslim-Americans.

Sergeant Muhammad Ashraf emigrated from Pakistan when he was 20.

"To me it is very ignorant," Sgt. Ashraf said. "And there is more need to educate these candidates about the religion."

Since the terror attacks in Paris, Trump has not ruled out creating a database to track all Muslims in the U.S., and a number of politicians have called for barring Syrian refugees who are Muslim. Even before the attacks, Ben Carson said it would be wrong for a Muslim to become president, although he later softened his stance.

This week, the NYPD Muslim Officers Society fired back — saying on Facebook, "Mr. Trump and all others that incite hate. Here's an example of a Muslim family putting their lives on the line to protect others no matter what the cost."

That example — photos of a city cop and his siblings in the military and medical fields.

"Whether it's from Donald Trump or whether it is from anybody else, it's disturbing," said Lieutenant Adeel Rana. "The reason it is disturbing is because the immigrants, especially the immigrants and the Muslim immigrants are a part of the country."

And an important part of the NYPD according to the police commissioner. Something he has stressed since the attacks overseas. He also says Muslim officers are a crucial link between their community and the department.

"We have thousands of Muslim employees in the department, who are basically like the rest of us, who are citizens of this country who are concerned," said NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

Jamiel Altaheri is the first Yemeni-American to become a captain in the NYPD and he says he has several cousins  that are cops.

"It is just sad that we are in 2015 and yet people still use Muslims and Islam as a scapegoat or as a way to gain votes," Capt. Altaheri said.

And the captain has this message for all communities.

"Muslims in law enforcement, we are here to let them know that we are your brothers and sisters," he said. "We are American."

The society says it hopes the bridges built between cops and the Muslim Community are not destroyed  because of the political rhetoric.