(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 2/29/2006) - The Cincinnati office of CAIR-Ohio yesterday took part in the initial meeting of the FBI Multi-Cultural Advisory Council for the Southern District of Ohio. The new council includes community representatives from a number of ethnic and religious groups as well as representatives of law enforcement agencies. Council goals include building relationships and inter-group knowledge to improve community safety.
CAIR-Cincinnati President Zeinab Schwen and Executive Director Karen Dabdoub both participated in the meeting. "This is an important community effort that will help to improve relations between law enforcement agencies and members of the Cincinnati community," said Schwen. "We hope this positive initiative helps create a safer community for everyone."
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail: email@example.com; CAIR-Cincinnati President Zeinab Schwen, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org