(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 10/2/06) – The San Antonio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) recently held a diversity training workshop on Islam and American Muslims at the Texas Municipal Police Association in Austin, Texas.

The workshop outlined basic Islamic beliefs, common stereotypes of Islam and Muslims, Muslim demographics, and ways to improve interactions/communication with the community. A question and answer session followed the workshop.

“We need this kind of workshop to help keep channels of communication open and to work hand-in-hand with law enforcement agencies to protect both civil liberties and our nation’s security,” said Sarwat Husain, chairwoman for CAIR-SA.

CAIR-San Antonio offers these workshops to different organizations throughout the year to promote understanding of Islam and American Muslims in South Texas.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 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: Sarwat Husain, Tel: 210-378-9528, E-Mail:


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