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CAIR-Georgia Trains Law Enforcement Officials

(ATLANTA, GA, 7/3/05) – CAIR-North Georgia (CAIR-NGA) recently conducted a training seminar for Gwinnett County law enforcement officials. The seminar, titled “Understanding the American Muslim Community,” provided information on the basics of Islam, religious practices of Muslims and areas in which the Muslim community and law enforcement authorities can work together. The Gwinnett County District Attorneys office requested the half-day session for their investigators. Other attendees included representatives of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Suwanee and Lilburn Police Departments. Feedback on the session was very positive. The Suwanee Police Department ordered 30 CAIR Law Enforcement Guides for their officers. In a letter to CAIR North Georgia, Chief Investigator Jack Burnette wrote: “. . .this was an unusual and interesting topic for law-enforcement as well as one that gave information we can actually use.”

CONTACT: CAIR-GA, Yusof Burke, 770-220-0082, E-Mail:


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