(EL PASO, TX, 6/28/05) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) recently hosted a series of “Know Your Rights” and community safety workshops in El Paso, Texas. Last weekend’s workshops on community safety were the second in a series of sessions designed to inform local Muslims about their legal rights and about proactive steps that can be taken to promote public safety. “Our goal is to ensure that all Americans know and exercise their legal rights,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Iesa Galloway. Galloway also urged law enforcement officials to receive the Department of Justice Community Relations Service (DOJ-CRS) Arab, Muslim and Sikh cultural training. He added that those sessions have been well received by law enforcement agencies across the country.
CAIR publishes a “Know Your Rights Pocket Guide,” a “Law Enforcement Official’s Guide to the Muslim Community” and a “Muslim Community Safety Kit.” The first two publications are available at: https://www.cair-net.org/comersus/store/comersus_index.asp The safety kit is available at: http://cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=138&theType=AA
CONTACT: Iesa Galloway, 713-838-2247, 832-656-0449, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org