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CAIR-LA Completes Diversity Training for Police Officers

CAIR-LA Completes Diversity Training for Police Officers

(ANAHEIM, CA, 12/22/2005) – The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) recently completed several diversity training sessions for almost 600 police officers and employees of the Anaheim Police Department.

The training, called “What you Should Know About Islam and Muslims,” addressed the basic tenets of the Islamic faith, Islam’s stance on violence and terrorism, the diversity of the American Muslim community and ways to enhance relationships and understanding between American Muslims and law enforcement.

The sessions also included information about topics such as dress, gender relations, language and perception of law enforcement.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to help build better relations and mutual understanding between the Muslim community and our local police department and officers,” said Ra’id Faraj, Public Relations Director for CAIR-LA.

CONTACT: Sabiha Khan, CAIR-LA at (714) 776-1847 or E-mail: socal@cair.com

 

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