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CAIR-MN: Community-Led Task Force, Supported by 50 Muslim Organizations, Holds First Meeting.

50 Muslim Organizations Abu Bakr Islamic Center(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/14/15) – Community led task force announces a successful first meeting. The task force met last night at the Abubakar Islamic Center. Leaders from different faith based organizations as well as other community activists and family members of the recently arrested youth were in attendance.

“Those who attended were hopeful to hear the efforts and opportunities this task force presents to the community,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “It was great seeing leaders share with the task force ways they are working to address this issue”

Task force members discussed different strategies currently being utilized by each organization. Community leaders reiterated their support for the work of the task force and urged others to join the effort. Family members of the arrested youth shared their concerns and fears with the task force. The task force plans to hold ongoing bi-monthly meetings.

The community led task force was initiated in early January of 2015, by community leaders to address the issue of radicalization. This task force creates an opportunity for community leaders to share best practices for addressing this issue. The task force works to engage the community on the issue of radicalization, create community-based sustainable solutions and support law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, E-Mail: jhussein@cair.com

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