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CAIR-OH Hosts Ohio, U.A.E. Law Enforcement Officials


(COLUMBUS, OH, 11/2/06) – The Columbus office of CAIR-Ohio recently hosted a group of police officers from the United Arab Emirates and various law enforcement officials from Ohio for dinner as part of a continuing effort to establish positive relationships and dialogue between Ohio’s Muslim community and law enforcement authorities.

The U.A.E. police officers were in Columbus to meet with various law enforcement agencies for training purposes. This training program was initiated through Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. Ohio law enforcement agency’s represented at the dinner included: Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The dinner was followed by a brief presentation given by CAIR-Ohio and an open discussion. The police officers were very interested to learn about the American Muslim community and asked many questions about how the community interacts with American society and how it deals with growing prejudice and discrimination.

Previously, the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police asked CAIR-Ohio to attend a Ramadan Dinner that they organized for a group of police officers from Turkey.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 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: Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, E-Mail:; Romin Iqbal, 614-451-3232, E-Mail:


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