Spearkers from left to right; Honorable Samuel L. Neil Jr. Mayor of Corpus Christi, Sarwat Husain Chair-SA, Ivey Bahloul, Sheikh Osama Bahloul, Dr. Haroon Patel, FBI agent Mr. Mathew P. Desmond, and FBI agent Mr. Albert J. speaking at the Islamic Society of Southern Texas, April 10th 2005.
(San Antonio, TX, 4/11/05) – On Sunday, April 10th, the San Antonio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SA) participated in an interactive symposium, “Faith in Liberty,” sponsored by the Islamic Society of Southern Texas.
The event, attended by more than 200 people from different faiths, was designed to bring the community together to discuss issues of public security and safety. Speakers included the mayor of Corpus Christi, The Honorable Samuel L. Neil Jr.; FBI Agents Albert J. Hall and Mathew P. Desmond; CAIR-SA Chairwoman Sarwat Husain, Dr. Haroon Patel; Ivey Bahloul, and others.
Mayor Neil welcomed the Muslim community to discuss issues of concern, while law enforcement officials talked about the role of American Muslims in making the community a safer place to live.
“To make America a truly safe, we all must come together to protect civil liberties regardless of our different faiths and backgrounds,” said Sarwat Husain of CAIR-SA.