The Houston office of Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR-Houston) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU-TX)
met with representatives of the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on
Tuesday to discuss issues of mutual concern, including protection against
anti-Muslim hate crimes, the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts and ways of
improving cooperation between law enforcement and the American Muslim
The meeting included three top officials of the Houston District Office of
the FBI, Special Agent in Charge Roderick l. Beverly, Supervisory Special
Agent Norman Williams of the Hate Crimes unit and Supervisory Special Agent
Steve Gentry. The meeting was also attended by Justo Garcia, Outreach
Coordinator of the Department of Justice, who offered insights on
encouraging community support for law enforcement.
The meeting was one of many CAIR-Houston is conducting with various law
enforcement agencies to build constructive relationships and to voice the
Muslim community’s concerns.
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston, 713-838-2247, 832-814-5554, 832-656-0449