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Sacramento Muslims Meet with FBI, U.S. Attorney


On October 6, 2004, more than 30 leaders of the Sacramento
Valley Muslim community met with Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter,
U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott, and other law enforcement officials to
discuss issues of concern to the Muslim Community.

The meeting, facilitated by the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), addressed a wide range of issues,
including the FBI’s October plan prior to the November election,
counterterrorism efforts, anti-Muslim hate crimes, civil rights, racial
profiling, and security in Sacramento.

“The FBI seeks to continue to strengthen relationships with the Muslim
American community, to address concerns, jointly solve issues of mutual
concern, and work together to ensure a safe America while staunchly
preserving the rights and respect of the greater Sacramento Muslim
population,” said Special Agent In Charge Keith Slotter.

“Sacramento Muslims will continue to work with law enforcement authorities
for the security of our country.” said CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim
Elkarra. “We welcome assurances from the FBI about the protection of our
civil rights.”

Those who took part in the meeting included CAIR-SV, the Islamic Center of
Chico, Farooqia Islamic Center of Lodi, Islamic Center of Davis, Islamic
Society of Folsom, Lodi Mosque, Masjid AnNur Islamic Center, Masjid
Ibrahim, Muslim Mosque Association, Sacramento Afghan Community and
Religious Center, and Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims (SALAM).

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916-289-3748, E-Mail:


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