Sunday, June 19, 2011

Muslims in Western New York

The Buffalo News recently reported on certain activities of Muslims in western New York:
Law enforcement officials in this region met in a joint press conference with the Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York and publicly recognized and endorsed the role MPAC-WNY is playing in the security of the United States.

These include:

* Conducting training sessions for law enforcement and other government personnel. The sessions have introduced the personnel to Islamic principles and to the diversity within Islam, as well as providing tips on interviewing and techniques for effectively engaging that community.

* Acting as an effective interface between the Muslim community and the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.

* Initiating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executive seminar training, which makes the FBI more effective by strengthening the relationship between the bureau and the Muslim community.

* Delivering presentations and arranging open houses at mosques to introduce Islam to the broader community.
The entire story is here. It is nice to see that the good things done by our Muslim brothers and sisters are getting some media coverage.