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June 29, 2009
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LAPD names first Islamic chaplain

By Duke Helfand
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — American Muslims have never been much of a presence in the Los Angeles Police Department, accounting for less than 1% of its nearly 10,000 officers.

But now, with department leaders eager to improve relationships with local Muslims, top brass have named the force's first Islamic chaplain: a Pakistani-born spiritual leader who has spent much of the last decade trying to build bridges between law enforcement and Los Angeles County's diverse Muslim communities.

Full story: LAPD names first Islamic chaplain






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