In Hawaii, FBI Hosts Seminar Informing Agents on Islamic Culture

August 25, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Adviser

On August 25, 2004 The Honolulu Adviser reported that the, "Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday hosted an informational lecture about Islam for Hawai'i-based agents and members of the state's Joint Terrorism Task Force. The goal was to help inform agents about the basic tenets of Islam in order to make them aware of the culture that many terrorists use as cover. The idea is that by educating themselves about the religion and philosophy, the FBI can focus on finding the bad guys without offending the community. The hour long lecture was given by Hakim Ouansafi, president and chairman of the Muslim Association of Hawai'i as well as general manager of the Aston Aloha Surf Hotel."