Meeting Held Between Law Enforcement Officers and Muslims

March 16, 2007

Source: Fox 23 Online

(OKLAHOMA CITY) March 16 - Law officers have met with Muslim leaders in Oklahoma in an effort to improve understanding and limit problems in what both sides say can be a tense relationship.

FBI agents, police chiefs and officers, mosque leaders and members of the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council met privately at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Michael Ward says counterterrorism investigations routinely produce leads involving the Muslim community. He says those leads must be worked aggressively but there also must be a balance to ensure Muslims are treated fairly.