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Plainfield police learn about Islam, Muslims through community partnership
by Mike Mallory
A partnership was recently reached between the Plainfield Police Department and Al Aqsa Community Center to strengthen the relationships between law enforcement, Muslims and the local communities in which they live.
Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek and Cmdr. Mike Novak recently visited the Al Aqsa Community Center, 17940 S. Bronk Road in Plainfield, for a meet and greet, Imam Charles Muhammad said.
On Tuesday, Muhammad and Zulfie Khan, the center's secretary general, presented alongside Sabeel Ahmed to Plainfield police at the Plainfield Law Enforcement Center. Ahmed is director of GainPeace, a nonprofit with a main goal of educating the public about Islam and clarifying many misconceptions they may hold.
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