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Monday, June 29, 2009
L.A.P.D. Names First Muslim Chaplain
"Sheik Qazi Asad prays five times each day. The Pakistani-born immigrant, who is now a U.S. citizen, first got involved with law enforcement after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, working with the Sheriff’s Department." Photo by Jake Stevens for the Los Angeles Times.
The Los Angeles Times reports today on the appointment of the Los Angeles Police Department's first Muslim chaplain:
Sheik Qazi Asad, 47, will serve as a reserve chaplain at the LAPD's North Hollywood station.
Warmest congratulations and As-Salāmu `Alaykum, Imam!