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Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community
Homeland Security head aims to build trust in L.A. Muslim community

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with American Muslim leaders who've raised concerns about government surveillance, initiatives to combat extremism and treatment during airport security screenings. The meeting at the Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley in Rowland Heights, which was closed to the media, was intended to "build partnerships and build trust," Johnson said after gathering with about 60 community leaders. "I've made this a personal priority of mine," Johnson said. Among other things, the gathering touched on a pilot initiative called "Countering Violent Extremism," which community leaders say indiscriminately...

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