DHS and the Dearborn Muslim Community: A Relationship on the Rocks?

On January 13, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson trekked to Dearborn, Michigan, where he spoke to students and law enforcement at the University of Michigan – Dearborn about the department’s efforts to engage the Muslim community. He also met privately with student leaders in a meeting closed to media.

Reportedly, Johnson did not meet with leaders of the local Muslim community. He did say that he was “open to the idea of meeting with faith leaders in the future,” but it still seems odd, considering DHS billed the talk’s subject as community engagement.

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