WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a public affairs organization, has announced the opening of a Muslim training center for political lobbying, grassroots activism, public relations and community leadership.
The council said its Leadership Training Center for American Muslims, believed to be the first of its kind, ''is a reflection of the growing influence of Muslims and Islam in American society.''
The announcement came as the Muslim council opened new headquarters near Capitol Hill.
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