US attorney to host discussion with Muslim, Sikh leaders

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut (Photo:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for Connecticut is holding a meeting this week with Muslim and Sikh community leaders to discuss issues of concern to their communities.

U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly’s meeting on Wednesday will also include civil rights prosecutors and the local FBI for a discussion of civil rights law.

It’s part of more than a dozen events that the Justice Department has scheduled over the coming weeks to address a backlash against Muslims, Arabs and other minorities following extremist attacks in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino, California.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the events underscore the department’s “ongoing commitment to safeguard the civil rights of every American.”

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