NYPD Appoint First Muslim Chaplain

Source: New York Daily News

On June 4, 1999, the Daily News reported that Imam
Izak-El Mu’eed Pasha of the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque in Harlem, New
York was appointed as the first Muslim chaplain in New York Police
history. Pasha, who heads the historic Temple No. 7 that was once led
by Malcolm X, lobbied for the chaplaincy after the controversial
killing of Abner Louima, a Muslim, by a police officer. Pasha stated:
“We hope that we will help all people, not just Muslims, but all
people of faith and people not of faith.”