Muslim Chaplain Appointed to Police Department of Harvey, Illinois

February 25, 2000

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On February 25, 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Imam Darnell Karim, leader of the Harvey Islamic Center in Harvey, IL, has been added as chaplain for the Harvey Police Department. Harvey Mayor Nickolas Graves, along with Muslim American Society leader W. Deen Mohammed, presided over the swearing in ceremony on Thursday, February 24th: "We want to reach out to everyone, people of all faiths." Karim is the first Muslim chaplain in any suburban Chicago police department. Karim stated: "I hope to bring unity and to let people understand our way of life and religion."