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Arab-American and Muslim leaders said they received assurances today from federal law enforcement officials that added security in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden wouldn't result in profiling.

The meeting at the Star International Academy between the community leaders and representatives from the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office and Department of Homeland Security was scheduled before bin Laden's death, but concerns emerged about possible retaliation or difficulties if the federal threat level is elevated.

"All of the federal agencies made it loud and clear that hate crimes and a backlash would not be tolerated, and that in no form or shape would there be racial profiling," said Imad Hamad, the regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.


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