One year ago today, the local chapter of a national Muslim organization found itself thrust into the spotlight.

The shooting at San Bernardino's Inland Regional Center, which left 14 dead and 22 seriously injured, hit close to home for the Anaheim-based Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last month.

Hussam Ayloush, CAIR-LA's executive director, recalled the minutes and hours after the Dec. 2, 2015, shooting perpetrated by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, both of whom were killed in a shootout with police the same day.

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