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Controversial speaker draws criticism from national Islamic advocacy group
A national Muslim advocacy group is calling on Brevard County officials to block the use of a county building next week for a meeting that will feature a controversial University of Central Florida professor whose lectures they have criticized as anti-Islamic.
Associate Professor Jonathan Matusitz is scheduled to address an ACT! For Space Coast Florida meeting Tuesday in the Brevard County Commission meeting room in Viera. The group, which meets to discuss issues such as terrorism, geopolitics and Islam, regularly holds meetings there, drawing an average of about 50 people. Tuesday's meeting topic was advertised as "The Islamic Threat to America."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a statement Friday urging county officials to pull use of the room.
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