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Islamic group's leader barred from terrorism seminar
by Barbara Hoberock
A seminar promoted by the House media, to be held Friday in the House chamber and billed as open to the public, is now closed to the head of an Islamic advocacy group.
The action comes after Adam Soltani, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Oklahoma chapter, criticized some of the seminar speakers as anti-Muslim and for holding Islamophobic views.
In a Monday press release issued by the House Communications Office, the seminar, dubbed "Iran, Hezbollah and the Drug Cartels: Counterterrorism Considerations," is promoted as "open to the public and law enforcement."
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