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Islamic advocacy group celebrates SQ755 defeat
by Ben Felder
Defeating an anti Sharia law amendment was the highlight of the past year for an Islamic advocacy group in Oklahoma.
As the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held its annual banquet Saturday, guests celebrated a year of advocacy that was highlighted by the defeat of State Question 755, a amendment to the state constitution approved by voters four years ago.
"It was a pure political ploy and it was unsuccessful," said Michael Salem, an attorney who worked with CAIR on a lawsuit against SQ755. Salem was honored with the Faith in Freedom award at Saturday's banquet for his work on the lawsuit.
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