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St. Paul imam barred from Twin Cities airport tour blames feds
by Mukhtar Ibrahim
A St. Paul imam says federal officials abruptly pulled his invitation to review operations and screening at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport because he's been critical of federal anti-terror recruiting efforts in Minnesota.
Imam Hassan Mohamud of Minnesota Da'wah Institute said he was told he couldn't participate in a Feb. 18 tour of the airport organized by the Department of Homeland Security, even though he participated in last year's tour.
Homeland Security officials invited Mohamud in January to participate in the 2016 airport tour, part of the agency's ongoing efforts to engage with the Muslim community and address concerns about profiling and screening of Muslims.
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