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U.S. seeks to revoke citizenship of Somali-born Muslim cleric
by Earl Rinehart
The federal government says a man considered by Somali immigrants as the most important Muslim cleric does not have the "good moral character" to remain a U.S. citizen.
The U.S. attorney's office wants the citizenship granted to Mohamed Idris Ahmed in 2003 revoked. Prosecutors say he lied on his naturalization application by not mentioning that he had two wives and had traveled outside the United States.
A two-day nonjury trial in Ahmed's case ended last month in federal court in Columbus; attorneys have until May 27 to file briefs with U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson.
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