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January 24, 2002
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U.S. Jewish leaders are angry that a controversial Muslim has been asked to address the State Department later this month. Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Los Angeles-based Muslim Public Affairs Council, is scheduled to speak Jan. 28 on “Rising Voices of Moderate Muslims” as part of the State Department’s annual Open Forum lecture series. After the Sept. 11 attacks, Al-Marayati said Israel should be a suspect because the attacks diverted “attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories.”

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