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N.Y. Bans Islamic Chaplain From Prisons

An Islamic chaplain has been barred from ministering to state prison inmates for reportedly making comments sympathetic to the Sept. 11 terrorists. Warith Deen Umar, 58, who retired in 2000, won’t be allowed in facilities he has tried to visit at least three or four times, state prisons spokesman James Flateau said Thursday. “The comments that he has made since leaving our employ are nothing short of reprehensible, disgusting and rejected by virtually all Americans regardless of race, creed or color,” Flateau said. A Wall Street Journal article published Wednesday quoted Umar as saying “even Muslims who say they are against terrorism secretly admire and applaud” the hijackers. Umar said his remarks were taken out of context. Full Story

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