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Groups call seminar on Somalia anti-Muslim

Muslim and Somali organizations are slamming an upcoming seminar on Somalia organized by former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher. They say "Understanding the People of Somalia" will spread "inaccurate and biased information" and lead to more racial and religious profiling. The groups say featured speakers at the event "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak."
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Muslim and Somali organizations are slamming an upcoming seminar on Somalia organized by former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher. They say "Understanding the People of Somalia" will spread "inaccurate and biased information" and lead to more racial and religious profiling. The groups say featured speakers at the event "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak."

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