Lawyers fight for the return of a Utah Muslim leader stuck in Kenya

Lawyers filed an emergency petition Friday asking to bring home to Utah a Muslim leader — and an American citizen — stranded in Kenya this week after he was barred from boarding a return flight.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Refugee Justice League of Utah argue in a joint complaint that there is “good evidence” Yussuf Awadir Abdi, imam of Salt Lake City’s Madina Masjid, was put on the federal government’s no-fly list after he left the United States and was blocked from re-ent... ...
6 Published By - The Salt Lake Tribune - 2017.06.17. 04:51
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