Additional Information on Khalid Turaani

* Angered by President George W. Bush’s failure to distance himself from high-profile Christian conservatives, Turaani said in early 2003: “When Franklin Graham, a man who calls Islam an ‘evil and wicked’ religion, is invited to offer the Good Friday prayer service at the Pentagon, that tells us how Islam is viewed by this Administration.” Turaani also objected to President Bush’s recent nomination of Middle East Forum founder Daniel Pipes to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a federal institution created by Congress “to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world.”

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