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Islamic Clerics Face Suspicion, Scorn in U.S.

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Islamic Clerics Face Suspicion, Scorn in U.S.

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Islamic Clerics Face Suspicion, Scorn in U.S.

Islamic Clerics Face Suspicion, Scorn in U.S.

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Islamic clerics in the United States say they're treated with suspicion by the U.S. government — and some fellow Muslims — as they seek to promote a moderate, tolerant interpretation of Islam. The recent detention of two imams from Canada who were traveling to the United States to speak provides an example. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.