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Council on American-Islamic Relations denied request to participate in 2016 Veteran's Day Parade

Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 06:44:10-05

TULSA - This year’s Veteran’s Day parade will not include the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

Last year, CAIR’s participation in the parade was controversial with bystanders turning their backs to the float and even protesting the float.

But this year, CAIR’s application to participate in the 2016 Veteran’s Day parade was denied.

VIDEO: Veterans Day Parade in downtown Tulsa

Group leaders are disappointed with decision but say they’re not making a fuss about it because they don’t want to take away from focusing on veterans.

Adam Soltani with CAIR says the group was advised to take on projects supporting veterans in order to have a better chance next year.

Soltani went on to say, however, that he feels CAIR was targeted because he looked at the list of organizations participating in the parade and he does not feel that every single group has participated in veteran’s projects.

Despite the denied application, Soltani and CAIR are still encouraging Muslims to show up for the parade and support veterans.

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