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Gathering young, enlightened, outspoken Muslim youth, a leading civil rights group has hosted its annual youth program designed to inspire American Muslim youth to increase their civic engagement and empower them to reclaim the image of Islam through positive social activism.

"This is the only leadership program of its kind in the Heartland which combines an American Muslim identity with our nation's rich civil rights tradition," Adam Soltani, executive director of Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told News Oklahoma.

"Our goal is to inspire future leaders to work together to make Oklahoma a better place for individuals from all walks of life."


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