Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil and has spoken of the "risk" he would face if he entered the United States, is scheduled to speak here later this month to a controversial Muslim group.

The Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says that Greenwald will be the keynote speaker at its November 16 "Faith in Freedom" dinner in Anaheim, California.

The banquet is the first scheduled appearance in the United States for Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, since he used information provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to disclose NSA electronic surveillance programs in a series of articles for the U.K.-based Guardian newspaper.

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