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Prime Minister Stephen Harper hasn't even started packing for his first visit to the Middle East, but the trip already has its first controversy.

A Canadian Muslim group wants Harper's officials to boot a Toronto rabbi out of the official delegation that will travel with the prime minister.

In a letter sent to Harper on Tuesday, the National Council of Canadian Muslims said it objected to the presence of Toronto Rabbi Daniel Korobkin as part of Harper's official delegation.


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