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For the first time, Oklahoma Muslims will have a float in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Tulsa on Nov. 11, and not all parade participants are happy about it.

"It's something we have been wanting to do for years," said Adam Soltani, executive director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, based in Oklahoma City.

Soltani said the float is sponsored by CAIR-Oklahoma but will "represent the Oklahoma Muslim community, which is a very diverse community of people from all walks of life, immigrants, indigenous people."


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