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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will give his fourth State of the City Address next week — at the Idris Mosque.

While some are applauding city leaders' show of support for the Muslim community, others are concerned about a public event in a religious space.

Arsalan Bukhari with CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said this move by the mayor and City Council is a huge step in bringing communities together, but the co-president of Freedom from Religion argues that holding such a meeting in a place of worship raises serious concerns.


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