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Amid criticism, Trevecca Nazarene University has withdrawn as a venue this month for a controversial event organized by Republican gubernatorial candidate Mae Beavers.

The Jan. 25 "Homeland Security Summit" will feature three speakers known by critics for espousing anti-Muslim views, including Bill French — listed on promotional materials under his pen name "Bill Warner" — Cathy Hinners and John Guandolo.

"It's kind of a who's who of Islamaphobes," said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR.

"The themes are always the same: Muslims are about to take over the country and install sharia in place of the Constitution, and mosques are hotbeds of extremism."


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