Calls Rise to Probe Capitol Hill Muslim Prayer Sessions

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Calls are increasing for the Justice Department to investigate a weekly Muslim prayer session on Capitol Hill attended by congressional staffers.

Muslims with terrorist ties have been participating in the session since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The American Center for Law and Justice, founded by the Rev. Pat Robertson, issued the demand to investigate, one day after Foxnews.com revealed that the notorious al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was among the controversial figures who has attended the weekly Friday jummah prayer.

The prayer sessions have been hosted by the Congressional Muslim Staff Association during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

The group held prayers informally for about eight years before gaining official status in 2006 under the sponsorship of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., one of two Muslims currently serving in Congress.

Jordan Sekulow, with the ACLJ, spoke more about this on CBN's Newswatch program, Nov. 15. Check your local listings for show times, or check CBNNews.com after 5p.m. ET.

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