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American Muslim leader Dr. Maher Hathout remembered by SoCal Muslims




More than 1,000 fellow Muslims and friends of the late Dr. Maher Hathout attend a memorial service at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Koreatown.
More than 1,000 fellow Muslims and friends of the late Dr. Maher Hathout attend a memorial service at the Islamic Center of Southern California in Koreatown.
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This weekend, one of Southern California's most notable Muslim leaders passed away. Dr. Maher Hathout founded the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He led one of the nation's most influential mosques, the Islamic Center,  for nearly three decades. 

Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, joins Take Two for more on Dr. Hathout's life and work.