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Controversial Muslim leader Hathout gets award despite opposition

by Marc Ballon, Senior Writer
URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/controversial_muslim_leader_hathout_gets_award_despite_opposition_20060922

At a meeting that featured catcalls, standing ovations and the ejection of a disruptive audience member, Los Angeles' County Human Relations Commission voted again Monday to give an award to Dr. Maher Hathout, a local Muslim leader whose harsh rhetoric on Israel generated accusations of anti-Semitism and extremism.

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