Death of Dr. Maher Hathout

January 1, 1936 - January 3, 2015
Duarte, California | Age 79

Interfaith Muslim leader dies at 79
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By GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Maher Hathout, a prominent interfaith leader hailed as the father of the Muslim American identity, has died. He was 79.

Hathout, who was born in Egypt but became a steady and insistent voice for Muslim American civic engagement over four decades, died Friday at the City of Hope in Duarte after a yearlong battle with liver cancer, said Salam al-Marayati, president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which Hathout co...

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