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A once-unwelcome scholar speaks in US

State Dept. lifts ban on his entry

Adam Habib, a South African scholar and opponent of the Iraq war who was denied entry to the United States under a provision of the Patriot Act, spoke at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. Adam Habib, a South African scholar and opponent of the Iraq war who was denied entry to the United States under a provision of the Patriot Act, spoke at Harvard Law School on Wednesday. (Christopher Ott/Aclu of Massachusetts)
By James F. Smith
Globe Staff / April 2, 2010

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More than three years after he was barred from entering the United States, South African political science professor Adam Habib finally got to speak to audiences around Boston this week. And he seized the platform to call on President Obama to declare that “ideological exclusion is wrong.’’ (Full article: 811 words)

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