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Wael Odeh fights Islamophobia as he vies for a Temple Terrace City Council seat

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Civil engineer Wael Odeh had been campaigning for months in his effort to win one of the two open seats on the Temple Terrace City Council on Nov. 8 when his candidacy became a national story last week, thanks to an anonymous letter designed to sow doubts about his character because of his Muslim beliefs. The 56-year-old Odeh was born in East Jerusalem in the Palestinian territories and moved to the U.S. at the age of 18, where he attended…

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