US government overturned order denying entry to 2 Muslim scholars

On January 20, 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an order granting professors Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib permission to enter the US, reversing an order issued under George W. Bush's administration denying them entry. The Bush administration had claimed that the two had ties to terrorism. While Ramadan and Habib had strongly criticized US foreign policy in the past, Clinton stated at the signing that neither man posed a threat to national security. Upon the signing of the order, both men still had to apply for a visa.

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