WASHINGTON — The rhythmic clapping began the minute Amr Khaled stepped into the packed ballroom. Surrounded by security guards, the Egyptian preacher had to weave his way through the crowd — men both clean-shaven and bearded, women both fashionably coifed and dressed in conservative Islamic dress — that had come from up and down the East Coast to hear him. Two massive screens projected his image to those in the back.
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