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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), discusses U.S. military relations with Mohamed Houssein Doualeh, Djibouti deputy minister of Muslim affairs & charitable assets in Djibouti, April 11, 2017.  Saifulislam is one of two Muslim chaplains in the U.S. Navy, and the only military Imam assigned to USAFRICOM. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), discusses U.S. military relations with Mohamed Houssein Doualeh, Djibouti deputy minister of Muslim affairs & charitable assets in Djibouti, April 11, 2017. Saifulislam is one of two Muslim chaplains in the U.S. Navy, and the only military Imam assigned to USAFRICOM. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Jadot)
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