Local Muslims undaunted by Trump backlash

‘We’re used to these kind of things’

OPEN MOSQUE—Syed Shadab of Newbury Park deep in prayer.
While a rise in hate crimes has been observed in other parts of the country since the election of Donald Trump, some local Muslims say they are feeling accepted—not rejected—in the wake of the presidential outcome.
“It’s a lot of support. . . . People are very concerned (since the election), and they want to know how we are doing,” said Hijasma Mohammed, a mother of three.
“For me, I’ve actual...

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