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Commentary: For Muslims, the mosque is the center of family life — and now a reminder of brutal massacre

The mosque is not just a house of worship. It is the star around which the Muslim community orbits, the light in which Muslims grow and thrive.

Through the past two decades of marriage to a Muslim immigrant, raising our Muslim children in Queens, N.Y., the rhythm of our life has too often been ruptured by violence. There was 9/11, the countless airport stops with their anxious hours of waiting, the New York Police Department's invasive surveillance of our community in the years after

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