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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Muslim in Orlando

“Leave your religion – it’s violent!” That’s what a man yelled to Farhana Yunus and her daughter as they were with a Girl Scout troop in Mount Dora. “Go back to where you came from!” he barked at them. The words brought Yunus’ 10-year-old daughter to tears. When she replied, “Have a nice day,” the man shot back, “I’ll have a nice day when you leave.” Yunus, who is Muslim, says the recent political rhetoric directed at her religion has been hard to take. But rather than shrink into the background, she and her husband have made it a point to reach out and be more visible in their community. Last month, the Oviedo couple hosted a meet-and-greet barbecue for …
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