Long Island's Muslim community

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August 14, 2009, Melville: Some men pray in the hallway and entranceway into the house as the main room for the men is full during the afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Melville. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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August 14, 2009, Melville: Some men sit in the hallway as the main room for the men is full during the afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Melville. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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August 14, 2009, Melville: A man listens as Dr. Osama Younis gives the lecture during the afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Melville. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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August 14, 2009, Melville: People enter the Islamic Center of Melville for afternoon prayer service. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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August 14, 2009, Melville: Some men sit in the hallway as the main room for the men is full during the afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Melville. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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August 14, 2009, Melville: Men praying during the afternoon prayer service at the Islamic Center of Melville. Newsday Photo / Karen Wiles Stabile

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--(L-R) Mumtahena Hanna, 14, and Sabrina Rahman, 18, pose during the official opening for the Bangladeshi newest mosque in Long Island on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--Mumtahena Hanna, 14, poses during the official opening for the Bangladeshi newest mosque in Long Island on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--(L-R) Mumtahena Hanna, 14, and Sabrina Rahman, 18, pose during the official opening for the Bangladeshi newest mosque in Long Island on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--Sabrina Rahman, 18, poses during the official opening for the Bangladeshi newest mosque in Long Island on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--Naaz Hossain looks over during the celebration of the official opening for the newest mosque in Long Island Bangladeshi in East Meadow on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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08/19/09--EAST MEADOW, NY--Muslim women listen in during celebration of the official opening for the newest mosque in Long Island, Bangladeshi, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. (Newsday/ Ana P. Gutierrez)

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