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Mubarak Dahir: The Lone Muslim in First Grade

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Mubarak Dahir: The Lone Muslim in First Grade

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Mubarak Dahir: The Lone Muslim in First Grade

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In 1970, commentator Mubarak Dahir was in the first grade at Sharpe Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn. Not surprisingly, he was the only Muslim in his class. Every Monday morning, his teacher asked which students went to Sunday school, and Mubarak did not raise his hand.

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