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An American Mayor Who Happens to Be Muslim

When Syrian-native Mohamed Khairullah settled in the small American town of Prospect Park, New Jersey in 1991, he did not envision he would one day become its mayor. He was only in the 11th grade at the time.   Prior to the United States, Khairullah’s life was about escaping conflict. In 1980, during the first uprising against then-president of Syria, Hafez al-Assad, five-year-old Khairullah and his family fled Syria to Saudi Arabia. Eleven years later following the first Gulf War,...

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