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Dissent greets mosque opening

Hundreds attend afternoon service, as a few protest

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (left) and Charles Jacobs argued over the merits of the new mosque in Roxbury (in background) after supporters of the mosque presented Jacobs and other protesters with white roses in a gesture of peace. Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (left) and Charles Jacobs argued over the merits of the new mosque in Roxbury (in background) after supporters of the mosque presented Jacobs and other protesters with white roses in a gesture of peace. (David L. Ryan/ Globe Staff)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / June 27, 2009

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With the cutting of a taut green ribbon and the haunting chant of a call to prayer, a crowd of hundreds of local Muslims inaugurated a large new mosque yesterday in Roxbury Crossing. (Full article: 489 words)

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