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Dallas County commissioners open meeting with Muslim prayer after incidents in Fort Worth and the Capitol
by Matthew Watkins
The Dallas County Commissioners Court opened its meeting Tuesday with a Muslim prayer to show support for Muslims who were treated hostilely in recent days during events in North Texas and at the state Capitol.
The short invocation was led by two Muslim leaders who experienced that hostility. They read three short verses from the Quran and asked god to "send your blessing on the city of Dallas, our beloved state of Texas and the great country of the United States that we all call home."
They spoke at the invitation of County Judge Clay Jenkins, who said he wanted to show the Muslim community that it is appreciated.
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