For some North Texas Muslims, Sunday's attack on Garland's Curtis Culwell Center was yet another moment to brace against anti-Muslim sentiment expressed either online or in hateful personal encounters.

"My first reaction was 'Crap. Here we go again,'" said Carole Sturm, 50, of Arlington, who converted to Islam in college.

But among the more than 150,000 Muslims who live in the area, many say such encounters are not a part of daily life.

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