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When Mahmoud Tarifi learned the name of a suspect in Wednesday's San Bernardino shooting, his heart sank. He said he knew the man may have been Muslim.

After officials announced that Syed Farook was a suspect, members of the faith's community shared their sense of grief and concern.

Tarifi, a leader at the Islamic Center of Claremont, said American Muslims are accustomed to being targeted and scapegoated whenever violent Islamic extremists commit attacks.


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