The abrupt cancellation of a Muslim leader's prayer before the state House earlier this week hasn't made much of a wave in the Muslim community here.

"What happened in Bismarck this past week was barely a blip on the radar of a lot of my community members," said Yahya Frederickson, a member of Fargo's largest mosque tasked with speaking to news media.

When TV crews showed up during Friday prayers at the Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead, he said, many mosque members wondered what had happened. Many are too busy with jobs and raising families to pay attention to the news, he said, and he suspected they would be "saddened" when they find out.

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