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Dr. Nazir Hamoui, 58, bows for an evening prayer in the living room of his home. The Syrian born urologist and his family were the first Muslims to settle in Hernando County. As his practice became more established, he told others about Florida’s west coast. The furniture behind him was brought back to Florida from one of his many visits to his native country.

[Times photo: Daniel Wallace]
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