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Latina converts look for answers in Islam

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Beatriz Khedy prays while Yuri Lara (right) watches, at the Cultural Islamic Center in East Harlem, New York City. (Photo by Pilar Conci)

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Yuri Lara (left) and Beatriz Khedy (right) in class at the Cultural Islamic Center in East Harlem, New York City. (Photo by Pilar Conci)

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Mayeline Turbides, during a break from class at the North Hudson Islamic Educational Center, in Union City, New Jersey (Photo by Pilar Conci)

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Increasing numbers of Latinas are converting to Islam, for love, faith and, some say, a sense of respect. But some find acceptance from family and friends is harder to come by.


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