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City of Bell Public Corruption Scandal

Though shootings raise fears of backlash, Lebanese Muslims feel at home in Bell

Though shootings raise fears of backlash, Lebanese Muslims feel at home in Bell

Customers poured into Fatima's Halal Meat Market in the city of Bell. Behind the cash register, Latife Saleh, 40, rang up one man's purchase while a second yelled out an order in Spanish.

"Otra de asada," he said.

"Otra de asada, torta?" Saleh replied, prompting the man to nod.

Several feet away, a Lebanese woman placed an order with Leonardo Castañeda, a 45-year-old butcher who has worked six years at the market: a half a pound of kibbeh and housee.

Castañeda said it took him a while to learn a few words in Arabic before it became like a second language.

"You always learn the bad...

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