Tea Party circles in East Tennessee might seem an unlikely environment for launching a Muslim organization. Will Coley, a 31-year-old Tennessee native, Muslim convert and Tea Party activist did just that.
Every other Wednesday, on a leafy cul-de-sac in Arlington, Virginia, students trickle in and out of the home studio of Mohamed Zakariya, who teaches Islamic calligraphy. Reporter Bruce Wallace went to a recent lesson at Zakariya’s home to see and hear the master at work.
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