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Muslims pray during Friday prayers at the Cuba Camii mosque in Cologne

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

COLOGNE, Germany - Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. But when he saw men with bushy long beards at a mosque near his current home in Cologne last November, he was worried.

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