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Both Deborah and Karima grew up so insulated by their own faiths that when they met—while working at a group home for people with intellectual disabilities in Toronto— they knew almost nothing about each other’s religion…or any religions other than their own.

“I didn’t know that Karima could be Muslim and not wear a hijab,” Deborah says. “I thought all Muslim women wore it.” (Karima wears one only when she goes to

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