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Zarif Khan, "Tamale Louie", a Wyoming Legend

A Wide World of Stories:

On a social media wall, a man flashes the horn hand symbol as he glares at the camera, intent on spreading his message that Muslim people have no place in his community. The man – an unemployed oil field mechanic named Bret Colvin has spent years trying to drive the small community of Muslims from northeastern Wyoming. While too many agree with Colvin’s religious and political rejection of Muslims, others recognize that most of the community of people he is targeting were born and raised in the state, their parents were born and raised in the state, and even their grandparents were born and raised in Wyoming.