Photos accompanying the cover story in which Muslims in Madison express how the anti-Islamic rhetoric in the media affects them as a community.
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An unassuming place, the restaurant appears to have a strong following and does brisk carry-out business; the phone was ringing off the hook on a recent Sunday afternoon while I waited for my order.
Open seven days a week, Thai Basil is owned by Noppadol Porntarbthong, who started the business about six years ago. While there are a few small tables, the restaurant is carry-out or delivery only and there are no dishes for you to eat there.
Madison Muslims have migrated from different parts of the world, belong to a wide variety of ethnic groups and are a tightly knit community.