- Syrian immigrants started settling in Iowa more than a century ago
- They are both Muslims and Christians and have coexisted with others in the heartland
- But now, the goodwill they have built is at risk after ISIS attacks have heightened anxiety
CNN's Moni Basu reported this story from Iowa following the Paris attacks. The issue of Muslim immigration to this country is a hot topic as Iowans head to Monday's caucuses.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN)The small white building is inconspicuous except for its shuttered windows adorned with painted mint-green domes. A silver crescent catches the sun above the door as men with beards and women with their bodies covered from head to toe enter.