Age of Jahiliyah

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Archive for the day “November 22, 2007”

Growing Up in America: Local Muslim Girls Discuss Their Lives and Aspirations

From South Bend Tribune

MARIEM QAMRUZZAMAN
Tribune Staff Writer

SOUTH BEND — In terms of academics, Serene Ibrahim, 20, resembles other college students. She has set her sights on a major, nursing, taking inspiration from her aunt, a nurse, and her favorite TV shows, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “ER.” She also plans on graduating after finishing four years of studies, in 2009, from Indiana University South Bend.

Serene, however, has never attended a typical college party, and probably never will.

But that’s all right with her.

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