Many Americans continue to fear their Muslim neighbors and fellow citizens, if not as potential terrorists then as terrorist sympathizers — or, more generally, as the bearers of an alien culture shared by America's enemies.
Stoking these fears are a handful of zealous investigative journalists and bloggers who recycle a body of facts about the Islamist origins of most Muslim leaders and of virtually all major American Muslim organizations.
Her mother was more worried that the photos did not reflect well on the family.
Although dating is off-limits for these religious Muslim teens, they are allowed supervised visits with a potential spouse, who they are encouraged to meet through their network of family or friends.
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)– Before posting pictures of her boyfriend, 17-year-old Sania Iqbal blocked all her Muslim family members from her social media page.
It wasn’t until a younger cousin took a screen shot that captured the images that she realized she wasn’t as covert as she thought she was.
The whole situation gave Iqbal, an Arab-Muslim who lives in Copiague, N. “I had to do everything behind my parents’ back [and] I didn’t like that,” she said.
Whether in response to an Islamic tradition that prohibits dating or to the desire to fit in with their peers, some Muslim teens are having relationships in secret.