The Hawk Eye

Muslim girls express faith through hijabs, face judgment for beliefs in western world

Reading the Qu'ran is a typical part of junior Salwa Mohamedaman's routine at the mosque and at home. Salwa, who reads the Qu'ran for ten minutes a day, finished the entire book during her freshman year and ha memorized certain sections. She looks at the Arabic text alongside the English translation, the jumbled scribbles turning into understandable words.
November 20, 2009

It must be the sun that is stifling her. Bullets of light pierce through the fabric of her baggy sweatpants and long-sleeved jacket. The 96 degree heat piles up on her dark clothes, and the perspiration...

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