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September 08, 2011
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Halla Abdelrahman said as a child she was distanced from Islam. At 22, she has since reconnected with her religion.
Laila Alawa's parents decided to raise their children in small towns when they moved to the United States.
Laila and her siblings often felt ostracized in the communities where they lived.
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For Ebad Rahman, far right, choosing a college with a vibrant Muslim community was a priority.
Ebad and friends prayed outside during Ramadan last month.
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Mona Salem worked at Walgreens recently. In sixth grade she lost friends when she began wearing a head scarf.