The Muslim Teen: MTV or the Muezzin

Just home from school on an ordinary afternoon, Sana Shah, 16, plops down her books, shakes out her hair and heads upstairs to watch some TV. She switches the set in her parents' bedroom to Roswell and kicks her younger brother and sister off the couch. "Teenage aliens with identity crises," grumbles her mother, who is trying to nap on the bed. "What nonsense."

This comforting after-school scene could be happening anywhere in America, but outside the bedroom window, wild green parrots are feasting on berries in a jamun tree, and from a distance comes the scratchy voice of a muezzin...

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