US: ‘Generation One’: A Frisco Teen Embraces Her Muslim Roots

Irum Ali decided to wear a hijab to Liberty High School in Frisco. Mark Birnbaum KERA

Growing up in a traditional immigrant family can be rewarding and challenging for kids born in the United States. Meet a Frisco high school student who’s managing to practice her religious faith and be a regular American teenager.

At Liberty High School in suburban Frisco, Irum Ali, an American-born teenager, has decided to wear a hijab. She wrestled with the decision for months.

Irum’s the focus of the last installment in Generation One, an eight-part KERA American Graduate series that launched in November.

“When I was considering starting, there were not many Muslims at my school,” Irum says. “I felt like people would judge me. So I went through a lot of internal [thoughts as to] whether I should do it or not.”

One in three Texas kids is either an immigrant or the child of immigrants. Over the next several weeks, KERA will explore the challenges these children face and the ways North Texas schools are trying to weave them into the American tapestry…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That’s like the German ancestry kids demanding the right (and acceptance of) their wearing an SS uniform to school as part of a display of their cultural heritage.

    • Brett_McS

      Muslims are the new Nazis.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I dare say they are worse.
        At least after the war, the vast majority of the Nazis realized the error of their ways, as did the German nation.

    • Frau Katze

      Come on! They’re part of the “American tapestry.” Sadly, we have them too.

    • Pete_Brewster

      Hitler’s male relatives at least had the good manners to get themselves a new name—and get themselves sterilized, to ensure his line ended with them.

      Frisco’s sweetheart doesn’t need a hijab. She needs a hysterectomy.

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  • mauser 98


    • Pete_Brewster

      Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

    • b_marco

      … seems legit.

    • Ewww,

  • simus1

    Hope she keeps on the fast track to catch up with all the other centre of attention bullshit she has missed out on up to now like FGM

  • Hard Little Machine

    Seriously who fucking cares. Attention whore and alawah akbar fuck this shit.

  • sonomaca

    She now sports that lovely fashion accessory which says, “Get ready dirty Kafir because where going to conquer your ass.” Obviously, the idiots have no idea. They’re too busy bending over backwards to make the incipient colonizer feel welcome. Barf.

  • Pete_Brewster

    A high school senior scheduled to graduate in May, it says here. Assuming she doesn’t run off to Syria first. Even her ma thinks she’s mental.

    Of course, everyone at school licks her arse, which may have been the whole point of the exercise.

  • JoKeR
  • Linda1000

    No doubt she fantasizes about meeting up with the dreamy glamour boy of Boston. She’s no different than the groupies who will vote for the shiny pony to be our next PM or the Mr. Gomessy fans.

    • Achmed

      But Shiny Pony’s advisor told us last Friday as we prayed that if we vote for their party they will allow all are relatives in with no questions.

      And he said Kathleen promised not to verify if we are still here and stop our monthly checks.

      He reminded us Canada the only western country not to have exit controls so they won’t even know we left and to stop sending us our monthly government checks in all the names we may be using.

      • Linda1000

        I think I’m going to start sneaking into one of your mosques in my burka so I can find out a good name to use to apply for one of those gov’t cheques. Mohammed said to always be prepared so I already have this new fashion accessory. Allah is great after all.

      • marty_p

        Don’t forget that in Toronto, they’ll even build you a nice new apartment downtown that have extra bedrooms to accommodate your wife, “her sister” and as many kids as your wife and “her sister” can pump out.
        But be forewarned as we learned from Joe Fiorito in the Toronto Star (and Crescent), the kitchen in your new apartment won’t be adequately designed to prevent your “pungent” cooking odours from permeating your apartment.
        But not to worry, if you whine enough you will get lots of print coverage in the GTA section of the Star (and Crescent) to air your complaints and they will glorify how much accommodation has been undertaken to make followers of the “Religion of Peace” feel at home.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Mexican Muslim Lesbians? Meet your future overlords.