A Somali teenager from Minnesota, an observant Muslim, a student at Harvard (which she chose from all the eight ivory league universities that accepted her), a social activist from her school days, and the freshest face of the American Muslim community, is the new US youth representative to the United Nations. To much of America this may still be a surprise, and to some this may even be discomforting, but it shouldn’t be. Intelligence, excellence, a sense of selfless service, and a drive to reach the top, are not the monopoly of any demographic group in the land. Yes, a person of immigrant background can get there. Yes, an observant Muslim can get there. Yes, any American with the drive and dedication can get there. The sooner all American appreciate that, the sooner America can achieve its highest potential as a nation and a society.
Read about her here – http://genun.unausa.org/youth_observer