Source: The Detroit News
On June 28, 2004 The Detroit News reported that, "Now 24, Mona Safiedine this year began wearing the veil and long, obscuring robes that, for many, are integral to Muslim beliefs about piety and acceptance of the faith. Her decision is part of her personal development and the spiritual journey of a young life. And it is an increasingly well-traveled path. Among Muslims in Michigan, and in other states with large Muslim populations, more young adults are committing to Islam in a way that their parents did not. The younger generation is picking up what, in many cases, their immigrant parents were comfortable leaving behind. Spurred by their spiritual yearning and feeling increasingly comfortable in places like Dearborn, Los Angeles and Chicago, observers say young adults are in the vanguard as Islam extends roots firmly into the United States."