Images play a powerful role in shaping our perceptions. Contemplate the American Muslim woman, for instance or Muslim women more generally. She is commonly portrayed by the media and in popular culture as a victim, terrorist or seductress. This Mother's Day, through the personal images of and reflections by and about real American Muslim woman scattered throughout the U.S., we glimpse a truer understanding of her -- her struggles, aspirations, values -- and are reminded once again of our common humanity.
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