For a teen aspiring to be president, being Muslim is a hurdle in post-9/11 America
17-year-old, straight-A student Aya Beydoun is not an implausible future occupant of the White House – if the US can only move past its Islamophobia
Aya Beydoun wants to be president of the United States. On paper, the 17-year-old already is not an implausible future occupant of the White House.
She's an ambitious, articulate, near straight-A student, planning to use a college law degree as a stepping stone to politics. She already chairs her high school politics club.
Her problem – at least according to Ben Carson, one of the leading presidential candidates in the current Republican field – would be that she is Muslim.
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