An entertainment industry newsletter I receive reports that Muslim Girl Magazine debuts this month.

The bi-monthly lifestyle magazine is targeted to American Muslim girls 14-18 yrs old and aims to challenge the stereotypes of Muslim girls in the US and will feature teen girls that are proud of both being an American and a Muslim…

According to a study of US Muslim teen girls commissioned by the magazine, this group is not too different from the average US teen girl in terms of what they like (e.g. TV, internet, shopping, videogames, the phone etc). With that said, there are some differences — for example, Muslim girls report they get their news from Al Jazeera, socialize at IslamiCity and among the things they do outside of school is study the Qur’an…

Good. It’s important to challenge the stereotypes that people have of Muslim girls. Because here I was thinking that they watch Al Jazeera, hang out at IslamiCity and study the Koran in their spare time.

(Meanwhile, it’s nice that we’re creating a world within a world for them, which will breed the same problematic mentalities that afflict the countries they left.)