SWEAS: The sun has yet to rise over her beige suburban house an hour east of Los Angeles. But Ajarat Bada is up, Quran in her lap, practicing her Arabic.
BADA: Basically it’s a verse [where] …you’re seeking protection from God from I guess the mischief and evil things and the bad things that happen and are going around.
SWEAS: Trust in God comes naturally to the 27-year-old Muslim. When she first came to the United States in 2002, her life was set out for her.
BADA: I was really going to be a doctor and go back home, you know.
SWEAS: But, she says God had different plans. …