Indiana: Muslim teen helps veteran overcome prejudice

Muslim-exchange-studentBy Rondrell Moore, WTHI, 5/13/2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A military man's beliefs have been changed for the better, thanks to a new addition to his family.
Brian Miller served in the army in the 1980s in various locations. He's a military vet, with a pride for country, you'd be hard pressed to match. His son fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Miller said his son had negative experiences while in those areas. He admits those experiences, in addition to the events of 9/11 gave him a skewed view of a big part of middle eastern culture.
"I wouldn't say hate or racist, I would say dislike of the Muslim community," Miller said.  
However, his beliefs would be turned upside down once his fiancee announced the family would be getting a little bigger. She works for the state exchange program that places students with families, and one of them needed a home.
That's where we met Brian's newest son, Ali Naqvi.
"They accepted me in their home and I ended up being their ... exchange student." (Full article)
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