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    Well just out of curiosity how foreigners view u being a muslim(like american,british,canadian,korean etc etc) a lot of bg members are currently attending various foreign universities all around the world, so just want them to share their experiences
    Well for me, my papa is a devoted muslim who has long breed, and while visiting thailand we were actually helped by locals and befriended a austrian white man, and also there my papa meet for the first time a white converted american muslim who at the first glance greeted my papa with islamic salam assalamu alaikum,

    And now ur turns, how they view us, do u face any kind of discrimination or slang words for being a muslim? or they respect u or help u in ur every day life and maintain a good relation with u?

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    I didnt face any discrimination so far. In fact I have a mosque in my road where I go to pray and police usually comes for guard during Jummah prayer. But I live in a mid size city so people dont care about other's religion. Maybe there is discrimination in redneck Republican areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeef View Post
    I have American non-Muslim friends, they are nice to me, I even call one of them "bhaiya". My brother lives in UK, ~10 years, his non-Muslim friends are also nice to him.

    We got evil people, so do they. But not everybody is evil...

    Christians launched a total of 9 Crusades against the Muslims... some of us still can't get over that. and yes, Israel...
    9 crusades, omg.

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    I live in a very remote area in Michigan. I have limited contact with American students as most of the grad students are international students anyway. But the most of the Americans I have met seem friendlier than people from other countries. People who come from cities are generally more outgoing though. My sister lives in US for more than 15 years. A white older woman once behaved badly with her in a mall after 9/11 happened. She lived in Houston then.
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    I didn't face any problems either, and in a college town no one really cares about somebody else's religion. It's not a big deal to them and I feel the same way, when we talk, at the most they ask me where I am from but never my religion. Then again, I'm not the most strongest of Muslims so even if anyone said something, I won't care

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    Someone called me a Terrorist (I Think he was Mentally Disturbed) But other than that, people were a friendly to me, but one day while we were going to Canada for a vacation, some Border Guards had to ask a couple question to my dad about his name,religion and other stuff, damn cynical Canadians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNutKicker View Post
    Someone called me a Terrorist (I Think he was Mentally Disturbed) But other than that, people were a friendly to me, but one day while we were going to Canada for a vacation, some Border Guards had to ask a couple question to my dad about his name,religion and other stuff, damn cynical Canadians.
    Did he go to the Middle East by any chance? Hajj or something?

    While returning from Singapore to BD, my friend was held back by security and was being 'tested'. They took samples (using some sort of cloth) from different parts of his clothes including shoes and then tested it for things which we were never told about. I passed through security and was waiting for him, when they saw me standing and I said I was his friend, they tested me as well :/

    His name starts with Mustafa, and I guess that's why they checked him only at first. I'm not really concerned about the security checks though, its for the safety of everyone including me. I have nothing to worry about as I will never be guilty of those things.

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    @aayman wow you can read minds and yes his name does contain Mustafa and he did goto M.E, Why are they Particularly looking for a person with a name of Mustafa.

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