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Muslims among Mormons: Perspectives on Muslim Students Attending Brigham Young University

Author Ray L. Huntington, Author Shon D. Hopkin,

BYU's small Muslim population consists mostly of international students. In 2013, the authors interviewed thirty-seven Muslim students attending BYU. The study asked why they selected BYU; how they feel about BYU's honor code; their experience at a Mormon university; and whether being at BYU strengthened their commitment to Islam. Among the conclusions is that the environment created by the standards lived by BYU students and reflected in the honor code were a significant factor in helping these Muslims feel comfortable and fairly secure about their college experience while living in a foreign country. The results of this survey will be compared with a similar study being conducted at a non-LDS university in New York.