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    How would you feel if you moved into halls and one of your flatmates ended up being a Muslim? I'm probably being paranoid but I can't help but think they'd be disappointed for whatever reason, e.g I don't drink.

    I'm not overly religious and still go to clubs and such but order a soft drink, it's just that there isn't many or I didn't see many other Muslims during applicant days, (university of Leeds), and I guess I'm used to their company.

    I didn't opt for the halal dietary requirement as it means I'll be placed in a single gender flat and I really don't want that, I don't mind the fridge sharing and all that jazz as long as the foods are not touching.

    Edit: this is my friends account, I'm a guy.
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    Why should it bother you? Some of my friends are already muslim or hindu and we still have a lot of things in common outside of studies. But then again, I'm not the parting kind
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    I don't think it would be a big deal, socialising isn't limited to drinking. Besides, there will inevitably be some Muslims at your uni.
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    I don't imagine anyone will care. And if they do, they aren't the kind of people you want to hang around.
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    (Original post by jesscann1)
    How would you feel if you moved into halls and one of your flatmates ended up being a Muslim? I'm probably being paranoid but I can't help but think they'd be disappointed for whatever reason, e.g I don't drink.

    I'm not overly religious and still go to clubs and such but order a soft drink, it's just that there isn't many or I didn't see many other Muslims during applicant days, (university of Leeds), and I guess I'm used to their company.

    I didn't opt for the halal dietary requirement as it means I'll be placed in a single gender flat and I really don't want that, I don't mind the fridge sharing and all that jazz as long as the foods are not touching.

    Edit: this is my friends account, I'm a guy.
    OMG! I'm so offended by this. You know one thing? Muslims are also humans!
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    I'd be disappointed - I drink like crazy at uni so it would be very uncomfortable with somebody who didn't, especially for religious reasons
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    (Original post by Maliha Ahmed)
    OMG! I'm so offended by this. You know one thing? Muslims are also humans!
    I'm not trying to offend Muslims, or anyone for that matter.
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    (Original post by jesscann1)
    How would you feel if you moved into halls and one of your flatmates ended up being a Muslim? I'm probably being paranoid but I can't help but think they'd be disappointed for whatever reason, e.g I don't drink.

    I'm not overly religious and still go to clubs and such but order a soft drink, it's just that there isn't many or I didn't see many other Muslims during applicant days, (university of Leeds), and I guess I'm used to their company.

    I didn't opt for the halal dietary requirement as it means I'll be placed in a single gender flat and I really don't want that, I don't mind the fridge sharing and all that jazz as long as the foods are not touching.

    Edit: this is my friends account, I'm a guy.
    You do know that they are not gong to hold you hostage until you convert to Islam? If it bothers you that much the try and talk to your accommodation officer. (You probably ate halal meat in school -school dinners- anyway so...)
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    I'd be a bit concerned that they'd be judgemental of me, as was the (lapsed) Catholic I lived with in first year, at first.
    But I don't care about wild parties, I hate seeing people being pressured to drink, and I can deal with "fussiness" over where food goes, as long as it's reasonable for me to stick to!
    As long as you're a decent person, I don't see that it should matter, and if it does, you live with idiots (or possibly you're not as great a person as you think).
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    (Original post by jesscann1)
    I'm not trying to offend Muslims, or anyone for that matter.
    You clearly have but.

    Anyways I want to ask you one thing. Why is it such a big deal if you end up with a Muslim in halls? We're not all terrorists, in fact you won't find any, especially here in the UK.
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    (Original post by Maliha Ahmed)
    OMG! I'm so offended by this. You know one thing? Muslims are also humans!
    You keep saying you're offended by posts after misreading them, or not realising the very obvious satirical intentions of the poster. Is this deliberate?
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    (Original post by Mr...)
    You do know that they are not gong to hold you hostage until you convert to Islam? If it bothers you that much the try and talk to your accommodation officer. (You probably ate halal meat in school -school dinners- anyway so...)
    I think you misunderstood, I'm the Muslim
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    I lived next door to a Muslim, he was lovely and he never once judged or commented on our behaviour. I was never disappointed or wary or him.
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    I think my flatmates would be scared of me

    Jokes, I'm a nice friendly Muslim. Probably won't leave my room or the library. I want to get a 1st degree classification before I plan anything suspicious. :lol:
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    (Original post by Katie_p)
    You keep saying you're offended by posts after misreading them, or not realising the very obvious satirical intentions of the poster. Is this deliberate?
    Wait a sec...so the OP is a Muslim?

    No, off course its not deliberate.
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    (Original post by Maliha Ahmed)
    OMG! I'm so offended by this. You know one thing? Muslims are also humans!
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    I know why you would be concerned, because their culture is so different and they lack social integration. Could be a lot worse flat mates though.
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    You do know that they are not gong to hold you hostage until you convert to Islam? If it bothers you that much the try and talk to your accommodation officer. (You probably ate halal meat in school -school dinners- anyway so...)
    Y'all can't read. OP is the Muslim who is concerned about his religion disappointing others.
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    The one thing you aren't short of in halls is people to drink with, no one will be bothered if you won't drink. A lot of stuff does involve drinking so you may feel a little left out, but no one will be angry at you or anything.
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    I lived with a Pakistani Muslim guy in first year. I couldn't stand him. But that was because he was an antisocial **** not because of his ethnicity or religion.
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    (Original post by jesscann1)
    I think you misunderstood, I'm the Muslim
    Oh sorry, if that is the case then I dont see the problem?:erm:
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    (Original post by The_Smurf)
    Y'all can't read. OP is the Muslim who is concerned about his religion disappointing others.
    haha..didn't realise lol

    Sorry OP for misunderstanding you
 
 
 
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