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Mostly muslim people at my uni. I can't make friends. Help/Advice? Watch

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    I am not in any way trying to inspire hate towards any religion or trying to portray an idea that muslims and non-muslims cannot be friends.

    Almost all of my friends in the past were muslim. It was not until I started uni that I found it harder to make muslim friends. This was not because I changed or had expectations. It was mainly because the students at my school form cliques and I feel they are judging me.

    I even tried joining the dance society but I didn't feel welcome.

    Does any one have any advice for me on how I can make friends?

    PS. Not all muslims at my school are as I described and I have 2 muslim friends but we do not have much in common.
    Also, the fact that the people are like that is probably not because they are muslim, but more about what type of people they are.

    I am not looking for people to drink or club with, I just want to be able to have a decent conversation.

    Also I do not live in halls, I commute so it's harder to meet people.

    Last thing: I am all up for diversity but in my case 90+% are muslim. Don't judge me, I am sure a muslim will feel the same if he/she was in a uni with 90+% Christians.
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    Im a Muslim at a 90%+ Christian uni and lived in a city that was also like that.

    I just make friends based on people's personality, like a normal person - without consideration of their race, religion or creed, and suggest you do the same.
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    (Original post by fotevaf)
    I just want to be able to have a decent conversation.
    Is that genuinely the main issue? Can you identify what it is about Muslims which stops you talking to them?

    My first thought is that you are living in a community outside the uni. Treat the uni as your workplace and try socialising elsewhere.

    EDIT: From your previous posts, you're at St George's, Uni of London. 90+% Muslim?
 
 
 
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