Mormon studies, Islam, Muslim students
Muslim parents in the Middle East who want their children to receive a Western college education may face a dilemma. While they may see benefits in Western education, they generally also want their children to maintain their adherence to Islam. These parents may worry that their children will be exposed to the antireligious sentiment prevalent in the West or that association with Christianity will negatively affect their commitment to Islam. Parents may also be concerned that their children will be exposed to alcohol, recreational drug use, and premarital sexual activities that are prevalent in Western culture. Muslim youth in the West may become resistant to parental influences, marital expectations, and socially acceptable behaviors for Muslims.
Hopkin, Shon D. and Huntington, Ray L.
"Muslims among Mormons: Perspectives on Muslim Students Attending Brigham Young University,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 54:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol54/iss1/6