Muslim students find similarities with M…
Both Siddiqui and Sameer Ahmad, 20, who is originally from Lahore, Pakistan, came to BYU on the advice of friends and family members who had attended or visited.
They were impressed with the Marriott School of Management, the low tuition and the high moral standards.
But the unique Provo/Mormon culture has been a bit of an adjustment, even though Ahmad grew up in New York City.
“Back in New York City if you say ‘hi’ to someone, they assume you’re selling them drugs,” Ahmad said. “Over here, every other person (says hi). You have to get used to that. It’s unusual in a nice way.”