The UC Irvine community has long been characterized by a high level of diversity and an equally impressive degree of identification within cultural and religious groups. As with a lot of college campuses, UCI is a place where people holding a wide spectrum of beliefs can come together for similar educational pursuits.
With active clubs such as the Muslim Student Union, there is also a strong Islamic identity on our campus. In the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy, daily life has unfortunately become more challenging for Muslim Americans everywhere, as many people wrongfully identified them with the terrorists who committed the horrific acts. But at that point, and up to today, the Muslim community endured, holding on to their beliefs despite rapid shifts in the public sentiment.
This brings us to some important questions: What is it like for our generation of Muslim students, who have gone through life identifying strongly with a faith that is often misunderstood?
How does our world at UCI embrace those students who are distinctively Muslim
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