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Growing Up Together in Quebec: Muslim Students Speak Out

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They are young. They’re at an age (18 to 23) when they’re searching for themselves. They’re petrified of forgetting their culture and going too far in adopting the values of their new country. To them, Islam is not only a religion: it’s a point of reference, even for those who are less than fervently observant. They are thrilled when their Québécois buddies wish them a “Happy Ramadan!” With a proud smile, they say, “It’s becoming like Christmas!” Several dozen of them answered the question put to them by Tolerance.ca®: “Do you like your life in Quebec?” Here, in their voices, is what it’s like to live as a Muslim student in Montréal. 

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* * From left to right: Siham, Ismaël, Anas, Abdel and Elsie.


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