Islam is not merely a different society – a different clique of individuals – but also a vastly different culture. That is the way the world is – the East and the West have always been different and God willing, they always will be, to some degree.
Although I repeatedly use the term friendship, I am not in any sense intending the connotations of so-called friendship evangelism, which I believe to be a mistaken method of bringing people into the kingdom using relationship as collateral to motivate conversion. I am talking about a real friendship.
When Muslims move to Canada, they tend to stay within their tribal or family systems and often live near each other. Chances are high that when you find one Saudi, you’ll find twenty.
The key point is not to be intimidated by the close-knit Muslim community. Introduce yourself and befriend the whole lot. They’ll love you all the more for being brave enough to do that.