Amy, Muslim

I think there are so many dietary restrictions out there with all the allergies that people have these days that people don’t give it too much thought. Perhaps there is a slight negativity surrounding my restrictions [pork and alcohol], but only because there is so much misunderstanding and fear about Islam. So when I have to explain why I don’t eat pork or drink alcohol, it leads to the conversation of me converting to Islam and that is much harder for people in our society to understand than the dietary restrictions.