BYU-Hawaii student prez: Mormons made me a better Muslim

Mustapha El Akkari knows what it’s like to be an outsider — and he doesn’t mind.

A Muslim, El Akkari has just become the first non-Mormon student-body president in the 57-year history of Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

The senior-to-be from Lebanon attended the LDS Church-owned school on a basketball scholarship and is studying business management. The Salt Lake Tribune interviewed him about his life and faith this week while he was in Utah doing an International Institute for Professional Protocol internship at Nu Skin in Provo.

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