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Why do so many muslim men marry out of their religion

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Submitted by Tej (United States), Jul 18, 2011 at 11:03

Dear Dr Pipes:

The number of muslim men who chose to marry out of their religion in all countries of the world is disproportinately high. Besides the fact that by choosing to marry and converting non-Muslim women these guys must be trying to buy themselves a cheap ticket to heaven, there could be another reason behind this phenomenon. After being hidden behind hijabs and burqas for years, Muslim women do not remain attractive to their own co-religious males. How will you fall in love with a woman and appreciate her unless you can see her face, see her smile, and talk to her? (There is nothing sexist about this argument. It will hold true in the other direction also: how many women can fall in love with a guy, if the guy's body is covered in a lose structure from head to toe.)

This is another commonsensical reason why face covering by women should be discouraged in all societies.

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