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PS. New Life

Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men
in response to reader comment: I don't agree with you Shomi

Submitted by Shömi (United States), Jan 24, 2017 at 22:14

Dear New Life,

I replied to you in a hurry, and overlooked some content of your message, which I actually would have wanted to comment on, and frankly... question. Please don't take it personally, I mean it as "food for thought".

You've expressed your need to defend people on here, which I realized was the exact reason behind my earlier response to Cynthia. I honestly don't think emotional involvement is what is expected of us on this forum. Judging by own example, I suppose readers come here in search of an objective opinion. It is entirely their decision to expose themselves to criticism and entirely up to them to pick the most useful advice for their individual situation. Or combine them all in one picture and draw conclusions from there. People who had been attacked on the forum also seem capable of telling a valuable argument from personal animosity. It bothers me to see dislikes by user rather than content, but I will no longer make it my job to correct it.

Perhaps you would agree that lack of objectivity is what got us in trouble in a first place. Our stories would have been much happier if we only listened to friends and observed these men with cold heart. Lets work on that ;)

As I stated earlier, my further participation doesn't feel right at the moment. I will be taking a break. I realized I'm not capable of appropriate distance. Perhaps we will talk again, but until then, I wish you and all readers the best of luck.

Shömi.

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