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Submitted by Nadia (France), Mar 16, 2017 at 18:45

Hello Darya,

Eating on the floor is the norm in many, many MENA countries, especially in the countryside. It is sunna, this is what the sahaba did with all the rituals that go with it: washing the hands, eating with the right hand and never the left, picking food that is in front of oneself and not from all over the common big plate. This is how religious Muslims in France, England and all over the West eat. It is funny for some Westerners who are not familiar with this practice. Some non-Muslims eat on the floor too.

About Female genital mutilation (FGM) - I wrote Egyptian and not Muslim and I am well aware it is a pre- Islamic practice that existed for millenia before Islam in Arabia, the Nile valley, Horn of Africa, all the Sahara and surrounding areas and much of West Africa. In Egypt Christian Copt newborns of both sexes are circumcised when one week old and Christianed at 40 days. The wound has a month to heal before the infant is immersed in water. Many African churches accept and even demand the practice and the Catholic Church accepts it for Africans as a necessity (google it, please). Islam accepts it although the prophet said it shoul be done lightly, not severly. The Cairo mufti said "it is prohibited, prohibited, prohibited" but it is still sadly practiced in both Christian and Muslim communities. The highest percentage infibulated women in the world was untill recently among followers of the Coptic rite. I think it needs to be known and discussed with future prospective partners. It is not practiced in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco among locals so I would not mention it to a woman involved with a man from these countries. There was an imam in Dagestan who spoke in favour of the practice and a few days later a Dagestani orthodox priest spoke in favour of it too. So nuts exist everywhere and madness is spreading with easier access to information. It is not practiced in South America, at least not to this extent but there might be a few nutcases outside immigrant communities from areas where it is widely practiced.

I had a friend who married a Saudi and went there with him. The husband's mom asked her whether she was circumcised. The family accepted her though, they are still married and she is already a grandmother. I didn't dare asking about whether she circumcised her daughters.

I am far from the thought all Muslims are bad or good and MENA men only scam Westerners. I have said it here before: 80% of female victims of MENA marriage scams here in France are Muslim women of North African origin who are younger than their scammer and often a cousin. You are right they have no morals. Also, MENA non-Muslim men scam badly and abuse women as well. The most horrid story I read here was Chelsea's. Her husband was a Jordanian Christian and they married in a Church.

All men lie, Darya, but some get caught lol. OK, not all but many men lie. MENA men lie without reason. Some are true psychopaths.

It's not poverty and misery either. You said You know Central Asia. The GDP per capita of many Central Asian countries is much lower than GDP per capita of Algeria or even Egypt but we don't see many Turkmen, Kirghiz, Tajik or Kazakh men running around scamming women.

It is the 3 or 4 big Ms - MENA, Male, Miserable and also Muslim maybe. Not many non-MENA women can handle their mentality. I have Muslim born secular Turkish, North African, Lebanese, Iraqi women friends who can't and flatly avoid MENA born men.

Love and Peace

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