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Violence, Poverty and Islam, Oh My!

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in response to reader comment: HELP! Engaged to a Moroccan

Submitted by Dave, May 28, 2019 at 14:16

I feel very sorry for you. You are obviously a very insecure person to have allowed yourself to get into this as far as you have.

Right off there are several major problems. First, there's no hint of any kind of career or other significant means of support for this guy. If you are independently wealthy or don't mind supporting him, then that's okay, but when he's 59 and no longer gorgeous that arrangement may wear a bit thin.

Second, he has shown a propensity for violence and verbal abuse. In my experience, in my own family, and after watching hundreds of true-life murders on TV, I can assure you that such behaviors are huge red flags; you could eventually be in grave danger.

And finally, Islamic culture denigrates women. For example, according to the Koran (4:34), husbands can beat their wives (notice the plural here of wives). Also, according to Sharia, a woman must produce four male witnesses to prove rape, or she will be accused of adultery and be imprisoned, or worse. A woman cannot go out alone, but must be accompanied by a close relative, and covered up, as you have seen. These measure vary depending on the country, but the influence is always there. My Rabbi was from Morocco and had a lot of horror stories. The list goes on and on. And just as an aside, as a rule, Islamic culture is extremely antisemitic, and often anti-western and ant-American, but I don't know if that would bother you. Do you applaud when Israeli civilians are killed by terrorists or churches are burned down in Europe? Islam fosters hatred of non-Muslims. Are you willing to convert to really be accepted?

My advice to you is first, break off any contact with this loser. Then get an abortion - the last thing you need is a kid that he can use as leverage against you. Finally, you should look up a good psychotherapist or psychiatrist to work out your insecurities about yourself and men. My guess is that you had some problematic events happen with your father and now it's wrecking your life.

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