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Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men

Submitted by Lina (United Kingdom), Jun 4, 2020 at 18:37

I'm sure most of us have had a lot of time to think during this global lockdown, maybe been on the receiving end of sob stories from ex lovers...

Something just came to my mind and it's how rich in history and culture these nations are... mainly Egypt and Morocco... and yet poverty and debt are still so rampant...

Corrupt government, class divides and low paid work aside (and I know these are a reality), isn't part of this problem down to extravagant personal spending... spending beyond their means? I just can't grasp the concept of working for below minimum wage, for YEARS (or taking out a loan that takes decades to pay back) just to fund a lavish (arranged and most likely loveless) wedding/marriage.

I've known men and women to acquire thousands via love scams or sex work, and the money goes on electronic devices and fancy hotels. It's all about "showing off".

Would love to hear the opinion of any Mena readers if there are any...


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