Islamic law allows a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman, but does not allow a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man. Since in Islamic cultures a woman generally joins her husband's household, this is yet another provision that ensures the ascendancy of the Muslim community and the decline of the Christian community.
"Christian teenager beaten to death for relationship with Muslim girl," from the International Campaign Against Honour Killings, July 18 (thanks to Block Ness):
LAHORE, Pakistan (ROD) July 18th: The corpse of a Christian youngster Peter, 19, has been hauled out of a canal after he was brutally beaten to death in an 'honour killing' for courting a Muslim girl of 19, whose name is kept secret and Christian boy’s name is changed due to some security/ legal reasons. This gruesome episode took place here at Lahore, Pakistan, ROD has learnt.
Interfaith marriages between Christians and Muslims are allowed by the Islamic sharia. But such interfaith wed locks are totally unacceptable and strongly opposed by the fanatic Islamic clerics and common hard line Muslims, according to local customs. The relationship of love developed between them through mobile phone chatting.
One day Peter went out without his cell phone. When Muslim girl rang Peter’s mother received the call and discovering that her son's life was at immense risk, she tried to thwart him from further getting into this dangerous situation.
Peter’s mother met Muslim girl's parents and informed them, too, so that they could nip the association in the bud. This deteriorated the circumstances of her son, as they issued a stark warning to Peter. They cautioned Peter's parents that they would not permit a Christian man to scandalize Islam, and in jeopardy to kill Peter if the relationship sustained....