JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — A Turkish soap opera featuring an independent fashion designer and her amazingly supportive and attractive husband is emptying the streets whenever it’s on and has more than doubled the number of Saudis visiting Turkey this summer. [“¦]
“Saudi women fantasize about what they’re lacking,” said Amira Kashgari, an assistant linguistics professor at King Abdul Aziz University who writes about social issues for al-Watan newspaper. “They are almost obsessed with this show because of the way he interacts with and treats his wife.”… — from this article
Not the least of the problems facing muslimahs in the West is that they no longer really want to marry Muslim men — that is, men who believe in Islam. They would prefer, in many cases, to marry non-Muslim men who, however, would have to convert in order to marry them. And while some non-Muslims might have been willing to convert to Islam — for the sake of the girl — once upon a time, now that many of them know a bit more, that is too much, about Islam, they are far less willing to do so.
Furthermore, what Infidel man who is made aware of how Islam stunts mental growth by encouraging the habit of mental submission, and discourages so many things — music, sculpture, almost all painting, the enterprise of science that requires skeptical inquiry — would willingly nowadays not only convert to Islam for the sake of a girl, but what’s more, allow his children to be raised as Muslims? And even if those children are raised as largely lapsed or “cultural” Muslims, there are too many examples of those who will, at some point in their lives, possibly return to the real thing, for any Infidel who might be tempted to convert for the sake of a Muslim girl for whom he might feel a temporary infatuation to wish to take the risk.
Parents are now keenly interested about the life-chances of their children. For evidence, just look at the whole vast business of “preparing” candidates for college admissions a year, or two, or ten, in advance of the actual year of application. And among those many anxious parents, and even the un-anxious ones, there are Muslim parents too, subject to the same desires for their children. And what Muslim parent, if not fanatical in his faith, and in his right mind would, knowing what he knows, want to have children raised to think of themselves as Muslims, and then in some finding-my-identity depression later on in life, actually becoming those true believers the parents had tried so hard to prevent them from becoming, even while insisting that they continue to identify themselves as Muslims?
Better not to get involved, intelligent Infidels think, and they drop the girl. And time passes. And she, whose parents wish her to “marry a Muslim,” knows — without necessarily acknowledging it –how very unpleasant that prospect would be for her, a westernized Muslimah who now knows a bit too much about the non-Muslim world to want either to make excuses (except in the presence of Infidels) for Islam, or to accept what her mother or grandmother accepted.
And since it is the most morally and intellectually aware Muslims who become the apostates, or who, if they do not openly jettison Islam, still have grave doubts about it, it is they who more than the more primitive variety who do not marry, and do not reproduce. And because the most intelligent of those who have seen the West and live in the West now have the greatest difficulty in finding suitable mates, the average I.Q. of Muslims in the West goes steadily down. One more reason not to come to the West, or if one recognizes the superiority, in every way — and not least in individual mental freedom — of that West, to simply jettison Islam, lock stock and barrel, as Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Ibn Warraq, and others, at that level, have done.
Yes, just shed it as a snake sheds its skin. And you have no need for regret if you leave something into which you were born through no fault of your own.
And then you can get on, unencumbered by a primitive Total Belief-System, with your life.
The Turkish program, with its paradisiacal views of a “blonde, blue eyed” mate, one who actually treats his wife decently, even as an equal — what an incredible idea for Saudi women. What will they think of next?