There is a lot of baggage that comes with marrying an Arab man.The American reference point for this part of the world is limited to what they see in movies and what is on the news.Suddenly the girl who used to help you resolve a fight with your lady is now being sidelined as a “bad influence.” If you expect your girl to drop her friend just like that then get ready to do the same for her.
“I was interested in meeting someone who was Arab and Muslim,” Hania said.
If this doesn’t sound like a plot straight out of the movies I’m not sure what is. I know this is a real issue but to assume this based on ethnicity is absurd. However, child abductions occur by men (and women) of every race and ethnicity. I’m pretty sure he’s got his hands full with just me.
Being Arabic does not predispose someone to engaging in this type of behavior. Arab Muslim men are permitted to have up to four wives in many countries. In most other countries, including Morocco, the permission of the first wife must be in place before a second marriage can occur, not to mention he must prove he can financially provide for two homes.
Sure there are some Americans who have been to this part of the world but they are few and far between.
The media view of Arab men is less then stellar, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that there is a lot of negativity linked to them from the general public.