New York Times Blames Non-Muslim Men for Refusing to Convert to Islam to Marry Muslim Women
What is it with Leftists thinking it’s acceptable for them to dictate to people, especially adults, who others should find attractive or want to marry?
In the past decade, leftists and neo-liberals have taken to pressuring or nagging everyone into dating trans persons, or people of other groups they simply do not find attractive for whatever reason.
Not that I’m sure if the Muslim woman, Farooqi, mentioned in the editorials below is a leftist, but leftists definitely are on the same wavelength as her.
…. Farooqi (the Muslim woman who expected her Hindu boyfriend to convert to Islam to marry her) says of the whole affair, “Many people will never understand the requirements of marrying a Muslim. For me, the rules about marriage are stubborn, and the onus of sacrifice lies with the non-Muslim whose family is presumably more open to the possibility of interfaith relationships.”
“Many will say it’s selfish and incongruous that a non-Muslim must convert for a Muslim. To them I would say I cannot defend the arbitrary limitations of Muslim love because I have been broken by them. I lost the man I thought I would love forever,” she adds.
The sense of entitlement here is quite astounding.
The confidence with which she says that the onus of conversion lies with the non-Muslim half of the relationship is quite astounding. Even more bizarre is the fact that the New York Times actually published this garbage.
She assumes that non-Muslim families are more open to interfaith relationships. In her case, quite clearly, her boyfriend’s family was not. She does not appreciate once that her boyfriend and his family never insisted on her conversion to Hinduism. But she takes it for granted that the man should convert to Islam.
Quite clearly, in addition to being selfish and incongruous, Farooqi is also narcissistic. The only saving grace is that she makes no effort to defend the bigotry of her family. And being forced to give up on love is punishment enough.
….Not too long ago, ‘JNU scholar’ Shehla Rashid was (Link): forced to delete her Facebook account after receiving rape threats from Islamists for saying that Muslim women should be able to marry Hindu men if they so desired. Her post was prompted by the murder of Ankit Saxena by the family of his girlfriend for their relationship.
Even on the face of such unparalleled bigotry, it is Hindus who are demonized for highlighing the issue of ‘Love Jihad’, which is a legitimate cause of concern as the women in such cases are duped by Muslim men faking a Hindu identity or forced to convert, often through physical violence.
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Ah, there is another copy on Jihad Watch:
Myra Farooqi writes in the Times that “I cannot defend the arbitrary limitations of Muslim love because I have been broken by them.” However, she is not criticizing those limitations: “for a while I blamed my mother and religion,” but apparently she is over all that now. And “the onus of sacrifice lies with the non-Muslim whose family is presumably more open to the possibility of interfaith relationships.”
She knows it can work: “I have since watched Muslim friends marry converts. I know it’s possible to share a love so endless that it can overcome these obstacles.” But only if the non-Muslim is willing to sacrifice.
Islamic marriage laws are based on supremacist assumptions. The idea is that the Muslim community will always grow at the expense of the non-Muslim community, and that because that is a good outcome, any means, including deception, may be pursued in order to attain it.
Also, pressure is brought on Hindu women to convert because of the Qur’an: “And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe. And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you. And do not marry polytheistic men until they believe. And a believing slave is better than a polytheist, even though he might please you. Those invite to the fire, but Allah invites to paradise and to forgiveness, by His permission. And he makes clear his verses to the people that perhaps they may remember.” (Qur’an 2:221)
And here is the New York Times justifying that.
There appears to be a copy (Link): here
Liberals and Leftists (and the Muslim woman in the news articles above, whether she’s a Leftist or not) have such entitled mentalities.
(Link): Stop Believing God Told You to Marry Your Spouse by G. Thomas