Last week, I showed a pic of us to a friend who gave me a look (I’ll admit, I’m a bit naive and too trusting of just about everyone). I met him at the train station and before we left, I said “you have some explaining to do.” We talked for about 10 minutes in my car. I asked him if he’s disappointed that I won’t convert to Islam. But if the media, friends, and some family are right, then I’m screwed.I previously found out, and he confirmed, that his real name is Ahmed, he comes from Algeria, and is a cashier in a convenience store. He said that’s my choice, that “it’s not a big deal, trust me.” I asked him if he would ever consider marrying a non-Muslim. I asked if he would ever raise non religious children. He said he doesn’t blame me for thinking the way that I do, that the media gives us bad pics of Muslims. It’s only been 3 weeks but he has swept me of my feet. What if the man I see before me really doesn’t care about religion? And they would only want to talk politics and religion, instead of sports, music, entertainment. He said that people don’t question the intelligence of a school teacher, but they think very differently of a store clerk. We texted a lot this past Sunday and he confirmed that he’s not just dating to date. He’s looking to get married and start a family, that only time will tell if we are right for each other, but that he sees us together in the future. Louise Spitz of Manches, a London law firm, has observed an “exceptional” period since September. The answers are far trickier than most non-lawyers would imagine.“With the redundancies in the City there has been a concomitant wave of marital upheaval,” she says. Take, for example, this lightly disguised but real-life example: a wealthy philandering Texan banker with a French wife.“Families used to living on huge bonus income are unable to continue with the commitments they have taken on—housing and school fees and the cost of living the high life.” Manches has taken on eight more divorce lawyers to cope with the extra work. Formerly resident in New York, with a recently-lost good job and rented house in London, he now plans to move back to Texas.
He said he first came here 5 years ago by himself not speaking any English. When he would talk with people, they would ask where he comes from because of his accent. They fear any alteration in their practices could lead to them losing their religious identity.But this apprehension doesn’t afflict the Muslims of Sri Lanka, where they constitute a little less than 10% of the population.The invidious procedure of triple talaq is confined to the Sunnis alone, not only in India, but around the world.It has often been argued in India that religious minorities of any country are relatively impervious to change.I joined an online dating website and within 20 minutes was texting a few guys, one of them was “Jean, the Frenchman who teaches French children that live in the US”. He’s so sweet, kind, affectionate, doting, all of this in only 3 weeks. I poked around the internet to discover that yes, he lied to me. I told him I like him for how he treats me not because he’s a French schoolteacher.