> way of treating women that they prefer to the machismo culture they were raised in. <
Yes, treating them like chattal instead of the whore/maddona dichotomy.
I lived in Saudi Arabia for five years, studied enough about Islam to see that it has kept its people from progressing through "The Enlightenment." Converting to Islam is like going back in time 400 years.
" simiplicity and way of treating women that they prefer to the machismo culture they were raised in. "
I have nothing constructive to add except, LOLOLOL ROFLMAO LOLLOL, BBWWHAHAHHAHA. Anyway.....
Publicly-funded universities as a tool of Muslim recruiting. Our tolerance -- no, make that encouragement -- of intolerance will destroy us.
The problem is, at least from the description in the article, that the families weren't even practicing Catholicism. Rather than that, it sounds as if they were "cultural" Catholics.
Doesn't matter whether you're a Protstant, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, or atheist: if you dress like a slut, you're going to get treated like one. If you go out and hang in bars all night, you're going to deal with the same consequences.
Complaints about bikini-clad women on the covers of CD's or magazines or whatever? Excuse me, but show me in the Catechism where that kind of behavior is acceptable.
Frankly, this article comes off to me as a very correct condemnation of the modern, feel-good Church and a condemnation of the modern, souless, feel-good society.
Well I missed this line on the first reading. All she needed to do was to dress more conservatively and set her socialization standards a bit higher, instead she chose islam. She classified her hijab as helping her gain respect in front of the day-workers. They don't respect, stunned by her maybe, respect doubtful. The hijab did nothing but hide her from societies eyes, it did not create respect for her or women.
I feel very sorry for this misguided soul. As far as things being complicated in the catholic religion, I guess the priests had better come up with better explanations. I've asked similar questions to many a priest, only to find my own answers in the Bible.
The competition is on for their very lives & souls. Islam sits in God's judgment seat over her life, but only God can judge her soul. May God have mercy on her and on the priest who couldn't inspire her continued faith in Jesus Christ.
Very funny article. Thanks for posting.
The funny part is that the most logical explanation for the "macho" part of Iberian culture, as compared to that of other Mediterranean Catholic countries, is the period of Muslim domination of the peninsula.
The extreme identification of male "honor" with female virtue is straight out of the honor killing aspect of Arab culture.
Although the Spanish "point of honor" requires killing the rapist or seducer, not the sister or daughter. Personally, I consider that a considerable improvement.
...and then they convert to Islam, which we all know fosters great respect for women. /sarc
I don't buy the "Islam is easy!" explanation, nor the "tight-knit/family oriented" load of bull. These women arrive here and find "respect" - but what they evidently feel most comfortable with is subservience.
This is like the third or fourth different article I've seen about Hispanics converting to Islam.
Wonder what the motive of the MSM is in this? Must be a slow news year.