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When asked the name of her husband's family, Fatma didn't know it.She remembers her father telling her and her sister, Amal, that the family needed money. I have sacrificed for my family," she continued, her voice dropping to a whisper.Scared, she ran into a bedroom and locked herself inside. "They acted innocent in front of my grandfather," Fayrouz recalled."When he arrived, I was dressed, packed and ready to leave." They returned to Khamer. There's no way her parents can afford to return the dowry money."Families also seek dowry payments to cope with conflict-related hardship." A father ran out of cash while buying qat — leaves habitually chewed as a stimulant in Yemen — so he gave his daughter to the dealer in marriage.Another man married off his daughter three times in two years for repeated dowries, all before she turned 18."I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.Mohammad Ali al-Ansi married off his two girls, ages 13 and 14, in April.
Fatma spent her day cooking and washing clothes for her in-laws.The deepest differences between Muslims and Westerners concern not politics but sexuality.Each side has a long history of looking at the other's sexual mores with a mixture of astonishment and disgust.(The term termagant sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century.) Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head.I have made sure only to include instances in this weblog entry that represent a general outlook, and not just a single person's idiosyncrasy, anecdotes that reflect the Shari'a or societal consensus, not deviants and outcasts.