Muslim men dating white woman

For Arabs living in North America and Europe (where the majority of the population is white) many Arab women (and men) will opt for dating a white guy. But when eavesdropping on female conversations regarding dating Arab men, other reasons come into play.

So what confuses Arab mothers around the world is why wouldn’t their Arab daughter want to be with a person that shares her culture, traditions, values and language.

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The 2001 census suggests 21,000 but demographers believe the figure is considerably higher.

The document, called When Two Faiths Meet, is the product of months of painstaking negotiations between Christian and Muslim leaders and emphasises the need for tolerance and acceptance of mixed-faith marriages.

Although marrying between faiths is entirely legal in Britain, couples often face resistance and hostility, both from family members and religious leaders.

Occasionally both Muslims and Christians feel pressure to convert to another's faith in order to avoid fallouts and ostracism.

After they begin an affair, or marry --usually after the men get their Green Cards -- everything changes overnight. While exceptions do exist, in general, the Western woman is, more often, treated as if she were an Arab or Muslim woman, which means she is verbally abused, downgraded in status to that of a house servant, routinely monitored, isolated, threatened, battered, expected or even forced to convert to Islam, and to promise to bring up her children as Muslims.

If she refuses to do so, she might even be honor-murdered.The new guidelines by the Christian-Muslim forum reinforce the need for religious leaders to accept inter-faith marriages and warn that no one should ever feel forced to convert.The publication of the document, which will receive a high-profile launch at Westminster Abbey today, is significant because those supporting it include imams from the more orthodox Islamic schools of thought and evangelical Christians.Ultimately, we found a Muslim cleric who saw things the way we did.The counsel he gave us was excellent, focusing as we did on what made us similar.In a foreign country, such married (or even divorced) women may have no independent means of support.

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