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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Western Wives in Egypt

The METimes has an interesting article on what life is like for a group of foriegn women married to egyptian men. The article was well rounded me thinks, ranging from the negative: Egypt's culture, in Karen's opinion, is one of manipulation, not directness. "Egyptians are obsessed with covering their back. In the West we are direct because we have a system that covers us up." As a result, she says, "The [Egyptian] husband [of a Western woman] thinks, 'My wife is not respecting me' when all what she is doing is being direct." to the positive The case is different for the Irish wife Aisha Fitzpatrick. She maintains warm ties with her in-laws, who live with her on the same building. "They are very good, kind people.... They appreciate my coming from Ireland to live with their son here in Egypt," she says. But according to them, the key word for cross- cultural marriage is.... conformity To Kris, the key to a foreign woman's success in Egypt is conformity: "I have foreign friends in Egypt fighting against what they don't like; they end up feeling lost and frustrated. If you don't conform, you will be on the outside. If you don't go with the status quo in Egypt, you will be rejected." She points out that Egyptians refuse to cope with what's foreign, what they don't know. Hmm.....

11 Comments:

At 10/19/2005 02:22:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

funny that hey, they expect you to conform to their rules, but when you muslims come to our country (aussie) we have to change everything for you IE: my belovered KFC store, i worked there when i was in my teens, in an area which is 99% muslims, but netherless on a major highway which supports the majority of traffic in melbourne, to please these fuckers they took bacon out of the store all together, so no longer can i have my bacon and cheese burger just because some fucking muslim lives on the other side of the road, having bacon inside the store didnt fucking contaninate the other food for fucks sake, its crap like that that pisses me off!

and another thing, that sydney muslim that is charged with planning on blowing up shit, i see fucking cars driving around with stickers saying free the prick, WTF????? yeah i will free the prick all right, with a fucking crowbar to the back of the bitches car window!

 
At 10/19/2005 03:37:00 AM, Blogger ritzy said...

On the favorite topic of Egyptian men, add FACE to this and the fact that they never grow up because they are so dependent on their fathers and that they'll never admit a mistake but rather run with the tail between their legs - then you're starting to get a somewhat complete picture of the collective character.

greetings / ritzy
http://missmabrouk.blogspot.com

 
At 10/19/2005 06:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can understand NBC rage, i think personally many muslims want to make a spectacle out of nothing, like that muslims lady in england lady that said the picture of a pig offended her, when there is nothing to be offended about...muslims are not to eat Pork but nothing is offensive about pigs in general, So i guess that lady was submental.
I dont see why KFC should have taken off pork from their menu, if that happened, as not to offend muslims, which is again silly.
not all muslims are this stupid thank goodness.

 
At 10/19/2005 07:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These Western women are playing with fire, imo.



Whatever they do, they should not let their husbands become religious. Even formerly secular moderate Muslim men can become brutal savages if they become zealous in the cause of Islam.


jonas976

 
At 10/19/2005 07:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot the link .

jonas976

 
At 10/19/2005 07:52:00 AM, Anonymous Sigma said...

If you don't conform, you will be on the outside. If you don't go with the status quo in Egypt, you will be rejected.

TOO BLOODY TRUE!!

-S

 
At 10/19/2005 11:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is different from what we have in the West how? Every society expects foreigners to conform, to be assimilated, to become not an individual but a part of the collective. This is easier done when, for example, a Finnish, emigrates to the U.S., the customs after all are not all that different, at least to the naked eye, but it is a whole other matter when the immigrant is a Muslim. It is then a fundamental, not pun intended, metamorphosis. Having said that though, I want that bacon sam'ich back!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10/19/2005 12:21:00 PM, Blogger NBS said...

i accept other people belifs, but when they take away my choice of having bacon on my fucking zinger burger, isnt that kinda like forcing your belifs onto me??? that is wrong, and this is the problem, the muslims are the ones who are creating the majority of the hate agianst them. why cant they understand this??? so when i am told that i cant have pork because muslims dont have pork, then i say fuck you, i want my pork and i will then shove pork in your face!! in australia there is an ever increasing hatred for muslims and the mulsims are the ones throwing the wood on the fire. they have themself to blame

 
At 10/19/2005 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Mia said...

I have learned 2 things from this post.
1)Don't marry an egyptian muslim, which reminds me I have a phone call to make and a heart to break.
2) finding bacon in Australia is gonna be a bitch.

 
At 10/20/2005 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Muslim women are okay, it's the muslim men that women have to steer clear of.


jonas976

 
At 11/03/2005 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

muslim scum of the world everyone hates the illiterate bastard terrorists, lets get together and be vigilanties to remove them all because the police and government do fuck all.

 

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