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July 15, 2003

Muslim, pregnant & unmarried

This interview of a liberal Muslim journalist is very interesting. She is more "religious" than I am, but I can relate in some ways.... (aside from the being pregnant out-of-wedlock part)

Posted by razib at 08:00 PM




I wasn't impressed by the interview. She talked a bit strange. The only thing I got out of it was the conflict within her between Indian, American and Islamic values.

BTW she's not pregnant, she's got a baby. And the kid has a Pakistani Dad (who lives in Pakistan, not in the West.)

I have heard a lot from almost all of my Muslim and Asian friends and acquaintances about cultural and religous conflict as a result of living in the West. Though I can understand their feelings, I really have never felt that conflict myself.

Posted by: Zack at July 16, 2003 02:16 AM


I liked the article. I can certainly identify better than Zack. Maybe better than Razib.

Esp. god was the part about the insupportability of boundaries and dual identities. And how immigrant culture can be anti-fun -- all about deferred gratification. That's Un-American!

And Razib -- Nomani's pregnancy is not the only thing in the article you can't relate to. Let's be real -- how much Tantric sex are you having with your imaginary blonde girlfriends?

On the other hand, you may be able to relate to the guy who calls himeslf a "technical virign"!

Posted by: Ikram Saeed at July 16, 2003 09:28 AM


Ikram,
Your sophomoric potshots at Razib are uncalled for.

Posted by: duende at July 16, 2003 11:23 AM


But where would male relationships be without sophmoric potshots?

Posted by: Jason Malloy at July 16, 2003 11:41 AM


:)

Posted by: razib at July 16, 2003 01:00 PM