Mustafa from BeirutSpring was writing On October 12:
As a Muslim who grew up in a conservative family and who later had a “western” education and lived with Western friends, I’m always surprised when I read articles like this one (which apparently is so groundbreaking it made it to the top most emailed articles on the New York Times)
But many Europeans — even those who generally support immigration — have begun talking more bluntly about cultural differences, specifically about Muslims’ deep religious beliefs and social values, which are far more conservative than those of most Europeans on issues like women’s rights and homosexuality.Duh…The word “boyfriend” is still a dirty word in even the most liberal of practicing Muslim families, did it really take them that much time to figure out how different they were?
One may start wondering after reading this: howcome the Europeans, with all their enthusiasm for "let's celebrate our differences" stuff, ended by being so ignorant of the actual differences themselves?
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