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I am Yousr. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am just another soul sharing random reflections from her travels – through books, conversations and conventional geography.

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  1. Hi, i read this article 2 days aga and i wanted to share it with to see your opinion.

    A letter from a Christian to Muslim women
    By Joanna Francis
    Writer, Journalist – USA
    Between the Israeli assault on Lebanon and the Zionist “war on
    terror,” the Muslim world is now center stage in every American home.
    I see the carnage, death and destruction that have befallen Lebanon,
    but I also see something else: I see you. I can’t help but notice that
    almost every woman I see is carrying a baby or has hildren around her.
    I see that though they are dressed modestly, their beauty still shines
    through. But it’s not just outer beauty that I notice. I also notice
    that I feel something strange inside me: I feel envy. I feel terrible
    for the horrible experiences and war crimes that the Lebanese people
    have suffered, being targeted by our common enemy. But I can’t help
    but admire your strength, your beauty, your modesty, and most of all,
    your happiness.
    Yes, it’s strange, but it occurred to me that even under constant
    bombardment, you still seemed happier than we are, because you were
    still living the natural lives of women. The way women have always
    lived since the beginning of time. It used to be that way in the West
    until the 1960s, when we were bombarded by the same enemy. Only we
    were not bombarded with actual munitions, but with subtle trickery and
    moral corruption.
    Through Temptation
    They bombarded us Americans from Hollywood, instead of from fighter
    jets or with our own American-made tanks. They would like to bomb you
    in this way too, afterthey’ve finished bombing the infrastructure of
    your countries. I do not want this to happen to you. You will feel
    degraded, just like we do. You can avoid this kind of bombing if you
    will kindly listen to those of us who have already suffered serious
    casualties from their evil influence. Because everything you see
    coming out of Hollywood is a pack of lies, a distortion of reality,
    smoke and mirrors. They present casual sex as harmless recreation
    because they aim to destroy the moral fabric of the societies into
    which they beam their poisonous programming. I beg you not to drink
    their poison. There is no antidote for it once you have consumed it.
    You may recover partially, but you will never be the same. Better to
    avoid the poison altogether than to try to heal from the damage it causes.
    They will try to tempt you with their titillating movies and music
    videos, falsely portraying us American women as happy and satisfied,
    proud of dressing like prostitutes, and content without families. Most
    of us are not happy, trust me. Millions of us are on anti-depressant
    medication, hate our jobs, and cry at night over the men who told us
    they loved us, then greedily used us and walked away. They would like
    to destroy your families and convince you to have fewer children. They
    do this by presenting marriage as a form of slavery, motherhood as a
    curse, and being modest and pure as old-fashioned. They want you to
    cheapen yourself and lose your faith. They are like the Serpent
    tempting Eve with the apple. Don’t bite.
    I see you as precious gems, pure gold, or the “pearl of great value”
    spoken of in the Bible (Matthew 13: 45). All women are pearls of great
    value, but some of us have been deceived into doubting the value of
    our purity. Jesus said: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
    neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under
    their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matthew 7: 6). Our pearls
    are priceless, but they convince us that they’re cheap. But trust me;
    there is no substitute for being able to look in the mirror and seeing
    purity, innocence and self-respect staring back at you.
    The fashions coming out of the Western sewer are designed to make you
    believe that your most valuable asset is your sexuality. But your
    beautiful dresses and veils are actually sexier than any Western
    fashion, because they cloak you in mystery and show self-respect and
    confidence. A woman’s sexuality should be guarded from unworthy eyes,
    since it should be your gift to the man who loves and respects you
    enough to marry you. And since your men are still manly warriors, they
    deserve no less than your best. Our men don’t even want purity
    anymore. They don’t recognize the pearl of great value, opting for the
    flashy rhinestone instead. Only to leave her too! Your most valuable
    assets are your inner beauty, your innocence, and everything that
    makes you who you are. But I notice that some Muslim women push the
    limit and try to be as Western as possible, even while wearing a veil
    (with some of their hair showing). Why imitate women who already
    regret, or will soon regret, their lost virtue? There is no
    compensation for that loss. You are flawless diamonds. Don’t let them
    trick you into becoming rhinestones. Because everything you see in the
    fashion magazines and on Western television is a lie. It is Satan’s
    trap. It is fool’s gold.
    A Woman’s Heart
    I’ll let you in on a little secret, just in case you’re curious:
    pre-marital sex is not even that great. We gave our bodies to the men
    we were in love with, believing that that was the way to make them
    love us and want to marry us, just as we had seen on television
    growing up. But without the security of marriage and the sure
    knowledge that he will always stay with us, it’s not even enjoyable!
    That’s the irony. It was just a waste. It leaves you in tears.
    Speaking as one woman to another, I believe that you understand that
    already. Because only a woman can truly understand what’s in another
    woman’s heart. We really are all alike. Our race, religion or
    nationalities do not matter. A woman’s heart is the same everywhere.
    We love. That’s what we do best. We nurture our families and give
    comfort and strength to the men we love. But we American women have
    been fooled into believing that we are happiest having careers, our
    own homes in which to live alone, and freedom to give our love away to
    whomever we choose. That is not freedom. And that is not love. Only in
    the safe haven of marriage can a woman’s body and heart be safe to
    love. Don’t settle for anything less. It’s not worth it. You won’t
    even like it and you’ll like yourself even less afterwards. Then he’ll leave you.
    We Western women have been brainwashed into thinking that you Muslim women are oppressed. But truly, we are the ones who are oppressed; slaves to fashions that degrade us, obsessed with our weight, begging for love frommen who do not want to grow up. Deep down inside, we know that we have been cheated. We secretly admire and envy you, although some of us will not admit it.
    Please do not look down on us or think that we like things the way they are. It’s not our fault. Most of us did not have fathers to protect us when we were young because our families have been destroyed. You know who is behind this plot. Don’t be fooled, my sisters. Don’t let them get you too.
    Stay innocent and pure. We Christian women need to see what life is really supposed to be like for women. We need you to set the example for us,because we are lost. Hold onto your purity. Remember: you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. So guard your “toothpaste” carefully!I hope you receive this advice in the spirit in which it is intended:the spirit of friendship, respect, and admiration.


    1. Thank you very much for sharing this with, I would really appreciate it if you email me the original article publication to – just so I can include it as a reference in writing about it. I am honestly very impressed, and I agree with most of it. Very well articulated, and it hits home. Very much his home. Thank you!!


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