He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to” Allah.Yet such behavior is not limited to fanatical jihadis, who have “nothing whatsoever to do with Islam,” as most fools and liars will assure us; rather it permeates the totality of Islamic culture.Ali and another Muslim woman, Tannis (a pseudonym), agreed to talk about the Muslim marriage double-bind in a Victoria apartment, while their children played in the background. Or they marry non-Muslim men, which Islam judges a grave sin.

There also exists a minority view that does permit women who have converted to Islam to remain with non-Muslim spouses as an exception to the general rule.

Under Islamic law, if a non-Muslim woman is married to a non-Muslim, and she converts to Islam, the marriage is suspended until her husband converts to Islam.

Consider recent events in Pakistan: three Christian girls walking home after a hard day’s work were accosted by four “rich and drunk” Muslims—hardly ISIS candidates—in a car.

They “misbehaved,” yelled “suggestive and lewd comments,” and harassed the girls to get in their car for “a ride and some fun.” When the girls declined the “invitation,” adding that they were “devout Christians and did not practice sex outside of marriage,” the men became enraged and chased the girls, yelling, “How dare you run away from us, Christian girls are only meant for one thing: the pleasure of Muslim men.” They drove their car into the three girls, killing one and severely injuring the other two.

A polytheist woman would have to convert to Islam if she would want to get married to a Muslim man, according to Islamic principles.

(See verse below) Muslim women are forbidden from marrying non-Muslim men according to Islamic law.

There are restrictions to whom a Muslim man can marry.

Muslim men are forbidden from marrying polytheist women.

Note: Multi-faith Metro Vancouver is a place of high rates of intermarriage and inter-ethnic dating. 4, 1997 Column: Douglas Todd The murder this week by Muslim fundamentalists of 11 women in Algeria who refused to wear veils was another shocking example of how the struggle between religious fundamentalism and gender equality can play out in some authoritarian Islamic countries.