In short, mid-life crises come early and hit harder for non-practicing Muslim men.
Some of the men will go out partying, drinking, clubbing — you name the thing, they do it (except for maybe eating pork).
However, since these men still identify as Muslims, the dissonance eventually catches up with them.
Add increasing pressure from families to wed the “right” sort of person (i.e.
They are currently writing A Skeptic's Guide to Islam.
To get this out of the way: Karim is not a “Muslim name.” It is an Arabic name that Muslims name their children, since Karim is one of the 99 names of Allah, but the word and name predate Islam.
As for her reason to not date this Karim, obviously, since most Muslims don’t behead people or beat their wives, not wanting to associate with people like that is a bad reason to not want to date a Muslim.There are some good reasons why this woman might want to walk away, though, that aren’t based on less-warranted stereotypes, reasons that have to do with the realities of the ways in which sexism, misogyny, sex-negativity, patriarchy, and purity culture manifest themselves Muslim-dominated cultures.Heina Dadabhoy spent their childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in their right mind would have believed that they would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist.Heina has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007, and on the national stage since 2011.Heina is a speaker and panelist on a range of diverse topics including feminism, race, LGBT issues, the challenges of deconversion, Islam, non-monogamy, strategies for inclusivity, and the various intersections of the above.You may have heard them at Skepticon, the American Atheists National Convention, the Huffington Post Live, and Have Your Say on the BBC World Service or read about them in the New York Times.