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A letter from a Christian to Muslim Women

A letter from a Christian to Muslim women
March 7th, 2007
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, after they'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.


Sin never pays. It always cheats you. Even though I have reclaimed my
honor, there's still no substitute for having never been dishonored in
the first place. 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 from men 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"

I hope you receive this advice in the spirit in which it is intended:
the spirit of friendship, respect, and admiration.

From your Christian sister "With Love"

* This article is republished with the kind permission of the author.
The original can be found on Crescent and the Cross. Joanna Francis is
a writer and journalist. She manages her own blog.


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