Zandani’s fatwa not right [Archives:2003/657/Letters to the Editor]

August 7 2003

Ali H. Alyami
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I believe that the Zandani Fatwa on marrying from the West is repulsive and short-sighted. Who is he to decide for people how to live their lives? Arabs and Muslims have been marrying their cousins for hundreds of years and look where they are now? They are among the most backward, unproductive, intolerant, uneducated and poverty stricken. Zandani and others like him have no proper credentials or understanding of the world we live in today or what makes sense. He seems to agree with the Saudi wishes in this respect. The Saudis are also waging a war against intermarriages. So Zandani is perhaps representing their opinion.