In Cairo, desperate Egyptian men search in vain for a Syrian bride

May 14, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tri-cityherald.com

Women tie their headscarves in a distinctly Syrian way. They buy Syrian spices and trinkets from vendors whose shops are now tables lined along the streets.

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Falcon

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May 14, 2013
 
Oh what a tragedy, I cried my eyeballs out when I read the article's heading.
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"Where an Egyptian man was once expected to provide a home and prove he can work before he could marry, now many believe they can have a Syrian bride for as little as $45."

Really? They buy them? Wow! They are filthier and more amoral than I originally thought.
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I wonder if I could buy a couple of little Syrians, have them neutered and teach them to mow lawn?
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Faith wrote:
I wonder if I could buy a couple of little Syrians, have them neutered and teach them to mow lawn?
Funny that you mentioned that.
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May 14, 2013
 
I just can't believe that some journalist was payed to write crap like that,and it doesn't deserve a better comments either.
I am loosing my hope in the media.

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May 14, 2013
 
Faith wrote:
"Where an Egyptian man was once expected to provide a home and prove he can work before he could marry, now many believe they can have a Syrian bride for as little as $45."
Really? They buy them? Wow! They are filthier and more amoral than I originally thought.
The money mentioned here is called a Dowry and 45$ converted is a good amount there. Since a lot of Syrian refugees ended up in Egypt including women who r desperate to find homes and a permanent place to live it is not a bad idea to find relationship in the country they r at.
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May 14, 2013
 
Sex and bombs. Arabs know nothing else.
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May 14, 2013
 
Me so hownyyyyyy!
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Faith wrote:
I wonder if I could buy a couple of little Syrians, have them neutered and teach them to mow lawn?
If you think that your comment is going to degrade the Syrians,it has only achieve to dehumanise you and reflect a repulsive personality.
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William wrote:
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If you think that your comment is going to degrade the Syrians,it has only achieve to dehumanise you and reflect a repulsive personality.
Who cares
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May 15, 2013
 
This is actually very common in Islamic countries. I have a friend from Kosovo, from the time when I did my duty as a U.N peacekeeper there.

He told me: "here you can easily buy a wife if your a muslim and go through her father"
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May 15, 2013
 
Also, Morocco is specificly known in the Islamic World to have beautiful woman. I totally agree on that. And there is very very common that wealthy arab men visit to buy themselves a wife to take home to their own country. Look it up!
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Viking wrote:
Also, Morocco is specificly known in the Islamic World to have beautiful woman. I totally agree on that. And there is very very common that wealthy arab men visit to buy themselves a wife to take home to their own country. Look it up!
Yes, there's nothing wrong with a "dowry" so to speak, but how much choice do these women really have??

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Also, Morocco is specificly known in the Islamic World to have beautiful woman. I totally agree on that. And there is very very common that wealthy arab men visit to buy themselves a wife to take home to their own country. Look it up!
I think the whole idea of buying is wrong. I do understand that due to cultural values some people in muslim countries force marriage upon their sons/daughters and I also agree that dowry is misused by money-mongers and greedy people. However, they r not the majority and usually that money as I said earlier is called a DOWRY look it up! It is also mentioned in the Bible as well:

"Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife." Genesis 34:12

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Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares
They r pushing to Ban guns soon in the US but who cares.
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They r pushing to Ban guns soon in the US but who cares.
Yes, wait until they institute martial law and really start degrading their populace, but who cares.
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I think the whole idea of buying is wrong. I do understand that due to cultural values some people in muslim countries force marriage upon their sons/daughters and I also agree that dowry is misused by money-mongers and greedy people. However, they r not the majority and usually that money as I said earlier is called a DOWRY look it up! It is also mentioned in the Bible as well:
"Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife." Genesis 34:12
You obviously misunderstood me, I did NOT defend dowry my friend.
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The money mentioned here is called a Dowry and 45$ converted is a good amount there. Since a lot of Syrian refugees ended up in Egypt including women who r desperate to find homes and a permanent place to live it is not a bad idea to find relationship in the country they r at.
This isn't about dowry. This is about some horny creeps taking advantage of a sad situation. So please take your "dowry" and stick it up that hairy islumic azz.
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May 15, 2013
 
However, this isn't about islum. People of all faiths tend to take advantage of a weak economical situation.

However, it's mostly islamic fanatics who will defend such a custom as Hitty did. It's disgusting. End of story.
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So, let me get this straight.... They are going for 45 bucks a head.....But I could probably jew them down and get 100 of these broads for around four G's, chain them to used sewing machines and I could pick up the slack from that dress factory that collapsed in Bangladesh. Hmmmmm.
I wonder what Syrians eat....Rice I bet.

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