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donya wrote at 2008-12-21 21:12:12
i am a canadian who married a jordanian man. any arab man that can't tell his family about you means that he is not serious. Please beautful girl, don't be fooled by this guy, ur 24 - don't be tricked like i was.

kristin wrote at 2012-12-05 13:59:22
Does your boyfriend have citizenship? Secondly, even though he is a Christian the Middle eastern culture prevails. Having said you have no future means his family will never allow him to marry you. In other words,if you have been intimate before marriage to him unfortunately you have sealed the deal. You are no longer a virgin, and or a divorced or widower that never had pre-marital intercourse. You are never marital material if these are true. Plus if he did still go against all of the above, his children would never be a citizen in his country, nor have any rights there. They could never even rent property, gain employment,  obtain schooling, or medical care. Sorry to say he most likely will marry an Islamic woman and possibly have you on the side or just leave you. It is difficult to understand because our views as Americans and especially Christians teaches love and tolerance and the ambit to be diverse, this is not the belief in the Islamic culture.

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Le Anne Clausen


I can answer questions on Arab culture, including differences in cultures among Arab countries and sub-groups. I can also answer questions on Christian-Muslim relations, interfaith issues in general, and human rights and peacemaking issues in the Middle East.


I was a human rights worker for four years in the Middle East, and have spent time in Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. I speak intermediate Arabic; some Hebrew; and am starting Persian (Farsi, Dari). I have led a half-dozen educational delegations to the area for North American groups; and I have led trainings for nearly a thousand international human rights volunteers coming into the area over my years there. I am now working to launch an interfaith peace-teams based human rights organization, hopefully in the next two years. I am also currently editing the manuscript for my first book, a firsthand account of my time in the Middle East

"Be the Healers," (next steps after Abu Ghraib) The Lutheran magazine, July 2004. Multiple press releases which I wrote from the field, as well as media interviews/articles about my work are also available via Google search.

I have an MA in Christian-Muslim relations; and I am now continuing my studies at Chicago Theological Seminary ( I also have a BA in Religion concentrating in global service, from Wartburg College, (

Awards and Honors
I received the Dell Award for Peace and Justice from Wartburg College. I have spoken and led workshops and trainings at over one hundred church congregations, colleges, schools, organizations

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