How to address a Muslimah
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I think you're doing the right thing both by moving the bacon and leaving the religious statues where they are.  Religion isn't about bacon or booze.  If it makes someone uncomfortable, and becomes an obstacle to setting a good example, etc., put them away.   If the bacon doesn't make her uncomfortable - and it probably wouldn't is my guess - leave it where it is.

The problem is not that she rejects bacon, the problem is her belonging to a false religion.  The problem is in her brain and heart, not in her menu.   Facilitate her menu for peace among men; don't facilitate her erroneous thoughts, and you aren't, so I think you're doing fine.

ETA:

A polite host / hostess makes their guests feel as comfortable as reasonable - denying my religion by removing a crucifix is not reasonable, menu changes are.  Even though I eat meat, I have non-meat / non-dairy food for vegetarians when they are at my house, kosher for Jews, etc.  I've been to non-Catholic houses and they see me avoiding the meat main course and ask, so I tell them, and they've whipped up some tuna fish salad for me to be accommodating.

Maybe it's the Italian in me - a guest is to be treated with respect as much as one is able to.  Whether it is a family friend or a plumber, a Muslim or a Scientologist,  anyone who comes in my home is a guest and made to feel comfortable, fed, etc.
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How to address a Muslimah - by kimbaichan - 07-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 03:26 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Petertherock - 07-24-2010, 05:25 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 05:37 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Scipio_a - 07-24-2010, 05:40 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by glgas - 07-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Scipio_a - 07-24-2010, 05:44 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Credo - 07-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by kimbaichan - 07-24-2010, 08:06 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Petertherock - 07-24-2010, 08:22 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 08:36 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by dymphna17 - 07-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 01:42 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-24-2010, 03:39 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by James02 - 07-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Credo - 07-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Vetus Ordo - 07-27-2010, 09:56 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Texican - 07-27-2010, 10:50 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-27-2010, 10:57 AM



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