Letters From Sweet D
I had two very important questions I needed to ask Sweet D. The first, which is the #1 thing people ask me when I tell them my Western Whore is marrying a Muslim, is will she have to convert to Islam? The second is regarding the country’s recent revolution that took place in 2011. When I was teaching in Spain, they loved to talk about the cultural explosion in the 80’s when Franco died, so I wanted to know what the vibe was like in Tunisia now that it doesn’t have a corrupt government. Her answers:
- Q: Turning Muslim? A: No, Thankfully because I am a foreign woman marrying a muslim Tunisian man, I don’t have to do anything. His family is slowly trying to show me the light but I just nod politely and think about how delicious pork is. If I were a non-muslim foregin man trying to marry a muslim Tunisian woman that would be a whole other story. Those poor bastards have to convert legally and prove that they are an active member of their muslim community for like 6 months before they can get married. Totally sucks for them but awesome for me. They say it’s because the man is the leader of the family so if the father is Muslim and the mother isn’t the children will automatically be raised muslim. There are so many things here that I just laugh at. It’s hard to explain to them that I don’t believe in anything but kharma and being a good person. They would rather I be a Christian at least but no can do. I am cool with my kids being raised Muslim with a healthy dose of perspective from me. When they are older they can do whatever they want.
- Q: Cultural explosion? A: The revolotion is kind of talked to death over here. People are disillusioned and over it right now. Or it could be that I don’t talk to the right people about it so I have stopped asking questions. I think it’s interesting but everyone else is kind of like realizing that now they have to actually run their government themselves and that’s really difficult. You’ll feel the vibe when you get here.