And I think I've been here long enough to make an assessment of my own. I used to wonder how it would be possible for an Arab man to choose a young bride, when young Arabic women are clad entirely in the niqqab with only their eyes exposed. How could you tell what they looked like? But now, after only a few days of being here, I can identify the attractive ones. They are short, slim, and have stunning eyes. Maybe I can see the appeal for Arab men. The women have a certain allure and a degree of mystery beneath that black flowing veil which, I think, evokes curiosity, something that is not so possible in the Western context.
In case you never hear from us again...................we've run off with Arabs.