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For years, the men of the Tuareg have been able to ride to a young woman's tent, and sneak into the side entrance - while his well-trained camel stands quietly and waits.

There, they will spend the night together - while the family, who all live in the tent, politely pretend not to notice.

The deepest differences between Muslims and Westerners concern not politics but sexuality.

Each side has a long history of looking at the other's sexual mores with a mixture of astonishment and disgust.

(The term termagant sums up the surprising way Westerners saw Muslim women before the seventeenth century.) Here are some examples of customs and social attitudes from the Muslim side of the divide (in reverse chronological order) that have me, for one, shaking my head.

I have made sure only to include instances in this weblog entry that represent a general outlook, and not just a single person's idiosyncrasy, anecdotes that reflect the Shari'a or societal consensus, not deviants and outcasts.

"I want to feel secure of their futures, if only for economic reasons," he said.

But behind the ancient way of life is a culture so progressive it would even make some people in liberal western cultures blush.

But the money raised was not enough to pay their debts to the hospital and relatives.

Their shy daughter, a shade under 4 feet tall, became their only source of income.

"My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. It's difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received

But behind the ancient way of life is a culture so progressive it would even make some people in liberal western cultures blush.

But the money raised was not enough to pay their debts to the hospital and relatives.

Their shy daughter, a shade under 4 feet tall, became their only source of income.

"My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. It's difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said.

But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out.

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But behind the ancient way of life is a culture so progressive it would even make some people in liberal western cultures blush.But the money raised was not enough to pay their debts to the hospital and relatives.Their shy daughter, a shade under 4 feet tall, became their only source of income."My heart is bleeding inside, but I was forced to do this," he said. It's difficult for me to feed my 10 children." He received $1,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said.But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out.

,600 in dowry for each of his girls, he said.

But after paying for their weddings and meeting other debts, the money has nearly run out.