’90-Day Fiancé’ Star Converts to Islam, Says ‘I Make My Own Path,’ Islam Disagrees

My latest in PJ Media:

“I really make my own path.”

So said, according to Newsweek, the star of what is apparently another reality TV show, 90-Day Fiancé: “Columbus, Ohio, native Avery Mills,” who is featured on the show along with “her 24-year-old Syrian love, Omar Albakkaur.”

We are informed that Avery Mills is a strong, independent woman: “Avery, 19, left her faith as a Christian to become a follower of Islam—even though most of her family and friends objected. She joined a Muslim dating site soon after, which is how she met Omar.”

Newsweek goes on to say that “when viewers first meet” Avery, “she’s traveling to Lebanon with her mother to meet Omar for the first time. In a teaser for the new season, Avery gushes that he’s holding a woman’s hand for their first time. It’s up to Avery to decide if she wants to leave America—and all her family and friends—to be with her fiancé in a war-torn country.”

How romantic. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing but “Islamophobia,” as far as Avery Mills and Newsweek are concerned:

Avery’s story is sure to garner attention, but she doesn’t care about the negative things people have to say about her faith or her decision to marry Omar. “I have never cared about what people thought in the past. No one can sway my decision on my choices,” she told Newsweek in a phone interview. “I really make my own path and I’ll tell them that.”

Wonderful. But what will Avery Mills think, and what will she do, when she discovers that many Muslims do not believe that a woman should make her own path?

The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them” (4:34).

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