Many people have asked me what it’s like being an American woman married to an Arab man.
Some even ‘warned’ me before making the decision to get married.
He’s actually more Westernized than many ‘city’ Arabs I know.
His English is perfect, he’s been to America and fully understands our mentality, culture, and politics.
This post is my little attempt at clearing up some of the misconceptions regarding the Arab/American marriages.
Perhaps I should clarify a bit; my husband is not only an Arab, but he’s a bedoin (desert) Arab.
Saudi Arabia, which had already blocked features of most chat apps, has moved to block Facebook Messenger.
But local reports have speculated that it is a way of protecting the revenues of traditional telecoms companies.
Video and voice calling allows people to call over the internet rather than phone networks, avoiding the expense that can often come with calling outside of the country or for extended times.
Skype and other similar applications always catered to free Vo IP and video calls over the internet.
But now, telecom companies are feeling the heat over losing their revenue to internet-based OTT communication apps.