Something startling is happening in the Muslim world … it is not the Arab Spring or the growth of Islamic fundamentalism. A sharp decline in Muslim fertility rates and a “flight from marriage” among Arab women.
Ayat Al-Qassab carefully slipped the beaded satin wedding gown over her small frame. She peered at herself in the rusted mirror and cautiously smiled. For a moment, her war-torn world was transformed and she was a beautiful bride — free, safe and happy. Boom!