• How we met: ‘I was asking her to marry me. She immediately said it was impossible'

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    Michael, 40 and Somaia, 30, met while he was studying Arabic in Cairo. When they fell in love in 2015, he converted to Islam so they could marry When Michael travelled from the US to Egypt in the summer of 2015 to study Arabic, he wasn't expecting to find love. Then, at an Arabic language institute in Cairo, he was introduced to Somaia, who taught specialist programmes. “He was a VIP student, so I knew I had to be careful with his programme,” she says. “He seemed nice and easy-going.” Although Michael found Somaia cold at first, she soon relaxed. “I realised her bosses had asked her to...
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