Sajjad and Marwa are in love. It’s obvious from the moment you meet them.
Sitting close together on the sofa in my office in Basra, Iraq, Marwa cannot stop talking about how happy she is; Sajjad just gazes adoringly into his new wife’s eyes.
Like millions of other couples around the world, they are both enjoying those first few precious months of married life.
For this couple, things could have been very different. After they became friends and started going out together, they realized they had a very big problem. Sajjad is a Shiite Muslim; Marwad is a Sunni.
In this part of the world, this was a relationship that would normally have been doomed to failure.… Seguir leyendo »