Also if a Muslim guy is practicing he will only seek out a Muslim woman because religious compatibility will be of utmost importance to him in seeking a spouse.
Yes of course but let's suppose there is a situation somehow he has to marry a non-Muslim, he will find a non-Muslim practicing woman either a practicing Christian or a Jewish woman who follows her religion and she is not involved in any immoral characteristics common in the western society. For instance, she wears a respectable dress as per her religion, does not drink alcohol because ahle-Kitaab did not drink, does not eat pork etc.... Now can anyone tell me is it easy to find such a woman in the west? ... Here most of the women drink, wear bikinis, sleep around
The men I know married these women for "love" (they already had U.S citizenship and were stable financially).
I get your point. Just from my observation, even if the man was practicing and traditional, the children were still influenced a bit more by their mother.
But to tell you frankly and honestly, if a man is truly practicing, he will never marry a non-Muslim woman...Bhai I live in the west and a lot of non-Muslim men and Women are in my company. I observe them... there are a lot of issues of "tahara" "paky and napaky"...how can I live my life with a woman who does not know or care about those things and this is just one thing.
However, though slightly on the tangent to the topic but still relevant case, if a non-Muslim western woman reverts to Islam and intends to practice and learn about Islam then it is totally okay to marry such a woman rather I would prefer because this way I will help her in her journey to learning Islam easier and most of the reverted woman are far more practicing and with more knowledgeable than most of our born-Muslim women.
Interracial marriages have lots of problems because after the initial "love" (infatuation) phase wears off the cultural incompatibility begins to take effect and leads to allot of arguments. Also the kids that result from these marriages tend to suffer from identity crisis because they can't relate to the culture of either parent and feel alienated.
Let's not confuse interracial marriages with inter-religion marriages. In Islam, there is no such restriction on inter-racial marriages rather it encourages them because it strengthens the society and homogenizes it.
Just take the example of Pakistan, we have hundreds of races and the biggest racial denominations or groups are Punjabi, Pathan, Sindhi, Balochi, Kashmiri, now if all of them get married inter-racially, after some time the whole society will become homogenised and the discrete cultural racial differences will be blurred into a hotchpotch of a society that will be much more uniform and thus a lot of issues will die