Re: Is my husbands female friend harmless?
I am well acquainted with the Muslim faith and also the attached cultural nuances for different regions - Meditteranean Middle East, Gulf Middle East, North Africa, Africa, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Far East, Balkans, East Europe etc
All of them forbid friends of the opposite sex - especially if you are married.
I am not Muslim, but I do agree that opposite sex friends do not work over time. I have seen time and time again, an attraction form between the two regardless of religion or race.
I see that you are in the UK. Nothing to do with reciprocity, he should not be buying gifts for women - period. A £40 Harvey Nics voucher should be your decision not his. If anyone buys her a gift it should be you. Deep down I am sure you know that what I am saying is true.
He should not have ANY female close friends - the two of you together can have female close friends.
You are not crazy or paranoid. He needs to put an end to his pervy, scummy behaviour.
It sounds like he is a Muslim when it suits him (and to be honest I could almost say the same for you).
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause