Betty Mahmoody Message Board
Rupali posts on 9/18/2008 3:02:11 AM
Once i red your book when i was young, i am reading this book again, but now the situation has got changed, after reading your book now i have realised that i too haved lived with a hubby who has same attitutde, same behavious, same nature and with same fincancial situations with all fear and insucurities, i am staying sepreately with my parents with my only son, but still for son i had decided to go back to hubby, but through divine messages i was forced to read the book again and now i am realising that i should not go back to hubby and his home which is equal to hell. During your journey God helped you a lot, the same way i am getting God's messages for me through you and your book which gives me a courage to live life independently without fear and with courage.
Thank You so much for the book and your message for me.
God bless you and your sweet and strong doughter.
With love and light.
Noosa posts on 9/3/2008 11:57:13 AM
I hope I could get to meet Betty and Mahtob in person. I am a Christian who was born and raised in Egypt, which is a muslim country. My biggest dream since I was a little girl was to leave and come to the USA. When I was 16, a muslim neighbor told my father that when I am old enough to marry that he was going to kidnap me and his son was going to marry me and I was going to be a muslim. However, my dad would never allow that to happen. As a result, he sent me away to live in the USA and to go to an American college. I was so happy to go come to the US and I love it here a whole lot. Eventhough sometimes I get homesick and miss my family and I visit them from time to time, I am so happy to be in the USA where I am free to live a happy safe life that I can build for myself. I have watch the movie "Not without my daughter" and read the book. It is very couragious what you did to get you and your daughter out of Iran and getting your freedom back. I admire you both and I wish to meet you someday. I admire anyone who is strong and couragious. You did the right thing to protect your daughter.
your ardent admirer posts on 9/2/2008 1:10:44 PM
betty mahmoody u r a very courageous lady.to attempt escape in those adverse conditions was both brave and desperate.not without my daughter has been my favourite book so far. i have been able to feel fr u n empathise with u.best of luck 2 u n mahtob. n hope i have d privilege of meeting u sometime.
shirley gardner posts on 8/30/2008 1:54:45 PM
Where are the mother and daughter? How did their lives turn out?
On A Mission posts on 8/21/2008 12:03:24 AM
I am an American woman, but lived in Tehran for several years as a teenager. I was there during the mid to late 70's while the shaw was still in power. This book really pulled at my heart strings, because I knew so many people there before the revolution that I wonder about all the time. Did they ever get out, and how? Anyway, I feel the book was honestly written, keeping in mind that it was both about some fanatic Iranians, but also some extremely decent ones, too. I wish I could read the original version of the book, before it was rewritten.
AMJSB posts on 8/7/2008 5:58:05 PM
I just read this book , I was so taken by it that I actually started this morning and finished it now (6 hours later).
I am a half foreign half arab (christian). But in our family we have all sorts from shiites sunnis greek orthodox catholics etc..and when we sit on one table for a meal we are one !
This book doesnt justify all Iranians or all Muslims.( half of my family married wonderful iranians)BUT It does justify all fanatics of any sort of religion.
But again , Betty's luck was that her husbands insecurities, financial situation and influence brought the monster in him and I think it was an excellent story and very courageous of her..and Mahtob
Digna Mialda posts on 8/5/2008 5:08:28 PM
yo lei el libro no sin mi hija y llore junto con ellatambien vi la pelicula pienzo que es una mujer muy valiente
married to Saudi posts on 7/16/2008 10:17:49 PM
Interested in knowing if you change your name can someone just find out if youve changed your name and get the new one Is it legal in the states for her to be holding the child without permission from the father? I think if I brought my son to Canada that even the Canadian government would need me to have permission to enter if I got that far?
bla posts on 7/15/2008 4:46:33 AM
After they came in the USA, Betty and Mahtab changed their names and moved away. Thats how they're hiding.
Jane posts on 7/10/2008 10:18:07 PM
I was married to an Arab Muslim also. I live a life on the run in the US to keep my children from being sent overseas. Trying to hide in the US today is almost impossible. What did Betty do when she got home? Did she live a particular way to keep safe? I can't read her book... it makes me anxious.
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