Betty Mahmoody Message Board

Jan Shaner posts on 6/17/2011 11:17:32 AM Hello Betty I am almost finished reading the book "Not without my daughter." I cannnot fathom how you had the courage to do all you did. I certainly do not have the fortitude or stamina to do what you did. You are a hero for all women. Your daught is remarkably like you as well. Imagine being that young & understanding enough to act like a little adult. God Bless you both alwways. Thank you for your good work. I have to keep remiding my friends that we are only Americans with American privileges & rights in America. Too, Too many people in general think they have the same rights everywhere. While that should be the case, it is not. God Bless us all! Your admirer Jan Shaner
yas parsa posts on 5/25/2011 6:29:12 PM hello dear betty , i am an iranian woman who married an iranian man. after 14 years of living together he took my son and i to iran and we had the same situation as you had. watching your movie really touched my heart. your story is many woman story but again i would like to have a contact e-mail from you to send my true story to you . i believe it can open many woman's eyes open before to go to their husband countries or even their contries. thanks and may god bless
Samuel posts on 4/23/2011 6:54:27 PM Hi Betty, I watched and enjoyed the film based on your book last night. It does remind me some of "Ayan Hirsi Ali" story. It makes me so aware that others in foreign countres and in our very own NZ society who might need some help escape from a bad situation to something better. God bless your efforts. Thanks again. S

Maryam posts on 3/28/2011 11:53:39 PM Dear Betty, I married a Yemeni man here in the usa back in 1986, we moved to Dubai for 23 years (it was supposed to be for a coupld years) I had 3 daughter and we lived a very familar lifestyle. I always wished to come home but refused to leave with out my daughters. and just 2 weeks ago I finally did it. we are back home and away from all the oppression and abuse. Your story has always been an inspriation for me and my daughters. I just wonder what happened when you got back??? although we are safe in USA I'm still scared for our safety.
Judith posts on 1/4/2011 6:47:47 PM Just want to share that in 1984 I married a wonderful man from Iran who did not what to go home to war...I loved him and always will but did not marry to stay married...It touched me to tears years ago when I read your story for at the same time as you seeking help to escape the war in Iran I was helping on of them here. (I am a year younger than you & he is 11 years younger than myself). We are still friends and talk often.
Claudia posts on 12/30/2010 3:55:50 PM I love this movie. I was trapped with an abuser right here in the USA for almost 12 years. I finally had my chance to escape, and took it ! my escape doesn't even scratch the surface of what this brave and daring woman had to endure. I am so proud of you, Betty. May God bless you with every blessing imaginable !
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Jojy John Alphonso posts on 12/17/2010 2:38:23 AM I read your story and also Mr. Mahmoody version of events. I want to believe your version. You have been an inspiration for people around the world and will continue to be so. Your book was wonderful reading.
Dolly posts on 12/13/2010 7:38:35 AM Hi Betty I recently read your book 'Not without my daughter'. All I can say that there was so much pain, it made me cry. A child maturing at such tender age, a mother who held very true to her words and promises to her daughter, your struggle and freedom is beyond words. Words are short to applaud your courage, your family who constantly supported you, and none-the-less little Mahtob. God bless you all and may none face such turmoil in life.
Nilima Remulkar posts on 12/10/2010 7:14:48 AM I am a big fan of yours. I have read and re-read ur book many times. Can fully understand what u went through back then. U r a source of inspiration to the womankind. My warmest wishes for you and Mahtob.
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