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marlyn harris posts on 7/18/2010 7:26:46 AM My daughter and 4 young children cannot leave Israel. Civil Court - Family Court judge stated:"the Shaish children should relocate to family in America as they have been damaged in Body and Soul" My daughter has a divorce from the Religious court-there was so much abuse that I cannot write about it. Since Family Court made the dicision, the father went to Religious court to put the children on a list that they cannot exit Israel......children see father once a week in a government office with supervision....it upsets them so much to see him after he was so bad to them....what else can we do? I wrote to political people who answered all they do for US but nothing about this terrible problem. Please offer some help in suggestions for us, thank you, Marlyn Harris, Phila PA
Erin posts on 6/14/2010 5:27:17 PM What people who question Mahmoody's story have to remember, is that over 20 years ago when this story took place, all of this was well documented with Mahmoody's passport stamped in Turkey, cables to and from the state department, and even her bus ticket from Turkey. I even think copies of her passport were made available to the press. The problem is, what is she supposed to do, prove her story year after for the benefit of new readers?
Beverly Quinn posts on 6/8/2010 7:10:13 AM Susan...no i did not...try looking me up on facebook...im the one with the face...lol...not the one with the man statue pointing down...



nathly ruyssen posts on 6/8/2010 6:57:10 AM to maria salas i just read your message, about your husband taking your kids to algeria. i 'm married with a man from algeria and altough we live in belgium, his family still lives there and maybe they can help depends on the region where your husband went to want contact, try to become my friend on fecebook and i add you and we can talk then(nathly ruyssen) hoper we can meet there, i will look for your name when i get friendship requests
Beverly Quinn posts on 6/7/2010 10:16:49 PM Susan i emailed you ...did you not get it
Susan posts on 6/7/2010 1:19:06 PM Beverly, I'd be happy to discuss this with you in private if you'd like to contact me via email. You can reach me at a_elle at msn dot com . The very first thing I would say is, you have to stay calm about this because becoming frantic won't help you or your daughter. I hope to hear from you.
Beverly Quinn posts on 6/7/2010 11:56:23 AM My name is Beverly Quinn...my daughtor just up and left Friday the fifth/2010...to go meet a man in Egypt that she has been talking to over the internet for about a year or go. She is head over heals in love with this guy. But never met him..never met friends or family. Says that she spoke to them and they are all nice...you cant..you cant believe anyone over the internet...you dont know what is going to happen...what they are luring you into. From notes i found a few months ago..she was to marry this man in Egypt...right away..but she says that she wanted to get to know him better..have me, her mother and father come and meet them and see the marriage...that she did not want to wear the veils and such..but that is what he WANTED her to do...he DEMANDS that she does that. Oh God...I am so scared...I am taking medication because i am having such anxiety attacks... I talked to the police who said they will not put in a missing persons report because she left a nice note behind...that she loves me...she is so so sorry...and she will be back...BUT HOW DO I KNOW THIS...ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN ONCE OVER THERE... She may want to come back but they may not let her... Please...Please Please..contact me with help..with what i can do..she is 19...and yes has every right to do this...but this is a man over the internet....who knows what is going on, who he is..what he is about...what he is going to do with her...maybe it is love and all will be well..but she has not contacted me at all since leaving... What am i to do..PLEASE HELP...and this is true..im not joking...this is very serious... I NEED HELP...i dont want to wait months or years before i hear from her...or hear that she is dead somewhere... OH GOD PLEASE HELP !!!
Susan posts on 6/4/2010 11:46:50 PM @Saddened ~ What IS extremely ignorant is to make such statement with no reasoning or explanation behind it. But we all know about opinions ... To all who have lost their children in similar situations, God bless and keep them safe until they come home to you. Best wishes.
Beverly G posts on 6/4/2010 11:36:26 PM I have no doubt at all re Betty's story. I went to Iran for a holiday in 1978 with my boyfriend at the time - an Iranian. We stayed with his family, and from the moment we arrived, he changed from a gentle, caring person, into an overbearing, possessive chauvinist, who wouldn't let me go anywhere without a chaperone. Thanks goodness I never married him or had a child - I went home early after two months, and never looked back. It became really boring there as well - too many restrictions on what a single woman is allowed to do. Iran is such a backward and old fashioned society - still in the Dark Ages. Beats me why anyone would ever want to go there.
Nellie B posts on 5/24/2010 12:35:37 AM I was reading thru the posting and As somone stated it can happen anywhere. I went thru the same identical situation for 7months from the abuse to starvations as well as the pressure of attempting to keep my two sons from having to suffer and work at their fathers poo/Bar while attempting to escape fortunately I had family which did what they could in the US and as citizens worked both with the American Embassey to help us escape. I would so much like to share my story and help others in similar situations.
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