Tuesday, August 06, 2013
UK Woman Rescues Kidnapped Daughter From Egypt In A Daring Mission
As many women who marry Muslim men have discovered, divorce by the husband is ridiculously easy (even a text message saying 'I divorce thee' sent three times is acceptable)and any children that come from the marriage are considered the property of the father according to sharia with a divorced mother having no parental rights whatsoever.
Because of this, the kidnapping of young children by their fathers who take them to Muslim countries is quite common, and many mothers have experienced the horror losing all contact with their children when their husbands divorce them after taking the children on a trip to 'visit their family back home.'
Many times, the husbands don't even bother with a divorce, simply abandoning the wife and taking the children back to their home countries in the Muslim world.
One of these women was Alex Abou-El-Ella, a 29-year-old British woman who had her one-year-old daughter Mona kidnapped by her Egyptian father.
Mrs. Abou-El-Ella, who was born in Poland but came to Britain as a teenager married her husband Mustafa in England, where the met. One day her husband simply took the baby to the airport and flew to Egypt without telling his wife, and that was the last she saw of her daughter for two long years.
The British government has never been particularly helpful in cases like this, and this was no exception.
But Alex Abou-El-Ella decided she wasn't going to give up her child. With the help of British author Donya Al-Nahi, who is famous in Britain for her efforts in helping a string of women rescue children snatched by Arab fathers, she hatched a daring plot to get her child back.
First, the two women defied warnings from the British foreign office not to travel to Egypt. Once in the country, they were able to track down her daughter Mona's whereabouts, and Alex Abou-El-Ella disguised herself in full head-to-toe Islamic dress and hid her face behind a veil in order to get close to her.
They then hired a local driver and staked out the area until until Mona appeared with an aunt just before 9 AM...and the Daily Mail relates what happened next:
'I was walking behind them, faster and faster, and saw Mona's hand a few metres away from me,' she said. 'So I grabbed her, pulled her into my arms and the lady looked at my face - but all she could see were my eyes.'
Grabbing her daughter, she turned and fled to the waiting car and drove off with th echild and Al-Nahi. The confused toddler cried out for help from the woman she knew as mummy, to Abou-El-Ella's dismay.
"I felt shocked and upset to hear those words coming out of her mouth about another woman," she said. "But after half an hour she looked up at me and said, "Are you my mum?"'
The next step was getting Mona out of the country, so Alex resorted to that time tested Arab lubricant - baksheesh. She used the Polish passport belonging to her older daughter to hide Mona's Egyptian surname, bribed an Egyptian official to allow her to board a London-bound flight..and then used Mona's real British passport to get her into the UK legally when they landed at Heathrow.
Mother and daughter are now reunited and doing just fine.
Alex Abou-El-Ella says she has informed Mona's father that she has their child. She saved Mona from being deprived of her mother without any due process, from life under sharia and almost certainly from the forced clitorectomies that over 90% of Egyptian girls are forced to undergo as young, prepubescent children.
She is one courageous woman, but if I were her I'd definitely move and maintain a low profile to stop her daughter from being kidnapped again.
This sort of story - many times without the happy ending - has been repeated with increasing frequency since immigration from Muslim countries has increased in the West. Women whom marry these men need to consider carefully exactly what they might be getting into.