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Not Without My Daughter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2003

    nightmare trip

    Betty married the Americanized Dr. Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody in 1997.Betty and her daughter went to see Moody Family and became virtual hostages of her husband and His family. After a year a man guide them across the mountain Range that forms border between Iran and Turkey. They Escaped and began a long journey to Michigan. They Had to go through things moms and daughters never went Through. Betty and her daughter anxiously awaited the end Of their vacation in this hostile land, but the never came. Moody had others plans for his family . Betty and Mahtob Became virtual hostages of Betty's tyrannical husband and His often viclous family. Hiding her secrets meetings from her husband and His large network of spies, a desperate Betty began to plan her Esape, but every option involved leaving Mahtob behind, Abanding her to Moody and a life of her slavery and degrada- Tion. After a harsh and terrifying year Betty discovered A ray of hope a man would guide them across the mountain Range that forms the border between Iran and Turkey .One Dark night, Betty and Mahtob escaped and began the long Journey home to Michigan, but first they had o survive a cross- Ing that few women or children had ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    do not judge

    Althought my sympathies go to Betty, but I do urge all people who have read this book to read other books on Iran and do not judge a nation on the hardship of one individual during a tough and turmoil era for all Iranians (Revolution and war ) who did not expect their fight for freedom to turn out this way, althought the recent reform movement backed by the young and women will someday achieve democracy. I do suggest that you read contemporary books such as 'THE IRANIANS: by Sandra Mackey or 'PERSIAN MIRRORS' by Elanine Sciolino or 'THE LAST GREAT REVOLUTION' by Robin Wright. These books and other corresponding readings will help u and others to break cultural barriers and also path the way to better understanding of the people of this ancient land of 3000 years of written history who are trying so hard to finally achieve democracy and last but not least understand and feel that theirs desires, needs and expectations are not so different from yours and the rest of the world.

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