Skip to comments.New Yorker’s international abduction as a toddler triggers career in politics
Posted on 06/02/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by lowbridge
Shes an American who survived her own Argo-style daring escape from the Middle East.
And last week, Nashwa el-Sayed, 22, added a New York coda to her thrilling tale that shows this tenacious, young woman is dedicated to more than just her own personal freedom.
We have a stateswoman in the making here.
I was born on Dec. 26, 1990, in Columbia Presbyterian to a Puerto Rican-New Yorker mom and an Egyptian-born father named Mohamed el-Sayed, she says. My mom was 30. My dad was like 33.
She had no siblings. Sayed learned to creep and toddle in a home on 106th St. in South Ozone Park, Queens.
My mother tells me that when I was 2 1/2, she had a big fight with my father over his physical abusiveness, she says. First, he abused her. When he began to beat me, my mom said it caused me to stutter.
Her mom took Mohamed Sayed to court. He moved out. The mom maintained custody of her daughter, but the dad was granted unsupervised visitation.
One day in 1993, my father picked me up and didnt bring me back to my mom, she says. My life changed forever that day.
I was taken to the uncles house, she says. All of my family was gathered, berating me, saying I was a bad Muslim. That in America, I would be drinking, partying with boys, living a life of sin. I looked at them and said, If America is so bad, why are you all on a waiting list to go there? They had no answer.
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And “our” politicians allow this scum into our country.
If America is so bad, why are you all on a waiting list to go there? They had no answer.
You tell ‘em!
Nice comeback but.... I doubt if a 3 year old said that
I think she was a teenager then (15 or so).
What might be more problematic is her taste in videos (or at least what someone might be posting under her name):
Then there’s this: https://plus.google.com/118059869399850660861/posts/CF6YD3ApeLv
The fact that both of these were posted on the very same day makes me think that the young lady is being smeared, but I could be wrong.
I have always had a problem with the use of the word abduction when applied to either of the legal parents of a child. Sort of like being called a thief when I spend my own money.
If you hide your location from the other lawful parent you are an abductor
I am not saying that it is not a repugnant, immoral act but merely commenting on the use of the word. By your definition, could not the courts that award 100% physical custody to one parent be guilty of the very same “abduction”?
“If you hide your location from the other lawful parent you are an abductor”
Agreed, but it seems this man did ultimately relent and let the mom have a relationship with the child.
All of my family was gathered, berating me, saying I was a bad Muslim. That in America, I would be drinking, partying with boys, living a life of sin. I looked at them and said, If America is so bad, why are you all on a waiting list to go there? They had no answer.The term "bad Muslim" is redundant.