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New Yorker’s international abduction as a toddler triggers career in politics
http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | june 2, 2013 | Denis Hamill

Posted on 06/02/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by lowbridge

She’s 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 didn’t bring me back to my mom,” she says. “My life changed forever that day.”

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“I was taken to the uncle’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: egypt; islam; nashwaelsayed; newyork; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 06/02/2013 11:07:58 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

And “our” politicians allow this scum into our country.


2 posted on 06/02/2013 11:16:58 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: lowbridge

‘If America is so bad, why are you all on a waiting list to go there?’ They had no answer.”

You tell ‘em!


3 posted on 06/02/2013 11:18:50 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Nice comeback but.... I doubt if a 3 year old said that


4 posted on 06/02/2013 11:20:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

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):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3oF84LrktU

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.


5 posted on 06/02/2013 11:29:08 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: lowbridge

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.


6 posted on 06/02/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Cyman

If you hide your location from the other lawful parent you are an abductor


7 posted on 06/02/2013 12:11:30 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

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”?


8 posted on 06/02/2013 12:26:47 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: CaptainK

“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.


9 posted on 06/02/2013 12:29:40 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lowbridge.
“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.


10 posted on 06/02/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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