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My Travels to the Muslim Middle East, to Afghanistan, and to Montreal: All in One Day

Posted on June 16 2010 2:00 pm
Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. For extended biography visit The Phyllis Chesler Organization.
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Welcome to my quiet, relatively sedentary, entirely bookish life.

Yesterday, I spent half the day on the phone to the Muslim Middle East trying to help an American citizen mother (who happens to be a Muslim) and her American citizen young daughter get out of Dodge. Like Betty Mahmoody, who was held hostage in Khomeini’s Iran, this mother won’t leave “without her daughter.” The problem is that the girl’s father is an Arab Muslim man and his country, like other Muslim countries, has not signed onto the Hague Convention; this means that Muslim countries are under no international legal obligation to pursue and return parentally kidnapped children.

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