Skip to comments.'I saw her eyes': Mom dons burqa, rescues kidnapped son in Egypt
Posted on 04/25/2013 7:12:15 PM PDT by Altariel
hrough the slit of the burqa she wore to blend in on the streets of Alexandria, Egypt, Kalli Atteya waited and watched until the boy climbed off the school bus. When she saw him, she moved quickly, grabbing his arm and steering him toward the waiting motorized cart.
"Get in," she said to the 12-year-old, who recognized his mother's piercing blue eyes and obeyed wordlessly.
Soon, they were speeding toward a safehouse where they would wait for three weeks before returning to the U.S., and ending a 20-month ordeal that began with another abduction one the boy, Khalil Mohamed Niko Atteya, did not accept willingly. His father, Mohamed Atteya, who is wanted by the U.S. authorities, is accused of luring the mother and son to his homeland, then snatching the boy and leaving Kalli Atteya and her sister on the side of a desolate road between Cairo and Port Said on Aug. 1, 2011.
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Why didn’t they just print their address, telephone number and daily schedule while they were at it?
I see a Made for TV movie, in the making.
Gurkhas? Yes, a good choice.
If you are talking Gurkhas, one should be sufficient.
“Not Without My Son,” starring Sally Field? She should have watched the original.
I’ll never understand American women. A choice of men all around and Kalliopi goes for an Egyptian dishwasher. It’s beyond my comprehension, to be sure.
Hopefully she will relocate and remain wary, at least until her son is legally an adult.
Good on her for undertaking a risky endeavor to save her boy. A mother’s love is a beautiful thing.
Check your Freepmail.
True. He will probably qualify for food stamps and and Obamaphone while he is awaiting citizenship.
Gurkhas are some Bad A$$es. Wrong guys to mess with for sure.
Already done by Sally Field “Not Without My Daughter”
OK, ya’ll, what’s a Ghurka? I always thought they were a tiny little pickle.
Gherkin=pickle. No idea on Ghurka..
1. A member of any of several peoples of Nepal noted for their military prowess.
2. A member of units of the British army established specifically for Nepalese recruits in the mid 19th century.
I would think that a woman from a bad family with abusive males might be attracted to a Muslm man, but the ones I know who have fallen into that error have all been from great families! Chalk it up to incipient masochism and emotional instability.
Weapon of choice: khukuri
Here’s a tip Manzelle-san, if you meet a Ghurka, do not EVER mention that you mistook him and his comrades for tiny pickles.
He might be tempted to show you his pickle slicer.
Think; Navy Seal with no restrictions.
Read up on Ghurka exploits against the Germans and Japanese in WWII. They’d send them in before dawn with their kukri knives.
Here’s nice story of a VC winner:
Gurkhas? Yes, a good choice.
They are Sikhs
Sikhs, fighting radical Islam since 1699
Ghurkhas are Nepalis in the Nepali, British and Indian armies (may be in other commonwealth nations as well, but I’m not sure) Known for their fierceness in battle and also that if they draw their knives, that they will not sheath them until they draw blood.
I read an article a few years back (might have been here on FR, but I don’t remember) A retired Gurkha in UK got mugged by a group of thugs. He kept warning them to stop, they didn’t know what they were doing...then he beat them all to a pulp.
Gurkhas are from Nepal.
Sikhs are from India.
Gurkhas are not Sikhs, the Gurkhas are a military organization, Sikh is a religious group. Not to say that a Sikh can’t be a Gurkha.
Ghurka’s are very polite hard working people, until they unsheath their khukuri.
Incredible tales of their effectiveness at hand to hand.
Both Sikhs and Gurkhas have reputation with knives.
Both are respected for honesty and respectability.
Sikhs are experienced at fighting Muslims.
Basically they are Indians, just as most Sikhs ethnically are -- the indian continent is vast and diverse
Sikhs are mostly ethnic Punjabis from the state of Punjab. They are a religious group, so not all Punjabis are Sikhs, but most Sikhs are Punjabis. Gurkhas tend to be Hindus, but hinduism is also am umbrella term for a number of different religions
The language of both is Indo-European and both have a martial culture and both were highly respected from the 1700s onwards as a military group.
The Gurkhas helped the Nepalese kingdom form in the 17th century while the Sikhs who were initially peaceful became militarized as a response to Moslem atrocities in the 1700s and formed their Sikh kingdom in the 18th century -- this fell to the British by 1810 and then they helped the British conquer the rest of India, which the Brits did (mostly by diplomacy) by the 1840s.
Very informative post. Thanks for that. I didn’t know Gurkhas were a seperate ethnic group, I always just thought of them as a military unit. Anywho, I stand corrected on some of what I said. Thanks for the clarification!
Gurkhas, the Nepalese elite soldiers in the service of Britain and some of its former colonies, sometimes fight with their traditional kukri knives (pictured). One retired Gurkha was carrying his knife when a train in India that he was riding was robbed by forty men. The robbers unwisely chose to not immediately surrender. The ex-soldier then killed three, wounded eight, and drove off the rest:
The band of about 40 robbers, some of whom were travelling as passengers, stopped the train in the Chittaranjan jungles in West Bengal around midnight. Shrestha-- who had boarded the train at Ranchi in Jharkhand, the place of his posting--was in seat no. 47 in coach AC3.
They started snatching jewelry, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers, Shrestha recalled. The soldier had somehow remained a silent spectator amidst the melee, but not for long. He had had enough when the robbers stripped an 18-year-old girl sitting next to him and tried to rape her right in front of her parents. He then took out his khukuri and took on the robbers.
The girl cried for help, saying ´You are a soldier, please save a sister´, Shrestha recalled. I prevented her from being raped, thinking of her as my own sister, he added. He took one of the robbers under control and then started to attack the others. He said the rest of the robbers fled after he killed three of them with his khukuri and injured eight others.
no worries, we learn from each other.
Sometimes families which appear great to outsiders may not be “great” behind closed doors.
Great article: Lots of details that my link left out.