0wnage66 karma2013-04-28 12:44:02 UTC
While my dad went back to the US to work, we made our move. We saved money for the airplane tickets and I went to Cairo alone to buy the tickets, I was 14. After I managed to buy them, we ran to the airport the day after that. It took a long time for us to get past airport security due ton the fact that my dad wasnt there. They constantly asked "where is your dad?". Essentially in Islam culture its rare for a woman and her kids to travel without her husband. I remember In Egypt my mom and my sister wore scarves to blend in and when we arrived to Hungary they took them off, I felt like we were doing some spy shit lol.
We were very lucky because we left just before the uprisings in Egypt started.
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0wnage26 karma2013-04-28 12:25:53 UTC
Its pretty obvious. My dad wanted me to pick up Islamic culture and pick up Islam itself. I never realized what Islam really was until I moved to Egypt. I was in huge culture shock, I was forced to pray, forced to learn the Quran. To this date, my biggest fear is, believe it or not, Islam. I know Islam may not be as bad as i state it is, but for me, what they made me do was extreme. This is why to this date I am an athiest and i dont want to have anything to do with religion. In the US, I was never really with my dad. He was either working or doing something else, he was never at home. But that was a good thing. When he was, he was always yelling and always mad at everyone. When we went to Egypt it was 10 times worse due to the fact that he had full power over us.
0wnage18 karma2013-04-28 13:07:37 UTC
Well, as I stated before, my mom was a housewife. So if my mom wouldve refused back in the states my dad wouldve filed for a divorce. He wouldve gotten my siblings and I for sure due to the fact that he was the one with the job. So essentially my mom had 2 choices: stay in the US and abandon her kids or go with her kids to Egypt. My father didnt care about my feelings in terms of moving back. He was a religious muslim that forced his wife and his kids to an Islamic country so they pick up Islamic culture. Well, it turned out that his actions made his family turn against him. His actions made me scared of religion is the reason why I am an athiest.
0wnage9 karma2013-04-28 13:28:43 UTC
He cant do anything in this country. He knows our general location because we left a lot of stuff behind (phonebooks, etc.).
0wnage8 karma2013-04-28 13:24:02 UTC
My dad sent money for us every month when he worked in the US, we took money from that and left. Its different in Egypt, I had to go and book a flight all by myself in Cairo. I thought that the place was a scam at first, but it turned out to be legit.
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