She faced restraint which stifled her life and virtually imprisoned her.
“My unfit mind devised a plan.”
She bribed an untrustworthy male acquaintance to be her children’s guardian, because she was not fit to be their guardian – being a woman.
“Liberty like mine was scarcely even imaginable.”
“Little by little, guilt and freedom inspired me to fight back….I began to fight for those I left behind…The road I have taken is dangerous…Even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t be able to peel off my skin.”
“I am here to unmask the true face of Islam…The abuse of women in Islam is legal…Can you imagine my frustration when people who have never lived under Islam deny the truth?”
Her own niece was forced to marry her cousin when she was 11, and he was over 40. This was allowed because the prophet married Aisha when she was 6.
Ok going to lose it now.
This is hard. Deep breath.
Her niece kept begging her father to let her leave. He always said it was shame; he would talk to him.
At the age of 28 she killed herself by setting herself on fire.
The whole room lost it. Quietly.
Now it’s her patient.
Pregnant. Frantic. Husband dead 2 years. Husband’s brother having sex with her in exchange for money to feed her children. Returned after an abortion looking ill – she almost died – she had the op with no anaesthetic. Why? She didn’t have the money.
She used to cry all the time. Now she is free – but she still cries for all the Muslim women.
Not an eye in the house was dry.
“I was born in hell, I moved to paradise. Most Americans take it for granted, they don’t know how lucky they are.”
“Just walking to Starbucks by myself in the morning without being called a whore.”