Today's Daily Mail has a heartbreaking story of a young British boy who has been basically kidnapped by his late father's family and is not allowed to return to his mom, who has been told to forget him. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2187327/I-terrified-scared-please-help-Emotional-plea-David-Cameron-boy-13-abducted-family-Qatar.html Their country's courts protect them. Some people say send in the SAS, some say private "rescuers" should be hired, others recommend diplomacy - but he's been there for two years. This happens every so often to kids from the west. What should be done?
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There are so many similar stories. I think this is cultural, not just religious. But if other countries use religion to justify unacceptable behavior, that affects our own citizens, what should we do? Nothing?
Their religion is their way of life. Tough stuff. In eastern Turkey if the woman retaliates and leaves the 'clan' they hunt her down and kill her. And the person who kills her must be her brother or her father. The change has to come from within.
The change from within isn't likely to come anytime soon. So, if it was your child, you would accept that you would never see him again?
No, of course not. I'd do whatever came into my mind. As a person outside the situation I don't know if there's anything that can be done other than what I've said.
It's a difficult one so thanks for answering. I read another story where the kids couldn't come home until they were virtually grown up.