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Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband

New Jersey
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Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband

My daughter who is married to a Syrian is going to visit Syria in July with him . They will being visiting family and I think most likely staying in a Hotel .

I am very nervous about her going there, especially at this time, with everything going on.. Everyone says as long as she is with her husband, BUT I don't trust anyone and I'm worried about her. I know being an American, and a woman doesn't count any more and she has no rights in the Middle East . She has no fear of going ..My Husband and I have a lot of fear as to what could happen ???

Am I being paranoid ?

(Will she have to wear a cover on her head?? Or dress different ?)

UK, Mauritius
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for Mauritius, Belle Mare, Pointe Aux Piments, Pereybere
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1. Re: Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband

No she wont have to dress differently, only modestly and certainly wont have to cover her head. Been there and women never had any problems. dont worry. Even without her husband she would still be safe. Syria gets too much negative press coverage in the west, and I know, as I am a westerner. The majority of people never have any problems, and as for the poor canadian girl, well this happens all the time in other countries, and I am sorry for her family, but it seems a one off. Syria is one of the safest countries to visit. She does have rights in the middle east; again dont listen so much to all the hype, usually from people who have never travelled to any middle eastern country, or sometimes people who have never travelled beyond the States. Your daughter will enjoy meeting her in laws, and has every right to do so, so back off and let her get on with her life.

Pretoria, South...
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2. Re: Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband

Dear VJD,

No need to be worried about your daughter in Syria, she will have a wonderful time with or without her husband!

Salaams from Damascus!

turks and caicos
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3. Re: Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband


My hubby and I and 4 sons are going to Syria as well in the summer...taking the kids (4 sons) for the first time...we know a lot of people who go every summer and enjoy themselves tremendously! Syrians are extremely kind and most hospitable people. She will have a ball and wish you came with her!!!!!

Don't worry so much! It will be a great experience for her!

4. Re: Help, Daughter is going to Syria with her husband

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