Thursday, April 09, 2009

getting deported away from home

quick post to let everyone know after 36 hours I am being deported- away from my home. more later


Blogger Kris said...

:-O I am sorry...

8:04 AM  
Blogger Santa Rosa New School Aikido said...

So sorry to hear of your difficulties. Hope things straighten out soon.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

You don't know me sis but I have been reading your blog and just followed you on twitter when someone alerted me of your situation. I took a liberty and sent an email to Viva Palestina. If ANYONE has a loud voice it's George Galloway and he has contacts. Don't give up hope sis. I am sure others are trying everything possible. You're NOT alone. InshaAllah there can be some movement made to get you HOME and not deported.

Much love to you and your family. Please keep tweeting as much as you can!!

You're in my dua and the dua of many others too.

@iadiedee on twitter
sis Dee
Michigan, USA (wishes I was on that side of the ocean though).
HUGE hugs

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope your ok love, thinking of you ...x Abz

10:47 AM  
Blogger Pia Qu said...

Good luck!

11:48 AM  
Blogger Abu Justice said...


I have been following your airport Saga with sadness. Thank you for sharing... I am just back from a month in Gaza, and left my heart there. I have more freedom to come and go from Gaza due to my Blue Passport,than Gazans, so I use it to do what others cant.
We may not see it in our lifetimes, But Justice will come, if only once.
As you sat confined, many of us sat with you, awaiting every twitter.
You are not alone Gaza Mom, Here is a link to the videos I shot in Gaza to try to show Americans the Life and truth of Gaza.

The Key to Rafah is in DC.

May you have Health and Patience in this Unjust System.

To Gaza with Love

5:51 PM  
Blogger Miss Two said...

Ya Rabbi!

I'm making dua'a for you... consider using Twitter, it's easy to add to your blog and get up to the minute updates. Now I'm off to tell my folk to make dua'a.


7:23 PM  
Blogger Amina_Akoo said...

Eagerly awaiting additional information...

7:38 PM  
Blogger landismom said...

Worried about you...

8:50 PM  
Blogger Jake Aryeh Marcus said...

Waiting anxiously to hear that you and your children are well.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Alef said...

That's really sad. (To don't say that it is absurd.)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

That's HORRENDOUS!!! I don't have words for this crime ... may the ones who made this decisions rot in hell!
Wishing you strength - LOTS of it!!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Miss Maggie said...

your story is all over the west bank. we are all worried and praying for you, Yousuf and Noor!! I am so sorry for the nightmare they put you through. Keep us posted and let us know when you are safe and where you end up!!!

10:21 AM  
Blogger EPHO's said...

May Allah take care of you and your family, Laila. My pray is for you: insha Allah everything is going to be alright. La haula wala quwwata illa Billah.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Halla said...

Where are they deporting you to? if you US visa is expired and you can't go home? hope the kids are okay

8:01 PM  
Blogger Amna said...

Let us know what we can do to protest the suffering you and your children have been made to go through. This is unbelievable and absolutely unacceptable!

9:44 PM  
Blogger nehanda said...

what is happening?
are you well, are you safe?
any news?

mbuya nehanda

10:08 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...


I just started following. So, you can't get into Gaza (your home). They're sending you to the US w/ an expired visa, even though having an expired visa in the US is grounds for deportation. Did I get it right? I wanted to ask you on Twitter, but I ran out of space. :) I hope you and your family can get to properly rest soon.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Yasemin said...

Praying really hard for you sister. May Allah help you. Love you and stay brave.

1:37 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Laila, we -at Amnesty International canada Francophone- are writing a letter to the Egyptian consulate in Montréal. Please, keep me nformed on your situation:

3:39 AM  
Blogger Heba said...

Laila ..I am soo sorry for what happened to you ..I hope the kids are fine ..It does not surprise me though ..suffering became like a second skin to Gazans ..

In solidarity,

1:39 AM  
Blogger Suki said...

I hope you and your children are well.
Where did they bring you to?

11:01 AM  
Blogger Miss Two said...

Alhamdulillah! Just read your tweet that you are back into the US. So sad you didn't make it home.

InshaAllah, your stomach will feel much better soon. We're all still making dua'a for you and will wait for updates.


4:25 AM  
Blogger Tess said...

I am praying for you... right now. That you find rest, and a quiet place to rest your head. That Noor and Yousef have enough rest to not be cranky, and that your are granted safe passage.

For your ears, I have been listening to Ben Harper's "Oppression" which is an excellent song for the Palestinian People: here is a youtube video of the song, excellent pictures from the ongoing conflict.

Turn it up!!

4:35 AM  

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