Guarding a Grandchild

Moxie Cosmos Says…

Under normal circumstances it is a challenge to keep tabs on an active six-year-old, but when you fear she might be grabbed by someone representing the “other side” of her family, then it is exhausting. Two weeks ago, after a school performance, our grandchild was rushed by two women, one her aunt from an Islamic country. “Can I kiss you?” was the question I heard out of the dark as I felt long skirts brush by me. Our granddaughter was running into her daddy’s arms. He quickly handed the child to her grandfather, standing across the pathway, completely oblivious to the identity of the women, and then chased the women toward the parking lot, yelling, “You’re not supposed to be here!”

A few minutes later an attempt was made again to get close to the child in her grandfather’s arms as we got into our cars. Grandpa still didn’t know what had happened, but my son had explained to me who they were. The women had parked on the opposite side of Daddy’s car from where Grandpa’s car was, and suddenly came swiftly around the back. The other woman approached my husband with what seemed a rational statement: “I have been divorced,” she said, “and I know how important it is that the child know it is not their fault, and that both Mommy and Daddy love them.” Grandpa made what he called “agreeable noises.” The sister pulled on her sleeve. She knew better. By that time Daddy was enraged and chased them again throwing a string of expletives over the school parking lot.

Here’s the problem: Our daughter-in-law has a serious disease for which she is being treated to prolong her life. On this particular night she was still in a hospital, a four-week stay. There are many risks and many potential side-effects to this disease. This in itself is tragic for this child who is sure to lose her mother at a fairly young age. The fact that the disease progression affected the parents’ marital relationship has lead us to discover that, under Islamic Law, the minor child of a mother who dies is given to the Muslim grandmother (in this case, deceased) or to her aunt. Abductions of U.S. born children with one Muslim parent are frequent following divorce. See

We are still sorting through the meanings of events over several months when our daughter-in-law decided to renounce our son and his family, take up with some women she worked with and whom she called “bad-ass,” and launched a full-scale attack on his reputation from every possible angle. There has been so much dust kicked up, masterminded, we think, by one of these women, that it hadn’t occurred to us until we started thinking about the imminent arrival of the sister, that it was meant to distract Daddy. Now the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, and the judge knows something “vicious” is going on. The motivation remains a mystery.

In December we became aware of the brainwashing that has been going on. Now we know the large amounts of narcotic medications that were given this child by her mother, who has taken her the doctor once a month describing symptoms of flu, colds and allergies. During the month in her father’s care, good old-fashioned Vicks has worked, along with lots of skin cream for her eczema. It’s possible that the medication route was taken because that’s all Mommy knew to do, or all that her doctor thought of, but Mommy and her friends work for a small, independent pharmacy.

And how do we explain the strange changes regarding the school performance? Our child’s role and costume were changed two days before the event. The venue was changed from a small auditorium where tickets were required to a larger one open to the community. Our grandchild’s name was left off the printed program, and her position at an upper corner of the bleachers put her far from the reach of anyone approaching the stage from the front, but possibly reachable from behind. Then the principal asked all PARENTS to pick their children up between two buildings afterward, and the tall schoolyard lights were not turned on. It was a mob of people milling about in the dark that made the rush toward our grandchild possible.

The sister, by the way, has not yet presented her visa and other documents to the court, as requested, to be considered as an alternative to her mother picking the child up at school on days they are to have her (temporary orders).

Coincidences? Am I delusional? We are within several days from the truth.The mother is home and the divorce proceedings will proceed.

4 comments to Guarding a Grandchild

  • This is a chilling story. I, too, have been putting pieces together with a view as to what this sort of thing has been doing to our country. Many Americans have no idea what the Islamic Sharia Law is capable of doing. It is a religion that knows no civic law–not the law of the land but the law of Islam and as such is dangerous. We need to educate ourselves. Next time you see a woman with her headscarf, ask yourself: Is she wearing this because she is required to or is she wearing it because she is announcing the presence of Islam.

    • karen

      Yes, Ann. I just read a review of a book about the return of the veil and what it does or doesn’t tell us. In 1985 we lived in London, not far from Harrods, and I would daily see small groups of women emerging from black limousines to shop. You could always tell the grandmother from the others, for she wore a complete metal mask with slits for eyes, etc. The mature mothers would be covered from top to toe except their veils differed, often just covering their nose and mouth. The younger moms wore a combination of traditional and western garb. The teenagers wore jeans. They walked close together in a cloud of perfume. Sometimes I saw them sitting on a curb waiting for their driver. One time, my husband and I were on a plane still on the ground at Heathrow when a girl in traditional garb got on, sat down, and after a few minutes strode to the restroom and came back in jeans and makeup. My daughter’s friend who lived in Saudi Arabia for 28 years took the “when in Rome” attitude to save her Saudi husband embarrassment, and she embraced and popularized “Saudi Soul Food,” a healthy diet that the Prince of her city adopted. This American entrepreneur started cooking classes for other ex-pats, and she was even asked by the Prince to be Executive Chef when he hosted a lunch for Prince Charles on a trade mission. So you neve r know, do you? I never saw my daughter-in-law in traditional dress.

    • karen

      Thank you. We are still on guard. In the summer news we hear of children drowning at their grandparents’ pools – a terrible thing, but something that can be prevented.

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