Baraah Jridi missing twenty years

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the disappearance of Baraah Aahmad Jridi. She was abducted by her non-custodial father, Ahmad Mohammad Jridi, from Garland, Texas. They are believed to have traveled to Jordan.

Barraah Jridi

Barraah Jridi age-progression

Ahmad Jridi

Above are pictures of Baraah and her father in 1997 and an age-progressed image of Baraah to fifteen years. Help bring her home to her mother – if you have any information as to her whereabouts, please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas, Texas Office at 972-559-5000.

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    Idris said,

    July 16, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

    She was born in Jordan and is a Jordanian Citizen, therefore she belongs in Jordan. Did her Jordanian mother really think it would be so easy to just secretly arrange to bring the girl from Jordan to the United States then suddenly divorce the Jordanian father/husband in a country where he has no rights, because she is having an affair with an American? This disgraceful mother and wife dared not return to Jordan to solve the custody issue through proper legal channels and abandoned her daughter with relatives in order to carry on an immoral life in Texas. The American man had something that did not belong to him at all and this thing was rightfully reclaimed by the natural and only Jordanian father.

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    Anna said,

    July 17, 2017 @ 12:36 am

    Think about what you are saying Idris. Baraah’s mother was in violation of Jordanian and Islamic law when she began living with a non-Muslim man before she was properly divorced from Baraah’s father in any country. In the one article ever written about Baraah’s case it is plainly stated that, during parallel divorce proceedings in both the United States and Jordan, Baraah’s father accused her mother of being unfit on the grounds that her mother had lived with several men and was not living Islam correctly. Jordanian courts granted her father custody for these reasons which says a lot about the radically culture. Frankly Baraah’s mother would’ve been a friggin fool to ever return to Jordan, because not even her own family would welcome her after she disgraced them. This doesn’t mean she abandoned her daughter though.

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/the-lost-girl-6395377

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    Bill said,

    July 18, 2017 @ 1:42 am

    In general I wonder why this site features so many children who were not born in the United States and don’t have US Citizenship, because the custody case is completely out of US jurisdiction. At least if the child has dual citizenship from one American parent there is a decent argument to defend the child’s permanent residence in the United States and American authorities are legally obliged to keep tabs on the child in the foreign country through consular visits. If this girl’s mother tried to have the US Embassy check on her in Amman based on the grounds she now lives in Texas, she’d get nowhere because the girl is not American. What sense does it make to profile children that no court in this land can help rescue?

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