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Islam
The movie, Not Without My Daughter, begins when the family of Mahmoody, Mahtob, and Betty were visiting with the grandparents of Mahtob. Mahmoody, who is Muslim, decides to take his young family to Iran. He swears on the sacred Coran that nothing bad will happen to them. As it turns out, Iran had just finished their revolution and had gone back to the old ways, when women have minimal rights. Mahmoody decides to stay in Iran with his family and Betty can't do anything about it, but Betty and her daughter Mahtob manage to get back to America.
Stereotyping: A minor fault of all people today. What is it? It is the common mistake all people make when they think that a certain minority ...

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and after viewing Islam in America, I think that some of the instances in Not Without My Daughter were a bit exaggerated.
One part of the movie that set me off, was when Betty was doing something that Moody didn't like. He slapped her because she had disobeyed him. Is this realistic in the Muslim religion? Probably not. It might be in Iran, but probably not in the religion itself. One of the ideals of the Muslim religion is that all people, male or female, are created equal. The documentary on Islam in America supports this. Yet, a Hollywood production that most people in America as well as other countries watch, portrays the religion as the rationale to the wife beating. This, subconsciously or consciously, gives a message to the viewers that all Muslim men beat their wives, and that turns them away.
Another part of the movie that I didn't take kindly to, was when Betty went to the American Interests department in the Swiss Embassy for help to get out of the country. ...

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Added: 12/31/2006 10:20:52 PM
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