Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kuwaiti son left Behind

Dear Blogger,

I worked in a the Marine Hotel in Kuwait, I met my son, Arthur's father in Kuwait, we where in a relationship for about a year, he was very good to me at the time, but because I was nieve I didn't realize that he was actually a married man, which he had lied to me! In Kuwait it is very easy to conceal your real life and identity, he took me on two trips to Egypt and to London for holiday, when I flew home in 2007 from London I didn't realize that would be the last time I see him.

He left me at 5 months pregnant with nothing, because he is a Arab from Kuwait, I could not take the chance to go back to Kuwait and put myself and my baby at risk, I am christian and never wish to be another religion, so I decided I had no choice at the time, I had to go stay with my parents....
This is my story in short, in the last few years I have had e-mail contact with Arthur's father and he said he would send me a measly 200 dollars a month, which does not even cover his school fees, I have being to the Kuwaiti Embassy in South Africa, the Ambassador said he could not help me! I have being to see a South African lawyer and they want a retainer fee of 20 000 South African Rands from me, which is allot of money! 

 At present life is very expensive in South Africa, my son is turning 6 years old on the 7th November, I am at my witts end trying to make ends meet every month, I would like him to pay me the child support that he owes me for the last 6 years!.

He says he will have DNA test done, but he refuses to come to South Africa to have them done, I cannot come to Kuwait and put myself or my child at risk! He does not wish to help me! I received an e-mail from him which I will send you, I am willing to sell my story to a newspaper in England and I would like to know from you if can publish my story in a newspaper in Kuwait, he cannot get away with what he has done to me! All I know is that he worked in the Kuwaiti Embassy as Head of Security and that he traveled allot for his job.
Please see e-mails to follow with photos of my son and I and of his father,  Bader Mansour Mohammed Al Shammeri


  1. Have you verified this story to be authentic? If so, it is indeed a very sad story, and I hope the father is held accountable. If not, you are holding yourself legally liable for defamation of character.

  2. I agree with Reem - I hope you've personally verified the facts before posting photos and whatnot. Stories of Arab kids 'left behind' are cropping up everywhere, but we don't know the truth from fiction - I hope you do! Otherwise it's quite libelous and puts you in a bad legal situation. Further, I think that this is someone else's personal business and it makes me uncomfortable to read about it so blatantly. I usually enjoy your blog!

  3. This is a true story as are the other stories posted, people seem to think these kind of stories are made up or lies which ok, everyone is entitled to their opinions. If you however happen to be the one with the story to share you might find yourself alone and only want the best for your child which includes having a father. I'm sorry if you find this offensive or something you don't want to read but I however personally know many women in this situation and I for one am not afraid to spread the word.

    If you don't want to read then skip over it, no one forces anyone to read posts. It's a taboo subject in the ME and no one wants to speak about it but it has happened and will continue to happen unless there are consequences for their actions and as long as people are afraid to publish stories then it will remain hidden.

    I guess no one understands unless they have had it happen to them.


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