US Mom Goes Undercover To Rescue Kidnapped Son In Egypt




” A Pennsylvania woman whose 11-year-old son was allegedly kidnapped by his Egyptian father and forced into Islam traveled to the North African nation, stalking him for months while wearing a traditional Muslim veil before successfully rescuing the boy.

The Huffington Post reports that 45-year-old Kalliopi “Kalli” Atteya of Fayetteville and her son Khalil Mohamed “Niko” Atteya, then 11, traveled to Egypt on a family vacation in August 2011. While there, they visited Mohamed Atteya,Kalli’s ex-husband and the boy’s biological– but non-custodial– father. As Kalli, her sister, Niko and Mohamed were getting into a Cairo taxi to go visit another relative, the boy’s father allegedly pushed the mother away from the vehicle and ordered the driver to take off. Kalli and her sister were left standing on the side of the road.”