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Industry Technology
Occupation Laid Off From Microsoft Leaddogs on 1/29/09
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Introduction I am a mother of 5 year old Youssef, wife to bratty Syrian husband and limo driver Belal, and proud of my American roots and freedom. I married my first husband Fatih (petroleum engineering Phd) from Turkey on April 14, 2000. We divorced due to in-law interference on June 8, 2003. I remarried Belal on August 5, 2003. We had the light of my life, Youssef, on June 24, 2004. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in History (primarily Islamic) and Neurobiology in December 2002. I sold Dell Computers in the consumer/gamer division, since there is little money in biology without a master's. I came back to Christianity on May 1, 2007 after 10 years as a Muslim, and recently went public. Husband is not happy, but the light in my parents eyes makes all the difference. I'm trying to come to terms with the fact that my son remains in the religion and that I'm married to someone in it. It has not been easy, but I trust God. And now I took Shahada again, because my beliefs in salvation and original sin are closer to Islam. Where will all of this lead? Only Allah knows.
Interests Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Zoology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Renaissance History, Holocaust and Mengele Twin Studies, September 11 Heroism, Pro-life/Anti-Planned Parenthood agenda, Interfaith Dialogue, Arab societies inability to modernize, National Geographic, Travel and Travel writing, Pop Culture, Top 100 Films, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Astrophysics, Evolution vs. Creationism studies, Politics specifically Reagan conservatism.
Favorite Movies Breaking The Waves, Do The Right Thing, Casablanca, The Wizard Of Oz, Fargo, Psycho, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, A Clockwork Orange, The Graduate, Ordinary People, Splendor In The Grass, Lost In America
Favorite Music Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, Hands by Jewel, Place In This World by Micheal W. Smith, Beautiful Lord by Leeland, Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones, Bother by Stone Sour, Dream On by Aerosmith, Anything 80's, David Nevue, John William's scores, Leaving Wallbrook from Rain Man by Hans Zimmer, American Beauty and Thomas Newman scores
Favorite Books A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, On Top of The World, Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick and 9-11, A Story of Loss and Renewal, The Great Gatsby, Little Women, The Ends of The Earth, Eastward To Tartary, From Beirut to Jerusalem, Middletown America, The Sex Lives Of Cannibals, The Arab Mind, The Geography Of Bliss, Let's Roll.