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Congratulations to you, Lisa, for having the courage to leave Islam and for being able to write about it so movingly and so gracefully. I look forward to reading your book and think you have a very important story to tell.

I remember reading your messages when you posted as Layla, and your defense of Islam always irritated me. Now hearing about your terrible ordeal, I feel ashamed and wish I had known so I could have offered you support.

You may be interested in the story of another remarkable young woman, Torah Bontrager, who escaped from the Amish at age 15 and eventually put herself through Columbia University. She's about your age and is also working on a book, Escape from the Amish, about her harrowing experience. I think you and she have much in common. Here's the link

Best of luck to you.


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