NOOR AND RAMSAY BOWER – FAMILY ABDUCTION August 11, 2009 – USMCC000484LTWH – UPDATED 12.15.2013

NOOR AND RAMSAY BOWER

LF Noor and Ramsay Bower

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Noor Bower

Noor Bower

Noor Bower

Date of Birth: February 24, 2001

White Male

Height: 4’10”     Weight: 80 lbs

Hair: Brown     Eyes: Brown

Missing: August 11, 2009     From: Newton, MA

Distinguishing Features: Birthmark on his left calf.

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Ramsay Bower

Ramsay Bower

Ramsay Bower

Date of Birth: January 16, 2002

White Male

Height: 4’1”     Weight: 60 lbs

Hair: Brown     Eyes: Brown

Missing: August 11, 2009     From: Newton, MA

Distinguishing Features: Scar on the top of his left thigh.

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Colin, Noor and Ramsay Bower

Colin, Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Mirvat El Nady.  A felony warrant for International Parental Kidnapping was issued for Mirvat on December 1, 2009.  Mirvat and the boys’ father, Colin Bower, are divorced with Colin having sole custody of the boys.  El Nady had limited and restricted visitation with Noor and Ramsay after it was alleged that she struggled with substance abuse which then put the quality of care El Nady could provide for Noor and Ramsay.  After her visitation with the boys on August 11, 2009, Colin went to pick his sons up and was told they were not there, and if he contacted the authorities, he would never see his sons again.

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

It was later discovered that El Nady had take the boys and flown to Egypt several days prior to when Colin discovered them missing, using forged passports in the name of “Power”, despite the fact that she was not allowed to drive with the boys in her car and did not possess a valid driver’s license.  The US State Department has actually revoked the US VISA’s of El Nady’s parents and family members due to their alleged involvement in Noor and Ramsay’s abduction.  Egyptian courts granted Colin twice a month visitation with his children in Egypt and has made over a dozen visits to Egypt, but the visits have not been enforced and he has only been able to see Ramsay and Noor once since their abduction, and the reunion was anything but happy for Colin.  He says he walked into that room, and got down on one knee looking for an embrace, and his sons completely avoided him.

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Colin firmly believes, and I completely agree with his belief, that his sons are being brainwashed and alienated from him, at the hands of their mother and her family.  During the visit the boys continually looked to their mother and uncles for direction on how to interact with Colin.  “It’s clearly child abuse.” Colin says, “They were clearly being told what to say.  They were told they were going to be watched, and they were told they were going to be held accountable for what they did in that meeting”.  Colin walked out of the 30 minute meeting with tears streaming down his face.  He is a man living every parent’s worst nightmare, yet he refuses to give up on the fight for his sons.

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Colin has filed a lawsuit against Egypt Airlines for allowing the boys to leave the country on a one-way ticket paid in cash, with fraudulent passports that did not have the name of the adult they were travelling with on them.  The lawsuit is pending.

Due to the fact that El Nady obtained false passports and potentially other false Egyptian identification documents, using her and her family’s position as part of the Mubarak Regime, she is subject to extradition under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between the US and Egypt.  Passport fraud is a national security issue, and Colin is working with US officials in the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s Office to obtain all documents from the Egyptian government for extradition.  Up until now, the Egyptian government has not cooperated.

Noor Bower

Noor Bower

A United States court awarded Colin over $40 million in damages liable from Mirvat El-Nady, in August of 2013 after finding the Colin had incurred emotional, physical and financial cost as a result of his sons’ abduction.  However, receiving the money will not be easy, and the case will take years to resolve.

Colin continues to work with American and Egyptian authorities in an effort to bring his sons home to the United States.  Egypt is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, which only adds to the complication and difficulty in bringing these children home after an international parental abduction.

Colin Bower

Colin Bower

However, there is a ray of hope in what the government can do to aid in the retrieval of the boys.  Colin has asked President Obama to help bring his sons home while making reference to students, including son of Obama’s Transportation Secretary, Sam Lahood, which he helped to bring back from Egypt after they were detained.

Colin has stated “He’s demonstrated the capability of getting his cabinet secretary’s son out of Egypt on short notice after being arrested, and I just want my boys home and clearly the President can do it.”  I have to stand up here and fully support Colin on this.

Ramsay Bower

Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay are just as important as Sam Lahood, and we need to bring them home.  I understand that the situations are not identical, but what has been shown is the ability to work with the Egyptian government and authorities to help protect the rights of all Americans, and this includes American children.

It just goes to demonstrate that not everything that can be done is being done.  We can always push harder, fight stronger, and advocate louder … and this is what we need to do.

Colin possesses the determination and unconditional love for his sons that he will need to see this through to the end, and until the day we see Ramsay and Noor returned to their father, we will not give up either.

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Noor and Ramsay Bower

Colin has created a Facebook page dedicated to bringing Ramsay and Noor home, and it is through this very FaceBook page to Colin speaks to his sons.  Colin states “They’re quite savvy … I think it’s only a matter of time before they engage and they realize what they’re being told is absolutely not true.  I know they’re seeing what it is that I’m writing, which is why I continue to post it.”

El Nady and her family have asked Colin to stop posting publicly, but Colin will continue to do what is best for his sons, and this means posting letters to the boys where they which they will one day see and they will understand that their Dad never stopped fighting for them.

Please click the link below and take a look, leave a message, and join the fight to save two innocent children.  Colin, Noor and Ramsay need your support to ensure they are reunited again.

https://www.facebook.com/HelpBringNoorRamsayHome

HELP BRING NOOR AND RAMSAY BOWER HOME

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Mirvat El Nady

Mirvat El Nady

Mirvat El Nady

Date of Birth: February 23, 1971

White Female

Height: 5’3”     Weight: 100 lbs

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If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Noor and Ramsay Bower, please immediately contact the FBI (MA) at:

1-617-742-5533

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The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at:

1-800-843-5678

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~ by LTWH on December 23, 2011.

One Response to “NOOR AND RAMSAY BOWER – FAMILY ABDUCTION August 11, 2009 – USMCC000484LTWH – UPDATED 12.15.2013”

  1. I know how this man feels. It happened to me. When I was finally told I could see my child,1 1/2 years after she was taken,it was a complete heartache. Of course my ex had to be right there and she was clinging to him like I was going to jump across the room and attack her. I said,”Hey,Mama’s baby girl! You got big in the last 2 years! Come here and see what Mommy brought for you! ” She wouldn’t even look my way and I know for a fact,because it was said in court, that she still knew English. The “visit” basically boiled down to me giving her the stuff I’d brought for her and taking a few pictures while she looked at it. My ex didn’t want me taking any pictures of her though and scrutinized what I gave her even more than she did. He talked to her and she was hesitant to show any reaction to any of her presents. What was he telling her? God only knows! Probably boasting and reminding her about all the stuff he’d bought her since she lived with him,because he’s got money and I don’t. I did get to touch her once when she very briefly let me hug her,but she didn’t hug back and eagerly went back in to my ex’s arms. I sincerely wish this man the best in getting back his children. My own little one is all grown up now and still gone….

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