June 16, 2006, - 8:13 pm
SCARY INSIDE SCOOP: Parents May Need Court To Stop MySpace Teen Girl From Converting to Islam, Marrying Palestinian
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s a sad update to the story of Katherine Lester, the teen who met Abdullah Psycho a/k/a Abdullah Jinzawi on MySpace, and ran away to the Palestinian terrorist stronghold of Jericho in the West Bank to meet him. Check out his MySpace profile and the scary comments by many American teens, defending him, calling them “Romeo & Juliet.” Puh-leeze.
Unfortunately, despite silly comments to the contrary, we were exactly right when we predicted the likely fate and ambition of Lester to convert to Islam, wear a hijab, and marry the IslamoCyberstalker. And we have the INSIDE SCOOP from a good friend and reader of this site, who worked with her at a Michigan radio station. The Insider says:
Apparently, Katherine is still set on going back, getting her burka and shutting up. Her father is against making her a ward of the state, which would keep her under parental control until she’s 21. She’s not allowed into Israel til she’s 18. Also, Abdullah is absolutely crushed his Infidel dawg isn’t his yet, that his family is trying to get him clearance to come here.
As our Insider points out, the girl’s parents may need a Michigan court to declare her incorrigible and a ward of the State, in order to keep her from doing it again. The Palestinian Muslim, aged 20-25 (depending on which MySpace profile of his you read), sent the 16 year old money to buy plane tickets to get her to the Mid-East. She was apparently going to convert to Islam and marry the man. Reports the Detroit Free Press:
Now that she’s back home, relatives of the 20-year-old man, Abdullah Jinzawi, are distraught that he and Lester failed to connect and marry as planned.
Sana Jinzawi, Abdullah Jinzawi’s mother, waited for the no-show Lester at the airport in Tel Aviv. She said her son is heartbroken and insisted the two are in love.
“She was going to sign a marriage contract as soon as she got here,” she told the Associated Press, adding that she told Lester to “bring a pink dress for the engagement party and a white dress for the wedding.
“She wanted to convert to Islam and wear the head covering and live with us and adopt our culture,” she said.
In broadcast interviews from the Middle East, her online love interest has said he hopes to bring her back to Jordan.
Under Michigan law, Lester’s parents are still her legal guardians (until she turns 18 and is no longer a minor or unless she gets a court to declare her “emancipated”) and can order her not to return to the Mid-East, but the only way to physically stop her is to get a court to declare her an “incorrigible.” And, unlike the absurd Colorado law allowing girls to marry at 12(!), she can only marry at age 16 with parental permission.
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