September 8, 2006, - 11:55 am
By Debbie Schlussel
A 16-year-old (now 17) American girl meets a Palestinian Muslim looking for a green card and wife online. She lies to her parents and flees to the West Bank, Israel to convert to Islam and marry the man. FBI agents and a whole host of others got to her in time. (We’ve written about it here, here, here, here, and here.)
So what do Katherine Lester’s shameless father and stepmother from a Michigan hicktown do? They whore her out for interviews with “Good Morning America” and other news shows–all for the glamour of the lights. And they talk to Seventeen Magazine.
And what does Seventeen do? On the eve of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, it GLAMORIZES this foolish girl’s absurd trip to the Mid-East. The October issue of Seventeen, now on the stands, bears this headline for your daughters: “Online Love: Make It Work!” The 5-page article, as told to 17 by Lester, is incredible, incredibly irresponsible. It glamorizes the whole runaway-to-convert-to-Islam-and-get-married act.
Incredibly, this Lester chick is still mesmerized by the online Muslim, Abdullah Jimzawi, who told the papers he wanted to marry her, move to the U.S., and get a green card like a lot of men in his town near Jericho (a hotbed of Palestinian terrorists), Israel. She tells Seventeen:
Abdullah was different from any guy I’d ever liked. . . . He really seemed to like me for who I was. He also was respectful and family-oriented, which I thought was amazing for a guy who was 20.
Duh. He wanted a green card. Hello? . . . .
We had so much in common: We liked the same music, food, and books.
Duh. He wanted a green card. Hello? “Same . . . food and books”? How many falafel joints are there in the cornfields of Gilford, Michigan? Not many, if any . . . for now.
And by the way, it helps to have Palestinian relatives living here to facilitate the runaway. Jimzawi’s cousins live in the Bronx, New York (are they here legally?) and bought her the $2,000 plane ticket to Israel. She stayed overnight at their home. What if they were not as nice as they ended up being to her? What if they were illegals and terrorists? This is what Seventeen Magazine is glamorizing to America’s daughters.
And by the way, we doubt the many quotes Lester gives of Abdullah, where he constantly tells her to visit him in “Israel.” Palestinians consider the West Bank to be Palestine. It’s doubtful he ever called it Israel.
Unfortunately, upon Lester’s return to the U.S. (she was intercepted by FBI agents in Jordan), the FBI allowed her to avoid the embarrassment she should have gotten:
The FBI agents walked me off the plane directly onto the runway so I wouldn’t have to go through the terminal and do a “perp walk” past all the television news cameras camping out there to get pictures of me. . . . My mom and dad were waiting in a car that was parked on the runway near the plane.
Incredibly, Lester’s clueless father and stepmother continue to allow her to talk for an hour, every day, with the Palestinian Muslim who enticed her to runaway to the Muslim world to convert to Islam and marry at age 16.
And, of course, Seventeen glamorizes Abdullah Jimzawi a/k/a “Abdullah Psycho” as some knight in shining armor, quoting this green-card, American wife seeker as some sort of modern day Romeo:
I love her and I want to marry her. I don’t think Katherine made a mistake when she ran away–she was coming to Israel so we could get married. I had the ring for her, and my mom had started planning the engagement party and the wedding ceremony. . . . No one can stop us from being together.
If only Seventeen had taken the opportunity to inform teen American girls about the perils and dangers of Islamic extremists and the “life” women must suffer in the Islamic world. Instead, it glamorized it as a teen romance adventure.
Ironically, Katherine Lester tells Seventeen that she’s a fan of the rock group, “Disturbed.” We recommend she heed the advice of its lead singer, David Draiman, who is totally clued in on Islamofascism in the Middle East and everywhere else.
In Lester’s case, her irresponsible father and stepmother aren’t doing much to parent their child or stop her from further damage. But you can be more attentive to what your daughters are doing . . . and the trash, like Seventeen, that they are reading.
Try to monitor what your young teens are reading in these vapid magazines. Or your daughter could soon be in the Mid-East wearing a burqa and helping some Muslim get a green card.
And by the way, as we’ve written, once she converts to Islam, she’s always considered a Muslim. Any apostasy from it is punishable by death.
BTW, as for Katherine Lester’s irresponsible father and stepmother–Terry Lester and Krista Lester, about whom we’ve written–we got a nasty e-mail from Stepmommy Krista. She made all kinds of excuses for her taking this girl out to all the TV shows and glamorizing this, all kinds of excuses for continuing to let this girl have a relationship with this Muslim, green-card seeking Palestinian suitor. But in the end, she just can’t be a parent. She’s too dazzled by the lights.
But that didn’t stop her from telling us that we’re not a real news source. But if this site is not a real news source, why did she waste so much time and energy sending me such a long, melo-dramatic e-mail?
We’ve heard they’ve been contacted to make a TV movie. We doubt they turned the thousands down. We pick Drew Barrymore to play Katherine and Courtney Love to play stepmommy. Maybe Lindsay Lohan’s father can portray Mr. Lester.
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