September 11, 2006, - 11:40 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Just over a week ago, American convert to Islam and Al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn a/k/a “Azzam Al-Amriki [Azzam the American]” delivered the Islamic terrorist group’s 9/11 fifth anniversary message, “An Invitation to Islam.”
He implored Americans to convert to Islam to “join the winning side.” Kind of like Darth Vader’s pitch to Luke Skywalker to “come over to the Dark Side, and together we will rule the galaxy.”
This weekend, CAIR terrorist apologists celebrated a woman who lost 8 family members on 9/11 for her new conversion to Islam.
Now, People Magazine has joined Adam Yehiye Gadahn’s chorus for it’s 9/11 message. We’ve already noted how Seventeen Magazine glorified teen girls running away to the Middle East to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim. People implores the rest of the mind-addled, female celeb mag reading audience, to do the same.
In its September 4th issue, with JonBenet Ramsey on the cover, People ran an article about how “a growing number of American women find a safe haven by embracing an ancient faith,” Islam. (No matter that Judaism and Christianity are far more ancient faiths than Islam, which ripped off part of both and reconstituted them.) The article features a bevy of hot blondes who converted and found true meaning in the “Religion of Peace.”
Still as hard as it tries to make women feel that Islam somehow empowers women, the article by People “reporter” Sandra Marquez, doesn’t exactly paint a picture of a faith that wise women would want to join (though women who read people generally aren’t too wise). The various stories about the clueless, lost women are actually quite comical, and a warning for others considering the step over into Darth Vader’s world.
Take Angela Collins, 30. The sexy blonde with blue eyes converted to Islam because she felt she missed something growing up as a latchkey kid, and the religion
filled a void that existed since her parents divorced when she was 5. “As I’m reading [the Koran], I almost feel as if I am being parented.”
Well, she may have felt parented, but she also felt violence:
In 2003 she married a Kuwait-born Muslim, but their marriage was rocky. They are currently going through a divorce, and she had to obtain a restraining order.
Restraining orders are not exactly a very attractive feature for joining a religion.
Then, there is Nicole Aeschleman, a 25-year-old lawyer. She
converted to Islam in 2004 after emerging from a six-month partying spree–getting drunk and dating men who weren’t interested in relationships [DS: or getting green cards].
To the rescue: Nabil Michraf, a Morroccan studying in France. Guess where he lives now? Well, he married Aeschleman. He’s here.
She had to compose a marriage contract enabling her to get a divorce if her husband doesn’t let her work or takes additional wives. In most other religions–for obvious reasons–you don’t need this kind of “pre-nup.” Most other religions don’t permit multiple wives and only allow the husband to grant a divorce, a la Islam.
Then, there’s Timna Valore-Schulze, 24, who wanted to become a nun, but converted to Islam in 2001, after she determined that
“it was the most feminist religion I had ever seen” because of its support for women’s rights.
HUH?! Earth to blind, deaf, and dumb chick . . . .
After she converted to Islam,
her mother jotted down her friends’ phone numbers from her cell phone after the 9/11 attacks and reported them to the FBI as potential terrorists.
This is People Magazine at work, doing the work of Adam Gadahn for him. People’s post-9/11 prescription (and Gadahn’s)–If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em–will be the death of us.
Thanks to readers Sean M. and Hans W. for the tip.
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