November 15, 2007, - 5:12 pm

Shocker – Dr. Phil is Clueless: The Katherine Lester Islam Story

By Debbie Schlussel
On Tuesday, I told you that the Dr. Phil shows on Katherine Lester–the smalltown girl who fled to the Middle East to meet her deceptive Palestinian Muslim MySpace boyfriend, “Abdullah Psycho” a/k/a Abdullah Jimzawi a/k/a Abdullah Jinzawi, and convert to Islam–were airing yesterday and today.
I watched yesterday’s show (today’s hasn’t aired yet, here in Detroit). And the key word that comes to mind is this: Whitewash.
These two words were never mentioned during the entire show: Islam and Arab. Gee, I wonder why.
Also, Dr. Phil is a complete dummy. He repeatedly said that Lester is in war-torn Gaza while she is in Jericho in the “West Bank.” Uh, how can a city be in both Gaza and the West Bank? I know that’s the goal of both HAMAS and Fatah, who want to erase what’s in between (Israel) and have a greater Islamic state, but right now, those are two separate regions. Hasn’t this dumb, fat, bald guy, with dime-store country advice ever looked at a map? Hello . . . ?


Dr. Phil Meets Katherine Lester:

From Cute Small-Town Teen Girl to Islamic Palestinian Brainwash-ette


Then, there’s Dr. Phil’s repeatedly calling the place where Lester is “Palestine.” Uh, Dr. Phil, there ain’t no Palestine. Not yet, anyway. He refused to mention Israel, ever, which might be a good thing.
But then Lester’s annoying, useless mother–who seems to have aided in this whole thing (by doing nothing except go on Dr. Phil), more than hindered it; and seems like a very lax (read: incompetent) parent–repeatedly said that she’s afraid her daughter “will get killed in Israel” and that if her daughter “gets killed in Israel, she’ll never be notified by Israel.”
Uh, Mrs. Lester, if you’re kid has run away to the Middle East, don’t you think you could do an iota of research to find out where she is? She’s in Jericho, which is, sadly, controlled by Palestinians. Her daughter would never “get killed in Israel (except by Muslims),” but she would “get killed in the Palestinian Authority” and “areas controlled by the Palestinians.” And, yes, the Israelis would notify you if your daughter was killed. It’s the Palestinians, chickie, who wouldn’t.
Advice for Mrs. Shawn Lester: Learn the difference. If you really care about the fate of your idiotic daughter, try acting like it.
We know Dr. Phil doesn’t really care about anything but promoting himself, so his being completely ignorant of something that’s in the paper every single day is soooooo predictable.
A few other bits of disinformation by Dr. Phil: The Palestinian Muslim boyfriend is not 20. He’s at least 25. And his and this dummy, Katherine’s online relationship was not conducted in secret. Her father and stepmom openly endorsed it over a year ago on “Good Morning America.”
I mean, Dr. Phil, can’t you get a single fact right? Do a tiny bit of research with your gazillion Dr. Phil staffers, bookers, and producers that you abuse and overwork daily (a friend of mine used to be one, so I know–they hate his guts)?
Here’s some advice for Dr. Phil: Stick to shows on “I slept with my sisters’ brother-in-law’s daughter’s son”. And stay out of the Middle East. You don’t have a clue, Oprah’s village idiot. Hardly a surprise.
The only good part was Katherine Lester’s mother saying, “She’s so stupid.” Yup, and so is her mother, especially for participating in this Dr. Phil Minstrel Show. The other highlight: The Muslim Palestinian boyfriend called this idiot American girlfriend a “slut” and a “dirty whore.” She a Muslim Arab would never call an infidel girl those names, would he?
This was only Part I. I’ll tell you if Part II is any worse. I’m sure it’s no better.

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28 Responses

Where do they find these losers? Is the moron mother bucking for a book deal?

lexi on November 15, 2007 at 5:58 pm

The Dr Phil show is unwatchable unless you enjoy a commerical (I timed it one day) every six minutes. Forget about his fake homespun aw shucks advice. He’s already been exposed for the meglomaniac that he really is.

Rich B on November 15, 2007 at 6:48 pm

im trying to see this girls new myspace i cant find it though.

JaeMack on November 15, 2007 at 6:55 pm

Dr. Phil is basically a dumbed-down HOprah. That’s right, when you find even HOprah to be intellectualy challenging, she’s got just the thing: Dr Phil! Lesters’ mother is in the same MENSA subset; if she knew the difference between a mooselim and a Jew, the audience would find the subject matter over their heads

spiffo on November 15, 2007 at 7:23 pm

You seem more concerned about politics and details that are not as significant as the fact that an 18 year old young woman is in a war zone and her life is threatened. A human’s life is being endangered here and kudos to Dr. Phil for increasing awareness (even if he can do nothing in this situation), so other girls would learn. By the way, the end of the show indicates that Katherine was able to come back…As far as your stereotyping…there are Arab serial killers just as there are Jewish serial killers and American serial killers. Yes, that place is not a politically stable zone and many people there are fundamentalists but that does not apply to every single person there (Jews or Muslims). It’s funny that Dr. Phil keeps calling the guy a man and Katherine a child. She’s 18 (an adult) – only 2 years younger than her “boyfriend”. They BOTH should know better. And let me tell you about the culture…True muslim men are taught to treat women well. Abuse and rudeness are frowned upon as much as it is frowned upon in other religions and cultures. Those fundamentalists are not true muslims, they are merely political “terrorists” who brainwash people to control them the same way the church used to control people years ago. Personally, I don’t consider myself belonging to any religion because I feel that it just segregates people and I try to see past through what ethnicity or background each person belongs to and only judge based on personality.

engineeringirl on November 15, 2007 at 7:52 pm

Oh and I just wanted to add that I am not justifying her “boyfriend”‘s behaviour. Whether he’s white, black, yellow, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, no culture condones or encourages that kind of behaviour. I think he’s a moron and she’s better off without him but I also think that she also made a choice and should have known better. However, I think we should all be given a chance and educated. Katherine deserves a chance to be more educated and receive guidance. However, ultimately it is up to her to apply that advice well.

engineeringirl on November 15, 2007 at 7:57 pm

Engineergirl must be a college student. No one with a solidified brain mass could come up with such impoverished moral equivocation…this has to be a parody. Tell me this is a parody.

Jauhara Al-Kafirah on November 15, 2007 at 8:33 pm

I don’t care whether this idiot girl is in a war zone or on Maui. She is a worthless sad sack who is not really interesting enough to spend any time on. Mother is a loser. Boyfriend, ditto. Also, I’ve never watched the psychobabbler “Dr.” Phil and don’t intend to. I’ve never watched Orpah and don’t intend to. Ever. What kind of imbecile watches these shows, anyhow?

lexi on November 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm

Stories like this make me appreciate my parents even more. I would have been whipped raw (only on my behind) –even at the age of 18– had I engaged in such shenanigans.

Sue Bob on November 15, 2007 at 9:14 pm

This is a parody indeed. I suggest engineergirl check into a mental asylumn before she ends up like Kathrine Lester. So the world would be better off without any religious affiliations. Lenin had the same idea and look what happened to Russia during the communist era. It looked like Afganistan after the Taliban seized power. I’d say liberalism is a dyfunctional religion too or it may as well be since it has the dogma of self-worship considering most of these left wing loonies think they are demigods on one level or another. When was the last time you heard a radical Christian open fire on a large crowd of non-christian. When have you last seen a Jew detonating bombs with nails blowimg gentiles to smithereens in the name of Moses? If Katherine wants to run off with her palestinian boyfriend, she can do so but there will be ramifications and she should not be held up as a heroin. Domestic violence is a common practise and even yet legitimized in the helm of islamic fundementalism. In fact, wife beating is a ritual. Just for your general knowledge, I suggest you logg on to and watch a presentation about the violent oppression of women in the moslem world(infact,I recommend this video clip to everyone). Having seen it, you’ll have some idea what Katherine Lester is to look foward to assuming once she forgos her wedding plans with her run away arabian lover. If you don’t, then get a clue girl.

Jew Chick on November 15, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Dear Debbie;
For the first time in my life I watched the Dr. Phil Show yesterday.
I was surprised at first, but then, after I thought about it, I realized that I should have guessed that this show would be rife with political correctness.
Not once did anyone mention clitorectomies, wife beatings, Islams total, and absolute rule over ones life.
No one mentioned the severely misogynistic rules of Sharia Law.
No one mentioned the intense hatred of any thing Jewish.
If I recall correctly, no one even said the word Islam, or Muslim.
It’s as if they were afraid to offend someone.
You know how extremely sensitive those Muslims can be.
In the two years since Katherine ran away, I wonder what her family told her about Islam.

EJO on November 15, 2007 at 10:44 pm

Engineering Girl: My awareness about this situation was increased months ago by THIS website. Dr Phil and his “kudos” seem to have only recently stumbled onto the story. But then again, Debbie Schlussel doesn’t have the publicity machine behind her as do Hoprah and Dr Phil. The same goes for the genecide in Darfur. Long before Hollywood leeched onto the story, Debbie was reporting it here. Your analysis of Katherine’s situation seems to be more based in wishthink than in reality. She is in for the ride of her life and doesn’t seem to realize it.

Rich B on November 16, 2007 at 11:01 am

“And let me tell you about the culture…True muslim men are taught to treat women well. Abuse and rudeness are frowned upon as much as it is frowned upon in other religions and cultures.”
If you truly believe this nonsense you must have been living in cave all of your life. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Do you know what they do to woman that have been raped?
I suggest you do a google before you come on this website to spread propaganda about the Religion of Peace.

ScottyDog on November 16, 2007 at 12:12 pm

ScottyDog, I do not need to google anything. I was born and raised in a muslim country and I have also lived in non-muslim countries. Yes, there are muslim fundamentalists who rape and abuse women but there also non-muslims who do the same…why else are there abuse crisis lines in the US and horrendous crimes? I never said that people should not have a religion. It works for me. It doesn’t have to work for everyone else.
Maybe the majority in the war zone are abusive men but what do you expect from a war zone where people are depressed/opressed/violent. That doesnt apply to other countries such as UAE, Bahrain, etc who actually have a lot of expatriates happily working there.
Yes, Katherine is stupid and I never said she was. IF her parents truly disciplined her she would have never reached that level of stupidity. But I would like to place myself in a mother’s shoes and believe that focusing on politics/religion will not help the situation. Efforts should be focused on rescuing Katherine and I feel she needs more education/guidance that her parents never gave her…something that all teenagers need.
As far as the Dr. Phil show. Good for you for being aware of this situation from this website without watching the Dr. Phil show but it’s also good for this incident to be broadcasted by different media sources to target different audiences (people who do not read newspapers or go on this site) and I see no harm in making this issue as widespread as possible. After all, why flood the media with Britney Spears and not more valuable issues?
Abduallah is an arrogant young man who’s bum would be whooped, especially by my Arab parents…but then again my Arab parents would never have an idiot of a son such as him.

engineeringirl on November 16, 2007 at 6:03 pm

Another sucker seeking rewards for being stupid. Dr. Phil is a white Oprah who sucks even worse…
What do you expect? This is the age of stupid. The result of many decades of government sanctioned dumbing down. The results which you can see in the judiciary, in law enforcement, in the CIA and in the highest levels of politics. How else could anyone justify Condi Risotto where she is?

sheik yer'mami on November 17, 2007 at 1:19 am

I’m not gonna touch the psychodynamics here. Sorry, Debbie, but don’t have enough space in your comments section. I hope you’ll understand.
What continues to blow me away, though, is that these guys are supposed to be paying people, or at least have motivated interns, to check the facts of the show’s content.
The mother may have gotten it wrong about the dangers of being in Israeli controlled areas versus Arabs controlled areas. But she was more accurate than Dr. Phil about the geography. Anyone who reads the Bible knows that Jericho IS in Israel. 😉
It’s about an hour drive from me, south, and then east.

Ben-Yehudah on November 17, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Oh my God i am actually shocked about how racist and incredibly stupid everybody is specially you Debbie whatever the hell your name is!!! FYI the muslim guy didnt brainwash the girl her family and the screwed up individual Dr Phil did and I am so happy that the girl herself Katherine whatever is now saying and it has been reported on several middle-eastern channels that she wants to go back with that palestinian man and that she has been brainwashed by her racist and ignorant mother and ofcourse the ultimate bastard Dr. Phill himself. You can cneck recent sources to check if what I’m saying is true…. They are not the first young couple to run off together but ofcourse since he is a shhhhhhhhhhhh ‘muslim’ that means he brainwashed her I mean for God’s sake i doubt he is that intelligent I mean you should see him in interviews. Plus for the idiot who’s saying that Islam Sharia asks for the man to be domineering is saaaaaaaaaaaaaadly mistaken i mean don’t open your mouth if you dont know what the hell your talking about. Islam demands that women be respected and also it demands the men to spend their money on their families. Meanwhile if the women works too she is allowed to keep every penny to herslef. Don’t judge based on what you see happens in Afghanestan or other screwed up countries. If Islam is what you think it is it would’nt be the religon which gaines converts the most. Read more, dont be ignorant and WAKE UP!!!!!

tepagum on July 3, 2008 at 10:45 am

Islam is seriously misunderstood. Islam is a true religion of peace. Islam is infact the worlds secound largest religion & its growing more & more. We are not taught to brainwash people. We are taught to give out the truth on religious points of view & how people should act & behave, modesty.. We DO NOT support terrorism or violence. Muslims are peaceful & the ones who has done terrorism & extreme violence is going against the Islamic teachings itself. For this young girl (Katherine Lester), becoming muslim & living in an Islamic country was the best thing she can ever do in her life..Even if that means leaving out from her family to become a Muslim.

Muslimah on September 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Also, please keep in mind that Muslim is a person who converts to Islam..Many people think that Muslim is a race or ethnic, Muslim is a religion.

Muslimah on September 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Muslimah: I have never heard of ANYONE mistake Muslim as a race or ethnicity. To imply such is quite misinformed. Pretty much everyone knows Islam is a religion having nothing to do with race, as most muslims are NOT arab. Please don’t write your naive views on Islam, and stop misinforming people about how Islam is a religion of peace. Anyone with a brain can see for themselves that any region in the world with muslims bordering non-muslims is plagued by war, terror and other such common muslim tactics for trying to oppress and rule over others. Any county with more than 20% of muslims has some kind of jihad waging against it. And don’t give the nonsense excuse of muslims being oppressed. Please. Even many notable muslim leaders have openly stated that Islam is NOT a religion of peace, and is a religion with conquest goals and plans for either killing or dhimmitude for the rest of the world. Please don’t spread taqiyyah anymore in the name of your religion, start reading the Quran about what a “peaceful religion” it is, and read up on history, notably the almost 2 millennia of war, conquest, terror, murder, theft of ancient cultures and land, genocide and insanity that Islam leaves in its wake.

    Please grow up and learn the facts. Stop being intellectually lazy and listening to whoever fed you these lies. I know being told your whole life how great something is is hard to question, especially when you’re taught not to. But there are resources out there; don’t be complacent and lazy.

    K on November 7, 2009 at 3:06 am

I personally think that Debbie Schlussel needs to be married to
Abdullah Psycho, It is very apparent that she is way overdue for a good dose of reality!

AgentRoss on December 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

k: I think you’re the misinformed one. You’re also rude and disrespectful. You’re probably one of those who thinks that all Muslims are terrorists, and then goes on about how the stereotypes for America are so unfair.
You clearly haven’t done your research, so don’t make ignorant and rude comments.

Katie on August 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

Dr. Phil may be a meglomaniac.(I don’t know enough about him in that area–and if that characteristic is present maybe it is something that he is trying to change about himself–we all have trait(s) that we need to change.)However, many times I have listened to Dr. Phil on his t.v. show and every time he makes sense and offers workable strategies to alter one’s suffering to include much more happiness. In addition, I do not have all of the facts with which Dr. Phil was presented regarding Katherine and Abdullah–video outtakes can easily be manipulated to present a certain point of view–and I do know that negative stereotypes concerning Arabians and Muslims are enormously incorrect, insulting beyond belief and purveyors of hate crimes–but does anyone have an answer to this question: Why does not Abdullah come to the USA to live with Katherine since he can get a passport to do so? He says that he would even live on the moon to be with her. Sincerely, Maureen Nolan

Maureen Nolan on December 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Bottom Line is – he was a foreigner and an abusive person to Katherine. He wouldn’t allow her to talk to her family. He threatened her and abused her. Who cares about anything else.

dlp on September 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

that little rant was hilarious! Learn to speak English properly before you go on rants like that, you look and sound ignorant. Also, as someone eluded to above, you’re missing the forest for the trees. The point of the show was an 18 year old American girl possibly in danger, NOT some geopolitical endorsement of Palestine and condemnation of Israel. You’re so off base, it was almost painful to read your near woefully ignorant diatribe.

Joey on August 18, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Lester’s parents are idiots. It is obvious that they raised their daughter the wrong way by being too lenient. Two words, tough love! My child’s freedom of expression at home are based on their age, maturity, and intellect. As they progress I adjust their allowances of freedom, privacy, and their usage of the computer. When they were much younger I had total control of what they can and can not do. Now I often ask them their opinion of matters. Your child is not your friend, a friend can not tell another friend what she should or should not do. You are the parent, and your child is that, be a parent.

BlackMan on November 28, 2014 at 11:07 am

This isn’t as bad as the one where in bailed out the evil b##### that beat up that Victoria Lindsay girl and videotaped it. That was one of the stupidest things he ever did. I’ll cheer the cops on if they stone them to death and I’ll pay 100% of my taxpayer money on it. There’s people dying of cancer and they are committing heinous disputable act because they got dump by the boy.

Anomynous on February 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

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