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Not "Brainwashed": American Women Who Converted To Islam Speak Out
NBC News ^ | April 26, 2013 | JoNel Aleccia

Posted on 04/26/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by Biggirl

When an American convert to Islam was revealed as the wife of the dead Boston bombing suspect, Lauren Schreiber wasn’t surprised at what came next. Comments from former acquaintances and complete strangers immediately suggested that 24-year-old Katherine Russell, a New England doctor’s daughter, must have been coerced and controlled by her husband, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died last week in a firefight with police.

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TOPICS: Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: brainwashed; burqua; dhimmi; hijab; islam; muslim; sharia; women
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1 posted on 04/26/2013 7:16:11 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Not brainwashed, just stupid.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 7:18:27 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Biggirl

Also not in denial. /s


3 posted on 04/26/2013 7:18:39 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Biggirl

Some women are just attracted to beaters. They just are. Ando moslems are notorious beaters.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 7:19:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Biggirl

NBC doing their part to set the narrative.


5 posted on 04/26/2013 7:19:40 AM PDT by castowell (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Biggirl
>>> “The moment you put on a hijab, people assume that you’ve forfeited your free will,” says Schreiber

Well, hon, you did. You submitted.

6 posted on 04/26/2013 7:20:50 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Also, more black women converted to islam and wearing hijab so far. Because their men converted first.
7 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:23 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Westbrook

I think, in part, mistaught Christianity, which teaches that men should be wussies to emulate Christ, is in part responsible for this.

Proper Christianity is very much a deliberate kindness, but hardly weak.


8 posted on 04/26/2013 7:23:29 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Biggirl

And yet the 3 women pictured in the article have the vacant smile of brainwashed cult members.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 7:24:39 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Biggirl

You first need a brain to be brainwashed.


10 posted on 04/26/2013 7:24:50 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Biggirl

11 posted on 04/26/2013 7:25:08 AM PDT by Perseverando (The truth is hate to those who hate the truth.)
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To: Biggirl

Mental illness or total lack of self respect.....


12 posted on 04/26/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Perseverando

Whoa! This is my latest, best graphic, pictorial on Islam.


13 posted on 04/26/2013 7:28:07 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Biggirl
Stockholm Syndrome
14 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT by tomkat (a nation of spoiled children being 'led' by the very parents who excused their petulance)
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To: Biggirl

It says more about Muslim intolerance than anything else.

I wonder how many of the women who converted to Islam are married to Muslims.

Or are they single women who converted just because they WANTED to?

I have an acquaintance who is a Jewish guy and married a Christian. He did NOT demand or expect that she would convert. They have been happily married for many years.

I know many couples with partners of varied Christian denominations ... no problem.

I don’t know of any Muslims who marry or are married to Non Muslims.

I think that is the functional definition of ‘intolerance’.


15 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Biggirl

Sounds like the ladies in the story need to read the Koran.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 7:30:58 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Perseverando; NoGrayZone; Biggirl
The Project: Part 2

These Women are willing Tools!!!!


17 posted on 04/26/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Biggirl

A sure sign of brainwashing is denial.

I mean look at liberal democrats, the most prominent group of brainwashed people in America.


18 posted on 04/26/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Biggirl

There always has been and likely will be a percentage of the population that WANTS to feel like a victim. Of these, there is a smaller population that WANTS to be dominated, push around, perhaps even slapped around and humiliated.

What that percentage is, I don’t know. My observation is that does seem to be higher in women than men.


19 posted on 04/26/2013 7:33:55 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Biggirl

For women who feel sending marriage proposals to three-time lifers in maximum security prisons is not quite nuts enough for them.


20 posted on 04/26/2013 7:33:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl

There is a warm cot waiting for her at SFF Hazelton.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 7:34:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Biggirl

I still remember one of the alphabet network did a segment a while ago.

All the women wearing drab colored hijab, covered head to toe except their eyes, and ALL OF THEM assured the ‘woman reporter’ moooooslem women were treated very well and respect in their society.

Gave me the creeps.


22 posted on 04/26/2013 7:35:43 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Biggirl

It should be required for women to watch the Sally Field/Alfred Molina shocker “Not Without My Daughter” before converting to Islam to marry a Muslim man.


23 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:06 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Perdogg

I do question a women’s SANITY why they would convert to Islam.


24 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

should have said burqa...... sorry


25 posted on 04/26/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Boogieman

There’s a difference between stupid and crazy. Even a very stupid person may instinctively not put their hand in a roaring fire; but a crazy person will, then slowly remove their smoldering hand and complain that the fire is not hot enough.

What makes it even creepier is that there are several flavors of crazy, such as self destructive or suicidal, psychopathic, schizophrenic, paranoid, etc. And they are not necessarily exclusive, so someone might be a “Neopolitan” crazy.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 7:37:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Biggirl

I don’t see a place on this article to comment. I don’t think nbc news wants to allow comments for this article because they don’t want to hear them.


27 posted on 04/26/2013 7:39:17 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Jonty30

Yes, Christ was not a pansy.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 7:39:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Biggirl
American women and the Muslim religion.

**************

Just do a little reading...

A little side-by-side study on the major tenets:
Bible v. Koran....

It's no contest as for authenticity /inspiration/ historicity...

Koran & Sharia Law:
....Leads to disfigurement, amputation, stoning of women and hanging of children, rape, brutalization, or execution of non-believers....

**********

Bible & God's Law:
...Leads to conviction of sins, repentance, forgiveness in Christ...
God's love and mercy pouring grace for all who believe, and always extending kindness, compassion, and charity to non-believers.

29 posted on 04/26/2013 7:40:09 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Jonty30

Plus also the Christian faith has seen great growth in the global south, which includes Africa. The Gospel of Christ FREES people.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 7:42:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 3Fingas

Not surprised. They do not want to read any possible comments either.


31 posted on 04/26/2013 7:42:56 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Yes it does. Christianity is very much underestimated as to how many people follow it, to some degree.


32 posted on 04/26/2013 7:43:36 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

This is why the Bible now and forever will always be the number 1 best selling all time book.


33 posted on 04/26/2013 7:43:42 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

34 posted on 04/26/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Jonty30

Philip Jenkins covers a lot about global south Christianity:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Jenkins


35 posted on 04/26/2013 7:47:23 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The literal meaning of Islam is submission.

The popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey shows that a lot of women fantasize about being submissive.


36 posted on 04/26/2013 7:52:09 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Biggirl

Ask poor Angie Abdullah’s family if she was brainwashed or not.


37 posted on 04/26/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Biggirl

LOL. I thought I had posted “they don’t want to SEE them”.


38 posted on 04/26/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well, I think it’s just plain old gullibility, rather than craziness. Most women aren’t converting to Islam on their own; they fall in love with some guy and then let themselves get conned into converting. So, they are just plain old suckers, as far as I can tell.


39 posted on 04/26/2013 7:56:24 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: IYAS9YAS
Sorry, here's the link I meant to include in my original post: http://www.murderpedia.org/male.A/a/abdullah-azad.htm
40 posted on 04/26/2013 7:57:13 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: allmendream

Google fashion maven Naomi “Earth Tones for Algore” Wolf about how her putting on a burka made her feel “liberated” because she was now no longer subjected to the “male gaze”.

H***, at her age she was no longer subjected to the male gaze anyway. Typical lefty ditz.


41 posted on 04/26/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Boogieman

Not brainwashed, just stupid.


Reocovering NOW activists?


42 posted on 04/26/2013 7:59:58 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Every one is a potential terrorist or terrorist enabler. The FBI need to watch them.


43 posted on 04/26/2013 8:03:43 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Sir Napsalot
Well, hon, you did. You submitted.

Yep.

Go ahead & try to quit.

44 posted on 04/26/2013 8:06:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: castowell
There is a way to stop the suicidal MSM support and Government's embracement of the “Religion of Peace”.

Tools required:
(1) Three Pound Sledgehammer.
(1) Disposable Cell Phone

Operation Name: Expose The Truth

Date:
May 2 (Anniversary of Bin Laden death).

Action:
Use hammer to break door of local Mosque, upper corner opposite hinge side. One solid swing should be enough to set off entry alarm. Leave site...DO NOT ENTER.

Use phone to call local police and claim you have planted a device in the Mosque. Sound a bit crazy, you need to sell it.

Destroy phone.

The plan needs to be executed throughout out the country on the same date.

The police will have no choice but to enter the building to inspect for explosive devices.

If none are found across the nation, then we should rethink our distrust of them.

However, it is far more likely that all across the country, caches of weapons and ordnance will be found.

All members of the infringing Mosques can be deported as suspected terrorists.

Either way, good or bad, the truth will then be exposed.

45 posted on 04/26/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: Biggirl

It’s because the Moonies have quit recruiting brain-dead females to be used as their slaves, and they have to go to some OTHER cult that totally controls their lives instead.


46 posted on 04/26/2013 8:08:21 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Jonty30

I think, in part, mistaught Christianity, which teaches that men should be wussies to emulate Christ, is in part responsible for this.


When I became a Christian in 1981 I attended an AG church. My then wife and I attended a “young marrieds” class which eventually became the “young family” class. I attended for 18 years, leaving because of my divorce.

The class emasculated men. At first I was ok with it because I was just accepting everything they taught. But the more I studied the word the more I had a problem with it.

Finally, one day, one of the guys stood up and confessed that he had been a bad husband and had ruled his family like a tyrant. It was pretty interesting. When he was done talking, I stood up and said, and I paraphrase, the bible teaches that the man is to be the strong leader. He is to make the tough decisions and take the responsibility and bear the brunt of the fallout from the bad decisions.

I further said that most of the men in the class, including me, had the opposite problem of the guy that had just spoken. That is, we defer the authority to our wife, leaving her with the tough decisions and expose her, unprotected, to the fallout, and this violates the very word of God regarding teaching of the roles of the man and woman in a marriage.

I posed a situation to the class, if the husband and wife are driving in the car and they come to a Y in the road, and, after discussing it, the husband wants to turn left, but the wife wants to turn right. If they are a Godly marriage, which way do they tur?

As one, the commenters said they needed to continue discussing. I said the turn is now right in front of you. You either turn left, right, or plow into the barrier. Which way do you turn? I short circuited most of the brains in the room. Almost NOBODY could respond, though some suggested that a man wants to please his wife so they should turn right.

I said NO! The man is responsible for the decision and bears the weight of it, be it right or wrong. The correct answer is that they turn left. I further clarified that the man that firmly believes he should turn left but turns right to please his wife has done her a terrible disservice. The reasons are legion and for another post.

On a side note, virtually every woman in the room was staring daggars at me, though nobody could argue against my point.

It’s like arguing against the teetotalers in my Kentucky baptist church now. They can’t support their position but they stand by it strongly. Oy.


47 posted on 04/26/2013 8:09:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Biggirl
Mass conversions to Islam are coming. The attacks on the Christian religion and its morality have left a spiritual vacuum in America. That vacuum must be filled as drugs and copulation can only go so far in diverting people. The Games are only exciting for a few days before and after their occurrence. Islam offers a way out of the spiritual hell Americans have placed themselves. In addition, it is exotic which the trivial crave, it is structured, it superficially resembles our old morality, for example it deals properly with Sodomites, while Christian ministers marry them.

All it will take is one celebrity in their prime coupled an advertising campaign, movies and pictures of thousands bowing and it will sweep the country. Some time during the next ten years.

For the mystic does not the Book Of Revelations mention a "little book" which raises the question is that "little book" the Koran?

48 posted on 04/26/2013 8:09:49 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Let's see, your working 80 hours a week and your hubby is parting and hanging out at the gym , building bombs, hmm I think you are stupid or gave up your free will, your choice you chose the option!
49 posted on 04/26/2013 8:18:58 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Biggirl

>>>She grew up in an agnostic family where she was encouraged to discover her own faith.>>>

Same old story. Don’t teach them about religion, and they’ll choose their own. I wonder how many of them choose well.


50 posted on 04/26/2013 8:20:18 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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