“Here is something from an ex of the "Islamic terrorist" Tamalane :
'He became extremely religious and tried to brainwash me to follow Islam. Tamerlan said I couldn't be with him unless I became a Muslim. He wanted me to hate America like he did.' said Nadine Ascencao, He tried to turn her against the U.S. and beat her if she wore Western clothing.
So much for the author's and other's argument that she converted out of free will.
“a. different woman. This one is Katherine Russell, the other one is Nadine Ascencao
b. why would you believe anything either of them have to say in defense of their own choices? of course she'd say she was somehow brainwashed.. who wants to say in the media that they voluntarily embraced a terrorist?”
“Also.. I am seeing all these narrow points of views from different groups. I guess our point of view & perspective is only based on our identity and experiences . We will have biases based on that. On another note : anyone in London who were victims of the 7/11 bombing will remember that another convert ex wife of that terrorist is now herself a fugitive and supposed terrorist : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17627423 . Right Wingers will love this story .. Liberal will be uncomfortable ..& Muslims will be angry that I bring it up.”
“Wait..so these bombers are driven by Islam ( twisted version of it ) to commit this violence. But we are not supposed to refer to it in trying to understand this event?? The wife is a extension of a story and natural for everyone to be curious.
I would argue against any kind of extremism - right-wing , islamic etc. This case and other high profile cases including 9/11 in NYC , London bombings , Mumbai Bombings were influenced by this brand of terrorism influenced by jihad. So most Muslims are NOT terrorists , but Most terrorists ( influenced by religious beliefs)are . Its almost natural for anyone to connect lifestyles of extreme religious practices with extremism. Is it right? NO... But that's the world we live in. So if you start praying 5 times a day and start covering yourself up suddenly ..its only natural for me to judge you for these extreme practices/ beliefs like I would judge someone who was part of a crazy cult.”