Posted on | March 13, 2010 | 18 Comments
That seems to be the story of the latest American jihadi:
Last Easter, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez, a 31-year-old mom with a $30,000-a-year job as a medical assistant, announced to her family that she had converted to Islam. A few months later, she began posting to Facebook forums whose headings included “STOP caLLing MUSLIMS TERRORISTS!”
On Sept. 11, she suddenly left Leadville, Colo., a small town in the Rocky Mountains, for Denver, then for New York, to meet and marry a Muslim man she connected with online, her family says. . . .
Now, she is in the custody of the Irish police, along with six other individuals, arrested as part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit murder . . .
Ms. Paulin-Ramirez is the second American woman to be linked to an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who made fun of the Prophet Mohammed. . . .
Relatives of Ms. Paulin-Ramirez said they’re distressed because her son was with her in Ireland. The boy’s father is Mexican and hasn’t seen the child in about 5 years, said George Mott, Ms. Paulin-Ramirez’s stepfather, who lives in Leadville with her mother.
Ms. Paulin-Ramirez and her new husband had recently changed the child’s name to Wahid. . . .
Next time my kids start complaining, I’ve got the perfect comeback: “Hey, be grateful for what you got. It could be worse. You could be a half-Mexican kid named ‘Wahid’ living in Ireland.”
But here’s the real punchline to the story:
Ms. Paulin-Ramirez had married several times over the years — some of her relatives estimated she was married four times.
Lady, when your relatives have to estimate the number of times you’ve been married . . . I don’t know. At some point maybe you should start asking yourself, “Is being alone really that much worse than getting married to the next in a long series of scummy douchebags?”
But don’t let me dissuade you. Maybe Mr. Wonderful is right around the next corner. Good luck with Hubby No. 5.
I hear Charles Manson is available. Just sayin’ . . .