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Rosie O’Donnell, left, on ABC’s ‘The View’ with Elisabeth Hasselbeck
TV host Rosie O’Donnell says there’s no reason for Americans to fear terrorists because they are just moms and dads like us.
On her ABC show “The View” last Thursday, the shoot-from-the-lip actress-comedienne explained in less-than Rooseveltian fashion that Americans have nothing to fear but fear itself.
“Faith or fear, that’s your choice,” she told co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck and panelists including Barbara Walters and Beverly Sills.
“You can walk through life believing in the goodness of the world, or walk through life afraid of anyone who thinks different than you and trying to convert them to your way of thinking. And I think that this country … .”
To which Hasselbeck interjected: “Well, I’m a person of faith, so I, but I also believe … .”
“Well then, get away from the fear,” interrupted O’Donnell. “Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers.”
O’Donnell also said few were willing to speak out against the Iraq war in the beginning because, “people were blacklisted. We were close to the McCarthy era, where if you said that you were against the policies of the administration, you were called unpatriotic.”
On Sept. 12, O’Donnell said on the show “radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America.”
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