Cindy Sheehan at Washington D.C. anti-war march, Sept. 15 (Photo: ? Carrie Devorah)
Muslim terrorist leaders are “thankful” for the efforts of activist and congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan, stating in a new book Sheehan’s anti-Iraq war activities and her statements against President Bush “give us hope” the U.S. will change its Mideast policies.
“You [Sheehan] give us hope and you show us that there are different Americans than those whom we know,” stated Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in the West Bank’s Anskar Refugee Camp.
“This sincere woman says what we’ve been saying all these last years – Saddam never threatened America or its security. Now Iraq is being decimated and America is losing. Voices like Sheehan’s show things can change,” said Adassi.
Adassi and other terror leaders were quoted sounding off about Sheehan in the recently released “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!,” by author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
Adassi’s Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades took responsibility, along with the Islamic Jihad terror group, for every suicide bombing in Israel the past three years. It also carried out scores of fatal shootings and hundreds of rocket attacks against Jewish population centers.
According to “Schmoozing with Terrorists,” jihad leaders interviewed about Sheehan were thankful for the anti-war activist’s activities.
Klein states in his book he read to the terrorists quotes from the outspoken mother of fallen U.S. Army specialist Casey Sheehan. Among the quotes highlighted for the terrorists were statements calling Bush “the biggest terrorist in the world” and “worse than Osama bin Laden,” and Sheehan’s labeling of Iraqi insurgents multiple times as “freedom fighters.”
Terrorist: ‘I thank Sheehan from the deep of my heart’
Palestinian terrorist leaders were elated to hear Sheehan blamed the Iraq war on Israel, according to Klein.
In a letter to ABC News’ “Nightline” published on the Internet, Sheehan wrote: “Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a neo-con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel.”
Responding in “Schmoozing,” Ala Senakreh, overall West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, stated:
“I agree with her completely and thank her from deep in my heart when she dares to tell the Americans that their children are killed for the interests of Israel.
“The American security has nothing to do with the atrocities in Iraq and in Palestine. I tell this noble mother that American soldiers and Israeli soldiers receive common training and share their experience in how to turn these atrocities even more cruel. You are losing your sons not for a better life for you, but for Israeli interests,” stated Senakreh.
Abu Hamed, leader of the Al Aqsa Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip, urged Americans to listen to Sheehan.
“I hope that all the Americans will understand what this great mother understood. We hope you do not consider this mother as a humanitarian case who speaks from her own pain, because she is saying the truth. I hope you will take her as a good example.”
Sheehan first attracted international news media attention in August 2005 for her extended antiwar demonstration at a makeshift protest camp she erected about three miles outside Bush’s Texas ranch.
Sheehan has since organized multiple tours and rallies against the Iraq war, was arrested for protesting at Bush’s May 2007 State of the Union Address, spoke out in Europe and South America and has made statements some critics say defend jihad.
In May, Sheehan stated she would officially end her anti-Iraq war activism, but she resumed her efforts in July. Last week, Sheehan spoke at an anti-war protest in Washington and was arrested in a House office building for allegedly interrupting the congressional testimony of Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the Multi-National Force in Iraq.
Sheehan last month announced her candidacy as an independent for California’s eighth Congressional district against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.