A representative for Rosie O’Donnell has called an invitation extended to the former television talk host by Muslim terrorists leaders to visit the Middle East “absurd.”
The Mideast jihadists spoke out in a new book – “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!” in which they applauded O’Donnell’s infamous statements about the war in Iraq and the global war on terror.
Meanwhile, O’Donnell’s soon-to-be-released memoirs, set to hit stores next week, reportedly defend her repeated disagreements on ABC’s “The View” with conservative-leaning co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck – times when O’Donnell made most of the statements the Islamic terrorists applauded.
“I agree with what this O’Donnell says. … We welcome Rosie O’Donnell to stay among us and to get to know the truth from being here, like many American peace activists are doing,” said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization.
Senakreh and other terror leaders were quoted sounding off about O’Donnell in “Schmoozing with Terrorists” by author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
For one of the chapters of the book, Klein assembled a panoply of senior terrorist leaders and asked them to sound off about the views of high-profile liberals and conservatives.
The terrorists first said they never had heard of O’Donnell, a former host of ABC’s “The View,” who made regular headlines with her heated political battles against Hasselbeck. Klein told the terrorists O’Donnell was a high profile television personality and read to them a series of her political statements, with which they mostly agreed.
Klein told the terrorist leaders about one instance when O’Donnell argued on “The View” that suspected terrorists jailed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are people too and asserted the U.S. “robs them of their humanity.”
“They’ve been treating them like animals … they have hoods over their heads, they torture them on a daily basis,” O’Donnell said on air.
On one episode of “The View,” O’Donnell urged Americans not to fear so-called terrorists, calling them mothers and fathers.
“Faith or fear, that’s your choice,” she said. “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.”
“Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers,” stated O’Donnell.
Klein informed the terrorists of questions raised by O’Donnell in March 2007, when transcripts were released in which captured alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to the mega-terror attacks and 31 other plots and attacks.
“I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement. He also took credit for personally beheading Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and for planning multiple other attacks since the early 1990s.
On “The View,” O’Donnell suggested the U.S. government elicited a false confession from the alleged terror mastermind.
Pointing out Mohammed was arrested in March 2003, O’Donnell asked, “Why hasn’t he admitted it until now?”
“They didn’t allow reporters there and he hasn’t had a lawyer,” O’Donnell stated on air, insinuating Mohammed’s confession was coerced with no accountability.
“I think the man has been under custody in secret CIA torture prisons and Guantanamo Bay where torture is accepted and allowed – and he finally is the guy who admits to doing everything,” O’Donnell said. “They finally found the guy, it’s not that guy bin Laden, it’s this guy they’ve had since March 2003.”
Suggesting the U.S. was looking for a scapegoat, O’Donnell said of Mohammed, “for whatever he did or didn’t do, he is not the be all, end all of terrorism in America. And our government has not found the answer in this one man.”
Agreeing with her statements, Abu Jihad, a leader of the Islamic Jihad terror organization in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, stated, “I am sure the Americans tortured Mohammed and forced him to say these untrue things.
“Isn’t it strange it took three years since his arrest for the supposed confession? Intelligence agencies are known to make people say they are guilty even though they know it’s not the case,” Abu Jihad said.
Another time, when Iran seized fifteen British sailors accused of violating Iranian waters, O’Donnell implied the Iranian seizure was a hoax to provide President Bush with an excuse to go to war with Tehran.
“Yes, but it’s very interesting too that, you know, these guys, they went into the water by mistake right at a time when British and American, you know, they’re two, they’re pretty much our biggest ally and we’re considering whether or not we should go into war with Iran,” charged O’Donnell.
In “Schmoozing,” multiple terrorist leaders applauded O’Donnell’s insinuation.
One O’Donnell gem Klein writes the assembled terrorists liked the most was when they were informed O’Donnell raised questions on her online blog about the 9/11 attacks, implying the buildings were brought down in part to destroy documents incriminating oil giant Enron and other major corporations.
After pointing out conspiracy “factoids” regarding the World Trade Center’s Building No. 7, which collapsed after the two larger “twin towers” fell, O’Donnell writes Building 7 “contained offices of the FBI, Department of Defense, IRS (which contained prodigious amounts of corporate tax fraud, including Enron’s), U.S. Secret Service, Securities & Exchange Commission (with more stock fraud records), and Citibank’s Salomon Smith Barney, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and many other financial institutions consists of a listing of various records supposedly destroyed in the collapse of WTC7.”
“I agree with everything O’Donnell said,” boasted Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank’s Anskar refugee camp. “Regarding September 11, there is no way the American intelligence and administration was not aware of what was going to happen that day. How come the Jews and Israelis disappeared from the buildings? Was it by miracle? They knew that an attack would take place. This meant that Zionist elements and the leading elements of the administration who are aligned with economic companies and interests, like Bush and Cheney’s companies of oil, were very interested that the attack would succeed in order to start their campaign for the oil of Iran and Afghanistan.”
West Bank Brigades chieftain Senakreh commented, “Many people have been saying this since the first moment it happened. Of course when it comes from persons like O’Donnell, who you say is respected, it takes a more serious significance. I guess she knows what she is saying.”
Senakreh, who was not aware when he made the statements O’Donnell was an open lesbian, went on to invite O’Donnell to visit the Palestinian territories.
“[She can report to Americans that] we are not in love with killing, we like peace, we are human beings, it is the occupation that obliges us to do what we do,” Senakreh said.
A representative for O’Donnell told the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com Senakreh’s statements and his invitation to O’Donnell were “absurd.”
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