Muslim gunmen holed up inside one of the holiest in Christianity used the Bible as toilet paper? Judaism’s third-holiest site turned into a mosque? Synagogues now used by terrorists as rocket launching pads?

While Muslims are rioting in the Middle East after a British teacher reportedly allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, one Jewish reporter ventured into Islamist strongholds to confront Muslim terrorist leaders accused of the rampant desecration of other religion’s holy sites.

In one chapter of the recently released “Schmoozing with Terrorists,” author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein grills the leaders of some of the most recent notorious holy site desecrations:


  • In 2002, Fatah terrorists fleeing an Israeli antiterror operation ran inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity – the believed birthplace of Jesus – where they took nuns and priests hostage and holed up for 39 days. After the siege ended, there were widespread media reports, including video footage, that the Nativity church had been left in shambles. A Roman Catholic priest trapped inside told the Washington Times some Bibles were torn up and used as toilet paper.

    In “Schmoozing,” Klein catches up with the director of the church siege, Jihad Jaara, who was chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group in Bethlehem, as well as with other terror leaders trapped inside. The Jewish reporter confronts Jaara and other jihadi leaders with the toilet paper account.


  • When Israel evacuated the Gaza Strip’s Jewish communities in 2005, it left intact 20 synagogues since Jewish law prohibits destroying the holy structures. Immediately after the Israeli evacuation was completed, Palestinian mobs destroyed most of the Gaza synagogues, including two major synagogues in Neve Dekalim, the largest Gaza Jewish community.

    In front of international camera crews, the Palestinians ripped off aluminum window frames and metal ceiling fixtures from the Neve Dekalim synagogues, which were situated close to each other in the center of town. Militants flew the Palestinian and Hamas flags from the structures before mobs burned down the synagogues.

    Klein caught up with the terrorist leaders whose groups now control the swath of territory upon which the Neve Dekalim synagogues rested and confronts them about their treatment of the Jewish structures. Terrorists, including Muhammad Abdel-Al, a leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, provide Klein with information the synagogue ruins are being used as rocket launch pads to fire projectiles into Israeli communities.

    Building at Joseph’s Tomb site after Palestinian Authority took control.


  • In what Klein labels the “most vile holy site desecration in recent history,” when Israeli forces in 2000 evacuated the area outside the northern West Bank city of Nablus, or Biblical Shechem, Palestinians overtook Joseph’s Tomb, Judaism’s third holiest site, located at the area of the Israeli retreat. The Tomb is the believed burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph – the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became the viceroy of Egypt.

    Within less than an hour of the Israeli retreat, Palestinians stormed Joseph’s Tomb and reportedly began to ransack the site. Palestinian mobs reportedly tore apart books, destroying prayer stands and grinding out stone carvings in the Tomb’s interior. The Palestinians hoisted a Muslim flag over the tomb, painted the dome green – the color of Islam – and later converted the site’s attached school into a mosque.

    In “Schmoozing,” Klein meets with the chief of the terror group responsible for the repeated attack of Joseph’s Tomb leading up to the Israeli evacuation and also confronts Palestinian lawmakers reportedly involved in the Tomb desecration.

    All interviews in “Schmoozing” are conducted on the record.

    The issue of Muslims desecrating holy sites is just one topic broached in Klein’s “Schmoozing with Terorrists.”

    Among the highlights of “Schmoozing with Terrorists:”


    • Madonna and Britney Spears stoned to death? What life in the U.S. would be like if the terrorists win.


    • Jihadists list their U.S. election favorites, mouth off about politicians and even threaten to kill one 2008 presidential candidate.


    • Klein and friends confront well-armed senior terrorists about whether suicide bombers really get 72 virgins after their deadly operation.


    • A shocking expose on how YOUR tax dollars fund terrorism!


    • The under-reported story of Christian persecution in the Middle East as told by the antagonists and victims.


    • Terrorists offer tips on how to win the war on terror!

    To interview Aaron Klein, contact Tim Bueler Public Relations by e-mail, or call (530) 401-3285.


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